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  • #61
    Originally posted by The Korean View Post
    ^Rays have the two banners AL EASt, AL Champ, somewhere. Ican see them when yankees go to Tampa on TV. What a garbage stadum, and I swear that team cannot draw any fans. bring back Expos! Or just give another team to Montreal.

    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    I used to question Floridas' attendance, but I came to realize that it is Florida, in the summertime, and for their demographics they draw well for the percentage of potential baseball fans.

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    • #62
      Please watch the insults, folks. That goes all around. No one has the right to just insult a team's fanbase or geographic area. That's the kind of garbage that doesn't belong here.
      Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
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      • #63
        Originally posted by marlins739 View Post
        It seemed blasphemous to replace the old 1997 banner with a Burger King sign, but someone in the organization wised up the next year, or else they wanted the ad revenue back from the wall sign
        follow the $$$$$'s...
        hang on to your wallet metro-dade taxpayers! cost overruns are coming!
        the turd in the punchbowl
        reality really sucks.
        enjoy the game more...

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        • #64
          Actually, the Marlins are covering all cost overruns under the agreement, not the Dade taxpayers
          1997 2003
          Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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          • #65
            follow the $$$$'s...

            Originally posted by marlins739 View Post
            Actually, the Marlins are covering all cost overruns under the agreement, not the Dade taxpayers
            ...and you believe this? have i got a bridge for you!
            "contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on" - charles o. finley
            the turd in the punchbowl
            reality really sucks.
            enjoy the game more...

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            • #66
              Denver City Council usurps private property rights near Coors Field

              because the politicians are in so deep with the franchises because of the "ballpark blackmail" the rights of private property owners are being taken away to benefit club owners who are getting corporate welfare...

              READ THIS!

              http://www.examiner.com/x-16299-Denv...ar-Coors-Field

              better hope that YOUR home/property are not on the radar of team owners - YOU WILL LOSE!

              just wait, they'll get what they want...
              the turd in the punchbowl
              reality really sucks.
              enjoy the game more...

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              • #67
                That's got nothing to do with LandShark Stadium, or the new ballpark, or even the Florida Marlins at all. Both the Dolph and the new park are surrounded by acres of open land that hasn't been anyone's house for decades. I do believe it about the cost overruns, because that's what they agreed on. Maybe they'll change things later, but for now, you're wrong. And there's no need to post the same unrelated rant in more than one thread.

                Paul W, take it to a political forum. This site is for people who actually like baseball
                1997 2003
                Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                • #68
                  follow the $$$$'s...

                  when politicians and club owners get into bed together and steal private property, use public funds and power to enrich owners who give back little for what they get - i'll keep bringing it up.
                  it's not just in miami, it's everywhere. i know the quagmire if dade co. politics, i used to work @ wplg-tv.
                  just wait - they'll find ways to make you pay and you'll be powerless to stop them then...
                  the turd in the punchbowl
                  reality really sucks.
                  enjoy the game more...

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                    when politicians and club owners get into bed together and steal private property, use public funds and power to enrich owners who give back little for what they get - i'll keep bringing it up.
                    it's not just in miami, it's everywhere. i know the quagmire if dade co. politics, i used to work @ wplg-tv.
                    just wait - they'll find ways to make you pay and you'll be powerless to stop them then...
                    Unless you actually have something that shows something like that is going to happen with the subject matter at hand, please leave the conspiracy theories and anti-establishment rants at home and for other sites. Not here, please.
                    Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
                    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
                    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
                    Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
                    Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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                    • #70
                      I didn't see the flags under the american flag because of my seats at the time. I felt like the 93, 97, 03, 12 banner was more for stadium, but I guess you're right marlins that is a good reminder of the world series titles.
                      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                      • #71
                        Here's a picture from the Internet of what was then Joe Robbie Stadium with the gray tarps and the NL logos in the outfield upper deck. This is probably from 1993. No orange paint along the top of the upper deck, no shapes, everything in the interior is gray concrete that's all been painted over by now. Just this offseason they finally repainted all the shapes and the blue sections so the whole place is orange on the inside except the club level seats. No Dolphins ring of honor yet either



                        Another one, showing the original Teal Tower with the hand-operated scoreboard. Does anyone have a close-up of the original board? It looks like there was a manual line score below the clock too, with the lineups on either side. The profile of the top of the wall was changed when they replaced the manual scoreboard with the current electric one that people could actually read. The old manual out of town scoreboard only lasted that one year, right? I wonder if the outfield wall padding just faded over time, or if they replaced it with the light color that's there now. Notice all the fans wearing teal hats. I used to have one of those.



                        This is from Digital Ballparks, and shows how the place looked in the late 90s. Notice the original 1997 championship banner in the corner, the old line scoreboard on the front of the club level (which was moved down to the orange seats in the 2003 playoffs to open more blue seats). The upper deck rim alternated between blue and orange, and it's all orange now. The scoreboard next to the TD Waterhouse sign showed the pitch speed, and then stock prices between innings. No ad on the left field wall (before the 93-97-03-12 sign, it was a giant ad for the Miccosukee casino). The stupid-looking shapes were painted on the front of the club level. These were the Dark Ages for the Marlins franchise

                        Last edited by marlins739; 08-05-2009, 10:17 AM.
                        1997 2003
                        Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by marlins739 View Post
                          Here's a picture from the Internet of what was then Joe Robbie Stadium with the gray tarps and the NL logos in the outfield upper deck. This is probably from 1993. No orange paint along the top of the upper deck, no shapes, everything in the interior is gray concrete that's all been painted over by now. Just this offseason they finally repainted all the shapes and the blue sections so the whole place is orange on the inside except the club level seats. No Dolphins ring of honor yet either



                          Interesting to see the evolution of the picnic area at Joe Robbie. In the first few years, it started in deep right center where the Fish Tank seats are now, and then was moved to foul territory right near the right field corner. It stayed like that until this year, where it appears to have been significantly minimalized (i.e. no large structure, just a smaller area on the ground level).

                          Of the tarps, I like the gray tarps better than the blue ones they had in the late 1990s.

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                          • #73
                            Just a few home videos I found on Youtube from the 2003 postseason. As both myself and Marlins739 have said often, Joe Robbie/the Dolph/Landshark was a totally different atmosphere when it was packed to the gills.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTuKeHwxzh8

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgr7a...eature=related

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                            • #74
                              I thought they used to install covers over the Dolphins stuff (ring, etc.) in the Marlins' earliest days there.

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                              • #75
                                For some reason I actually like seeing baseball games at this stadium. In fact I like it much better than football. Football games I feel like I'm very far from the field. One of the ways I judge whether or not I like a stadium/arena in any sport is if I feel like I'm on top of the action. In this stadium, baseball yes, football no. And coming from the Orange Bowl, Joe Robbie was such a big letdown.

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