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  • #31
    Originally posted by DiggerODell View Post
    Wow . . nice photo indeed! talkin bout this first photo gemcaptom/alpineinc posted on this thread. Now, out beyond center field . . . is that a San Diego version of a tailgate party? That field looks all gone in the aerial posts done later . .they gonna build a building on those poor folks tailgate area? All good things gotta come to an end I reckon.

    And those tight curves in turn one on the third deck . . . damn . .. with chains between you and the "lesson on the true nature of gravity". I would hate to come into that turn at about 190 . . . loose in the corner, tight on center with about 7 bevies swirlin' in me gut (ok, I can really only afford 6). Excellent looking ballpark though . . . gonna have to get down to the southern portion of my old homestate someday.

    Too bad about that tailgate party area though. Gonna miss that.
    The area beyond centerfield is the Park at the Park. For $5, fans can buy a ticket that gives them access to that area where they can sit on beach towels as well as standing room only areas. That picture is already quite out of date as the area beyond the outfield has developed quite substantially with condos, a few hotels, and an office building. Believe me, that is definitely not the way we tailgate here in America's Finest City.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by PadreHomer View Post
            "Friar Faithful Field Day?"

            The Padres have a day where they let fans go on the field?

            The actual field, not just the warning track?

            Okay. Somebody explain this to me. RIGHT. NOW.
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            What's THAT guy doing?
            - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
              "Friar Faithful Field Day?"

              The Padres have a day where they let fans go on the field?

              The actual field, not just the warning track?

              Okay. Somebody explain this to me. RIGHT. NOW.
              There was a Madonna concert in early November, so the weekend before they let us have the whole field and gave us foam baseballs.

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              • #37
                Too bad Friar Fest was cancelled this year. Then again, with what we're about to have to go through this upcoming season, there wasn't going to be much to be 'festive' about.

                Great pictures PadreHomer!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by OBomb View Post
                  Too bad Friar Fest was cancelled this year. Then again, with what we're about to have to go through this upcoming season, there wasn't going to be much to be 'festive' about.

                  Great pictures PadreHomer!
                  I've heard that they are doing a one day only version on April 5 with the team taking batting practice.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                    "Friar Faithful Field Day?"

                    The Padres have a day where they let fans go on the field?

                    The actual field, not just the warning track?

                    Okay. Somebody explain this to me. RIGHT. NOW.
                    Quite amazing that the field didn't burst into flames like it does here in New York. Thank goodness they keep us confined to the warning track. hh

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                    • #40
                      Oh and as for my review, here goes:

                      I don't think the breaks in the seating bowl and the towers are contrivances. First of all the towers evoke the architecture of the ouside of the park and bring that into the seating bowl, and the breaks are cool. They don't look gimmicky to me.

                      As for the actual "gimmicks" of the park, I guess you could put the "porch" down the right field line in that category, but I wouldn't say that is so bad as a hill in CF or a giant baseball glove. The fences really when you compare them to other new parks don't really take any more twists and turns than they have to, past the porch.

                      My quibbles with the park have to do with the finishing touches they put on as they completed construction and got ready to open for baseball, in that there hardly are any. There is way too much exposed concrete for one. The concrete bleachers in CF just need to be blown up, from most of them you can't see half the field. The scoreboard is a mess of different colored plastic panels and the technology used was obviously the cheapest available in 2004. They need to move in the fences a bit in RF, fly balls go there to die and that would be a good place for tandem bullpens much like Fenway Park. The good news is that like the fence/bullpen thing, the problems with the park are entirely fixable if someone puts forth a few million to do it. Its still a beautiful place to watch a game, especially for day baseball.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by NunuMet View Post
                        Quite amazing that the field didn't burst into flames like it does here in New York. Thank goodness they keep us confined to the warning track. hh
                        The year before they let us walk through the home clubhouse in a roped off line.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by PadreHomer View Post
                          The year before they let us walk through the home clubhouse in a roped off line.
                          You know ... Sometimes being here in NY sucks ... LOL :dismay::dismay:

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                          • #43
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                            make exception for large size please



                            Despite its numerous flaws, Petco is perhaps Southern California's 2nd best ballpark after Angel Stadium. :twocents:

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by mrakbaseball View Post
                              Despite its numerous flaws, Petco is perhaps Southern California's 2nd best ballpark after Angel Stadium. :twocents:
                              Dodger Stadium :applaud:

                              (Sorry mrak, someone had to do it)

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by pudgie_child View Post
                                Dodger Stadium :applaud:

                                (Sorry mrak, someone had to do it)
                                ??????
                                2004>1962.. It's time to evolve. Dodger Stadium had its day but it's been surpassed many times over.

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