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    oops double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjrbaseball View Post
    Maybe I am getting old, but I don't see any "wow factor". That presentation seems to be more of a distraction than an enhancement. (And the P.A. announcer is way over the top.)

    I miss Bob Sheppard.
    well said!
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    Here's a preview image of the new scoreboard coming to Comerica Park for the 2012 season:
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    Suggested guidelines:

    The line score of the game in progress must be the most prominent feature of the scoreboard, and must remain visible from 5 minutes before the scheduled first pitch until 15 minutes following the end of the game. The number of the player at bat, along with the ball-strike-out count, must be displayed in an area adjacent to the line score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjrbaseball View Post
    Maybe I am getting old, but I don't see any "wow factor". That presentation seems to be more of a distraction than an enhancement. (And the P.A. announcer is way over the top.)

    I miss Bob Sheppard.
    I agree. I think the scoreboard shown earlier in the thread from Milwaukee County Stadium in 1957 was better than any of the new digital boards.

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    I'd agree, except it doesn't have the lineups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjrbaseball View Post
    Maybe I am getting old, but I don't see any "wow factor". That presentation seems to be more of a distraction than an enhancement. (And the P.A. announcer is way over the top.)

    I miss Bob Sheppard.
    yes I too miss Bob Sheppard=the voice of god
    but my point was not about the P.A announcer nor the presentation
    My point was that scoreboards have come a long way from just showing
    the line score,the number of the player at bat,and the count of balls,strikes and outs in black and white
    to the (HD) high definition video boards we have now with split screens
    that can show live action video,recorded video,pictures,ads,stats,information,etc
    all in one
    the new one in comerica park is going to do all that and more
    http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/a...s_det&c_id=det
    yes the basic information is fine and is really ALL anyone needs to know
    but a show on the video board is sometime needed to pump up the crowd and get the players energy up
    for in my opinion=that is the function of all this new state of the art stuff
    the basic information is almost always shown in 2 or more spots
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    @drdg ... I guess we will have to disagree on this one then. That's fine.

    As I said, I must be getting old because the show on the video board distracts me from paying attention to the game. And I believe intelligent fans know when to cheer without being coached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjrbaseball View Post
    @drdg ... I guess we will have to disagree on this one then. That's fine.

    As I said, I must be getting old because the show on the video board distracts me from paying attention to the game. And I believe intelligent fans know when to cheer without being coached.
    more like 50/50
    for when the game is on I agree,all the hoopla is a total distraction
    but in between innings or if something important happens in the game or in the world
    it is nice to find out right away (instantly)

    in the old past, we would hear information second hand
    and have to wait to get home to see on tv
    now that information or something about it is shown on the big tv screen (videoboard) in the ball park
    without the video board most of the fans in this ball park would not have been able to see the live action
    and the replay of this historic home run
    Last edited by drdg; 02-29-2012 at 05:44 PM.

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    ^ OBL's death was not announced anywhere in the park. Not on the PA system, not on the scoreboard. Fans found out by checking their smartphones. That's the only way they could have known.
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    sorry
    my cpu got stuck, I am editing and updating now
    smartphone is part of the new technology that we have now
    compare to the past
    as the video mention the 1960 game ending home run by bill M
    no live action or replay shown in the ballpark
    Last edited by drdg; 02-29-2012 at 05:49 PM.

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    I'm actually curious as to why OBL's death was not announced. They must have worried that it would disrupt the game somehow. I thought about how confused the players must have been, regarding the spontaneous chanting that arose in the park...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    I'm actually curious as to why OBL's death was not announced. They must have worried that it would disrupt the game somehow. I thought about how confused the players must have been, regarding the spontaneous chanting that arose in the park...

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    Seems like most "fans" who go to a game have to be entertained by more than just the game. They have to watch TV at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. Laser beam View Post
    ^ obl's death was not announced anywhere in the park. Not on the pa system, not on the scoreboard. Fans found out by checking their smartphones. That's the only way they could have known.
    Who is obl?

    Are you the same joker who referred to Shea as OSS?

    Never mind. I just realized you meant Bin Laden. Still waiting to learn what the O in OSS means.
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    ^ I don't know what "OSS" is. I never used that expression.
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    Disch Falk Field in Austin has added a new video board in Right.

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    It's a generational thing. I grew up going to OYS, where the only thing going on other than the game was Eddie Layton playing the organ between innings. There was baseball, and only baseball. The first game I ever went to, Mickey Mantle hit a towering home run into the center field bleachers. That was in 1967, and I was 8 years old. To this day, I have never seen a video or film replay of that blast, yet I can still see it just as clearly as if I were sitting in the upper deck along first base right now.

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    This is the scoreboard that I grew up with. In my view, it has never been improved upon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    I'm actually curious as to why OBL's death was not announced...
    not germane to what's going on down on the field, there are enough other ways for the customers to hear about it.
    doubt that an announcement was made in theaters either...
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Old Comiskey Park Scoreboard.jpg

    This was the scoreboard at Old Comiskey Park when I was starting to follow the team seriously. I remember seeing this thing light up like crazy every time a White Sox player hit a home run. It would literally light up the night sky near the ballpark, and the fireworks and bright lights was part of what made me a White Sox fan in the first place.
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