GriffinM6

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things way too close to the batters eye

Pretty sure that's only going to come up when a home run is hit so its not going to be in the way of the batter's eye.

Come up? No. They just use it's animated features when a HR is hit.

If they would paint that wall in left center (which they might since it's not completely finished yet) and got rid of that home run "spectacular", it would be a beautiful park.

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You know this shade of green they use, is the same shade of green on the ad boards behind home plate when the game is on Fox allowing digital ads to appear.

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Oh :censored: , ads can go EVERYWHERE now.

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things way too close to the batters eye

Pretty sure that's only going to come up when a home run is hit so its not going to be in the way of the batter's eye.

Come up? No. They just use it's animated features when a HR is hit.

If they would paint that wall in left center (which they might since it's not completely finished yet) and got rid of that home run "spectacular", it would be a beautiful park.

The wall I'm almost certain will be painted green. I know next to nothing about architecture but even I know exposed concretre clashes too much with the design to justify it.

I do wish that the that home run feature was retractable. One of my favorite features about that stadium is the skyline view, but your eye is immediately drawn to that monstrosity rendering the skyline view a secondary characteristic.

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things way too close to the batters eye

Pretty sure that's only going to come up when a home run is hit so its not going to be in the way of the batter's eye.

Come up? No. They just use it's animated features when a HR is hit.

If they would paint that wall in left center (which they might since it's not completely finished yet) and got rid of that home run "spectacular", it would be a beautiful park.

The ballpark looks amazing and I don't mind the HR feature. I actually like it as there are flamingos in many Florida zoos. It's lightyears better than "Put Corporate Name Here" Stadium. The only thing to improve the park is to move the dimensions closer so there would be more HR's out of the park.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city. Also, the more I look at it, the more I'm completely onboard with that obnoxious looking home run celebration in center field. It's a a lot better than that home run apple that was in Shea Stadium.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city. Also, the more I look at it, the more I'm completely onboard with that obnoxious looking home run celebration in center field. It's a a lot better than that home run apple that was in Shea Stadium.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city.

Yeah, but if the purpose of the retractable-roof park is to shield the ballgame from the very thunderstorms that otherwise make regular season baseball untenable in Miami, then you need to have the side windows. Otherwise you'd just have all that blowing into the park anyway and playing hell with the wind patterns.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city.

Yeah, but if the purpose of the retractable-roof park is to shield the ballgame from the very thunderstorms that otherwise make regular season baseball untenable in Miami, then you need to have the side windows. Otherwise you'd just have all that blowing into the park anyway and playing hell with the wind patterns.

I may be imagining it, but I think either this park or another had early sketches where the windows would rotate on the vertical axis and open when the roof was open, close when it was closed. I think that would have given the park a more open feeling, but maybe that wasn't possible.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city.

Yeah, but if the purpose of the retractable-roof park is to shield the ballgame from the very thunderstorms that otherwise make regular season baseball untenable in Miami, then you need to have the side windows. Otherwise you'd just have all that blowing into the park anyway and playing hell with the wind patterns.

Guess I didn't really think of it like that. I was just thinking the roof would serve it's purpose to keep the rain out, but not really the havoc any potential wind may cause.

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It's official. 10 teams in playoffs.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city. Also, the more I look at it, the more I'm completely onboard with that obnoxious looking home run celebration in center field. It's a a lot better than that home run apple that was in Shea Stadium.

It's only good if they hung a little light up sign that says "Jackpot" that would light up and start flashing for every grand slam to casino music while quarters shot out of the Flamingos.

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I think they should've done away with all of those windows. They ruin what would otherwise be a great view of the city. Also, the more I look at it, the more I'm completely onboard with that obnoxious looking home run celebration in center field. It's a a lot better than that home run apple that was in Shea Stadium.

Those windows retract. The entire LF area opens up and you can walk on either side of the retractable windows.

Here is what it looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorgetijerino/6806239170/

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Ok, I'm a Giants fan and that even pisses me off. Why the hell do the Giants need such a strangle hold on the San Jose market? They've established a great fan base and wouldn't really be losing much by letting the A's move to San Jose. All this will do is force the A's out of the bay area and that's bad for everyone IMO. It'll cost the bay area a professional team, and will cost the Giants a good amount of fans IMO.

Maybe this helps the A's end up in Sacramento, which I would personally love to the point of having to reconsider my loyalties (as Sacramento is my "home town"), but it's still not as good of an option as San Jose.

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things way too close to the batters eye

Pretty sure that's only going to come up when a home run is hit so its not going to be in the way of the batter's eye.

Come up? No. They just use it's animated features when a HR is hit.

If they would paint that wall in left center (which they might since it's not completely finished yet) and got rid of that home run "spectacular", it would be a beautiful park.

As much as I hate the home run monstrosity, if you get rid of it that park is actually pretty bland.

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It's actually a really nice ballpark, IMHO. As much as I like to stay in tradition for baseball and whatnot, a neo retro traditional park wouldn't work for Miami.

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