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19 hours ago, Andrew_Gamer_NZP said:

Someone screwed up today.

 

 

I do this for a major pro team, and this is my nightmare.  I triple check everything and am still scared of mistakes slipping through

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5 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

 

I agree the dimensions are pretty funky, but at the same time it’s something I appreciate about baseball. Not every playing field is the same, for better and for worse.

 

 

I thought this was pretty cool (click play):

 

 

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That’s awesome.  

 

I like the varied layouts; home field should convey an advantage, and knowing how to play a ball off the wall can certainly be part of that. 

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How would people feel if Soldier Field had goal posts that were 20 yards wide, while Lincoln Financial had ones that were only two feet wide (and a field that was 80 yards)?

 

I get that it's part of the "charm" of baseball, but that evolved organically due to locations of parks, which for the most part isn't an issue now.  It's kind of weird how players are rated by their numbers, and one player can have 50 home runs while a vastly superior player only has 40 because he plays in a much larger home park.

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22 hours ago, Andrew_Gamer_NZP said:

Someone screwed up today.

 

 

 

I’m just glad Paul De Jong found a second career after his time as cellist in the 2000s experimental music ensemble The Books.

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2 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

How would people feel if Soldier Field had goal posts that were 20 yards wide, while Lincoln Financial had ones that were only two feet wide (and a field that was 80 yards)?

 

Well, first of all we’re not talking about the width of goal posts any more than we are baseball clubs deciding that they want first base 80 feet from home plate.  The basic layout is the same everywhere, only the extremities can be expanded or contracted.

 

And to your example, I don’t think I’d mind if the Eagles were allowed to widen the playing surface at Lincoln Financial Field 10 or 20 feet more than Soldier Field’s.

 

It’s not a problem in soccer; there are minimums and maximums, and within those constraints clubs can decide what size pitch they want to use.  The goals are all the same, as are the penalty areas.  Just like baseball parks.  And just as baseball clubs build their roster to take advantage of their outfield wall, so too do soccer clubs play to the size of their pitch.  And I don’t have a problem at all with that. 

 

 

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Even exact dimensions aren't the same everywhere. Balls will still fly out of Coors, Chase, etc and will still die on the track in SF

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11 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

Ben Zobrist was warned about wearing black cleats during day games at Wrigley... this is getting silly... though I see where MLB is coming from as it violates the 51% team colors rule. The rules need to be changed.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/major-league-baseball-warns-chicago-cubs-ben-zobrist-wearing-black-cleats/zr0u4mgbrq2f1mnxgldftu2g6

Clearly they haven't noticed teams have players wearing different styles of socks.

 

I'm looking at you Oakland.

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9 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

I agree the dimensions are pretty funky, but at the same time it’s something I appreciate about baseball. Not every playing field is the same, for better and for worse.

 

I like that about baseball, too. But I wanted the Nats' field to stand out by being symmetrical and deep (maybe even with extra-high walls to make it an extreme pitcher's park). I'm sure, for instance, 340-380-415-380-340 would be unique among parks.

 

50 minutes ago, OaklandIsBack said:

Even exact dimensions aren't the same everywhere. Balls will still fly out of Coors, Chase, etc and will still die on the track in SF

I love how all that comes into play. Wrigley Field used to be infamous for very shaggy infield grass that would eat up ground balls, and the old Comiskey Park would dry out or water down the infield depending on the pitchers. Varying field conditions are part of why baseball is great. It's your team, their team, and your surroundings.

 

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13 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

How would people feel if Soldier Field had goal posts that were 20 yards wide, while Lincoln Financial had ones that were only two feet wide (and a field that was 80 yards)?

 

I get that it's part of the "charm" of baseball, but that evolved organically due to locations of parks, which for the most part isn't an issue now.  It's kind of weird how players are rated by their numbers, and one player can have 50 home runs while a vastly superior player only has 40 because he plays in a much larger home park.

 

As long as both teams are playing on the same field for a given game, it's fine.

 

To your concern about stats, many of the ~advanced statistics~ take this sort of thing into account. And even if not, folks know to control for park effects just by knowing the league.

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47 minutes ago, Michael Bolton said:

 

I want to go to this series so bad, but my damned best friend had to go and schedule his wedding for that weekend in Jacksonville.

By my definition of a best friend... that man isn't your best friend

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Any idea which hat they will wear? All teal or all black? 

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Pretty sure it’ll be teal, and I absolutely guarantee you they’ll :censored: it up somehow. 

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The Marlins have to wear the teal hat if they want it to be accurate to 1993 like they're saying they will be but knowing this franchise they're just gonna wear the less cool 1997 uniforms. I don't want to be right.

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8 hours ago, marlinfan said:

Any idea which hat they will wear? All teal or all black? 

 

7 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Pretty sure it’ll be teal, and I absolutely guarantee you they’ll :censored: it up somehow. 

 

1 hour ago, Old School Fool said:

The Marlins have to wear the teal hat if they want it to be accurate to 1993 like they're saying they will be but knowing this franchise they're just gonna wear the less cool 1997 uniforms. I don't want to be right.

The day it was announced they said it would be the 1993 Opening Day uniforms which is the all teal cap, not sure why anyone is assuming they'll mess it up. They never wore the all black cap at home in 1993, it was a road alternate until 1995. 

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Does anybody have the Century 21 TATC catalog? Im having a tough time finding all the hats and number fonts.

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I didn't appreciate the old Marlins colors at the time, I would love a teal and black MLB team today.  For now I'll settle for Coastal Carolina.

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