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  2. NERD ALERT!! I kid. Spelling and grammar are two completely different constructs. Also, Oxford Commas are good. Back on topic, the one-helmet prevented color rush from being entirely disastrous, while also mildly improving the Packers’ throwbacks (outside of just going back to the proper design). Losing out on a bit of throwback bucks for an identity that’s not really embraced in Nashville and distant nostalgia in Houston isn’t worth trashing the rule.
  3. Are we pretending non-retractable stadiums don't have shadow issues? I mean, we always hear how no one wants to play the Dodgers in the playoffs because of earlier start times and the shadows.
  4. I guess it’s better than Joe Robbie/Dolphin/Hard Rock/Wayne Huizenga Memorial Stadium. I know that’s a low bar to clear, but there you go.
  5. Beavs on the front looks stupid. Helmet's cool though. When I think Beav (rated G obvs), I think this:
  6. All parks are going to have shade issues to some degree. Even those without retractable roofs. The shadows are less severe in Houston because its roof retracts to the northeast end of the field. There isn't much at the west side to cast shadows. They are there no doubt, but only cast over the outfield during the late afternoon. SkyDome has a shadow problem but only in dead center. Home plate faces due north and the roof also retracts in that direction. In some respects this was rather clever for a primitive retractable roof. Miller Park has the same orientation as Marlins Park (southeast) and part of the roof retracts due west. Naturally this is going to create shadow problems, and they undoubtedly exist in Milwaukee, but the design shades the field much less. That's the only reason why I'd say the problem is worse in Miami. Again, shadows are going to be mostly unavoidable, but certain park conditions make some worse than others.
  7. Yeah, fans are really suffering at games
  8. Honestly? Not really. Pretty much all of these newer retractable roof parks are terrible in terms of shadow issues. I haven’t been to a single one that hasn’t had problems similar to this.
  9. Nope. All three panels neatly stack on top of each other when it fully retracts. In that last photo you posted (with the kid) it is not even close to being fully retracted.
  10. That is as far as it retracts. It doesn’t open as much as you seem to think it does. It bifurcates, yes, but that only means it looms over both sides of the diamond.
  11. A - I think the point was that certain of the shadows (first photo) are due to the windows and have nothing to do with the roof. B - the first two panels on the first base side are typically left closed as in your third photo to minimize pitcher/batter shadows.
  12. Well the roof is clearly not even close to being fully retracted in that last picture (I have no idea why that's the case) for one, which is probably exacerbating the problems. Hard to tell in the first two. If you look at other Miller Park photos you will see that the roof, at least at one point, is indeed capable of opening even more. I wonder if the Brewers have some reason for this. Don't get me wrong, the park definitely has design flaws, but I'd gladly take that roof over the Marlins'.
  13. Nope. Miller Park has these horrible shadows even when the roof is open. It’s a truly awful design, and as you can see from this photos the roof never actually opens wide enough to stop looming over the action. Personally, if I was a player I would hate to play there for this reason. But it is what it is, so suck it up and stop complaining.
  14. For the nth time: A player can choose to change helmets and that isn't the NFL's fault. If the NFL mandates a second helmet, it is their legal responsibility. How is this so effing hard to understand?!?!
  15. Up next we've got Virginia: UVA's got a good look going for them right now, so I didn't want to change too much. I did change the chest stripe a bit; it's now thinner, higher up, and no longer continues onto the sleeves and back. Other than that, it's pretty much the same as their current uniform. For the clash, I tried out an orange jersey, but I didn't like anything I came up with better than this white one. This one gets a front number above the sabres from their logo with the striping moved to the sleeves. One pair of shorts, orange with the Northwestern stripe, and one pair of navy socks. Let me know what you think, and have a happy Easter if that's your thing!
  16. Good call dumping the unnecessary double outlines for the Pirates. This is such a cleaner look.
  17. History was made in Arlington today: Joey Gallo hit a sac fly
  18. While I am admittedly uncertain, that photograph seems to indicate a closed roof but the sun is at a precise angle where it is shining directly through the windows and casting a beam on the field. Miller Park's roof retracts further back (it bifurcates) than the one at Marlins Park, so I think they would have less issues with 1pm starts. I've been to every retractable roof park in MLB and I would definitely say that the Marlins have the worst shadow problems from my observations. SkyDome and Miller Park are tied for second.
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