Last edited by tomzpc; 04-08-2009 at 02:32 PM. Reason: deleted.
I used three of the 127 feet 3 inches and one 60.5 to almost reach the wall.
Heres what I got:
One 'C' measurement
127 feet x 12 inches = 1524 inches + 3 inches = 1527 inches
Three 'C' measurements (see image)
1527 x 3 = 4581 inches
One 'A' measurement (see image)
60 feet x 12 inches = 720 inches + 6 inches = 726 inches
Three 'C' + one 'A'
4581 + 726 = 5307 inches total
5307 inches / 12 inches = 442.25 feet
If you can do better, be my guest
Last edited by RichardK; 04-08-2009 at 02:33 PM.
20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.
If dimwits is correct, and I agree with dimwits that it looks to long. Then the measurements would be even longer. I do not think there is anything in it for the Mets to not accurately place the measurements.
Wait a second are you telling me that they officially changed the grass around the apple to black turf??? i thought the crappy fake grass around the apple was just wet. Its such an eye sore i know over the past few months we have complained about a lot of stuff about this place, and everything out turned out ok. But this black stuff around the apple just looks terrible. Are you sure its just not wet? How could the mets make this kinda mistake
I eyeballed how new venues affects attendance. Looked at most of the new ballparks in the last 20 years. Generally it is up 20% to 40%. Here are three
So while I agree the calculations will be off, I do not think they will be as innacurate as you think. The discrepancy of 34.25 feet is a very large distance, if the 408 measurement is correct and that discrepancy was attributed to the angle of the image, the image would not appear to be taken directly overhead, but at a noticable tilt which in my opinion, I am not seeing.
They are not too long, see the image I included which shows Pro Baseball Field Dimensions.Originally Posted by JLG
As for Major League teams lying about the OF distances, see the Boston Redsox
Though I could be wrong, this has sturred up some much needed On Topic friendly debates and gives me something to do until 7:00 PM
Last edited by RichardK; 04-08-2009 at 02:57 PM.
There's NO WAY they keep that mess past this season if not this month. The way that looks, it was done with haste and something should be on the way to replace it.