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  1. #1976
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    Do you think they'll move up the LED ribbon board to the second overhang?
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

  3. #1978
    Nah, the support brackets are still there. If anything, they may add a second board. Gots to pay for all these new players somehow!

    Isn't it trippy seeing the field level like that? Reminds me of the Shea and Yankee demos.

    Also, did you guys notice the outfield wall scoreboards are gone? I'm sure they were removed with the LED ribbon boards just to protect them from all the construction going on. They will probably add the video boards above the pavilions last. Today is my last day of school, I will go down to the Stadium myself on Thursday and try to investigate the matter further.
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  4. #1979
    I went to a game in LA in August. First took the tour in the day and hit the game at night. 70 degrees, light breeze, great crowd, beautiful park. I thought I was in heaven. I didn't think they needed to do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingman 26 View Post
    I went to a game in LA in August. First took the tour in the day and hit the game at night. 70 degrees, light breeze, great crowd, beautiful park. I thought I was in heaven. I didn't think they needed to do anything.
    Me too....went on Sandy Koufax bobblehead night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingman 26 View Post
    I went to a game in LA in August. First took the tour in the day and hit the game at night. 70 degrees, light breeze, great crowd, beautiful park. I thought I was in heaven. I didn't think they needed to do anything.
    That might be how you feel, but the ownership needed the renovations in order to compete with the rest of baseball.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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    the changes will be subtle, upgrades to the locker rooms video boards possible elimination of pavillions so people can enjoy the same amenities in the outfield
    It's Time For Dodger's Baseball

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    Quote Originally Posted by THINK BLUE View Post
    possible elimination of pavillions
    Come again?
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    kasten wants to eliminate the benches and make them seats to connect with the rest of the seating bowl
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    Quote Originally Posted by THINK BLUE View Post
    kasten wants to eliminate the benches and make them seats to connect with the rest of the seating bowl
    I like this. I've never been a fan of benches. And since you said that the outfield seating will be connected to the grandstand, it'll be interesting to see how the bullpens will be re-designed. Will they finish all of this 100% by Opening Day or will it be like the Kauffman renovations (year-by-year processs)?
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

  11. #1986
    I don't think the pavilions will be renovated or changed at all this year.

    Things that will be changed for sure this off season:

    - All 4 outfield scoreboards replaced
    - New clubhouses and visitors batting cage
    - New bars and "hang out spots"
    - Free WiFi throughout the entire stadium
    - "Upgrades" to the baseline box seats

    Complete details and renderings are said to be released to the public next month.

    Hoping the new scoreboards look something like this...
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  12. #1987
    I love the short fences by the foul poles. Wish the Mets put that into Citifield

  13. #1988
    Quote Originally Posted by THINK BLUE View Post
    kasten wants to eliminate the benches and make them seats to connect with the rest of the seating bowl
    sure, can charge more that way
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    plus most of the troublemakers stay in the pavillion area
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    http://www.truebluela.com/2012/12/12...oards-wireless

    The Dodgers clubhouse, considered the third smallest clubhouse in baseball behind only Wrigley Field and Fenway Park, will be expanded to more than double its current size, while the visitors clubhouse on the third base side will be expanded by roughly half. The visitors side will also get its own workout room and batting cage, eliminating the need for opposing players to walk through the Dodgers' side to use the one workout room and batting case on the third base side of the stadium.
    So are they flip-flopping the dugouts? Home dugout is now on the 1st base side?
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPressure View Post
    http://www.truebluela.com/2012/12/12...oards-wireless



    So are they flip-flopping the dugouts? Home dugout is now on the 1st base side?
    I doubt it. Probably a typo. Either that or both clubhouses were/are on the 3B side.
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    ^ How could a clubhouse be on the opposite side of the field from its associated dugout?
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  18. #1993
    Nah, there is/was one batting cage for both teams, and it was on the Dodgers side.
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  19. #1994
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    ^ How could a clubhouse be on the opposite side of the field from its associated dugout?
    several pre-cookie cutter parks had both clubhouses on the same side
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

  20. #1995
    Candlestick had both clubhouses on the first base side. The third base side was built on fill.

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    Wouldn't that be a bit of a problem for the team that has to walk clear across the stadium in order to get to their clubhouse?
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    That explains why the home dugout is on the 3B side at Dodger Stadium. Normally, you'd want your dugout to be on the 1B side because it's a shorter walk for a batter back to the bench after he makes an out. Not 100% sure about this, but I think majority of the MLB ballparks have their home dugout on the 1B side.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

  23. #1998
    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPressure View Post
    That explains why the home dugout is on the 3B side at Dodger Stadium. Normally, you'd want your dugout to be on the 1B side because it's a shorter walk for a batter back to the bench after he makes an out. Not 100% sure about this, but I think majority of the MLB ballparks have their home dugout on the 1B side.
    A majority, but only by a little.

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  24. #1999
    I remember when I was in college Florida state for years had been 3rd base and the cheering section there purposely faced it, but then when they renovated they realized they had more room on the 1st base side to expand the clubhouse so they switched sides.
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  25. #2000
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    Wouldn't that be a bit of a problem for the team that has to walk clear across the stadium in order to get to their clubhouse?
    no, they were big boys.
    they could take it, even when they lost the series...
    Last edited by Paul W; 12-15-2012 at 08:21 PM.
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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