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  • Originally posted by PeteU View Post
    Part of me wishes that the Marlins would still be allowed to use Joe Robbie as their playoff ballpark should they make the postseason. No way it would ever happen, but it's cool to dream about.
    I always wished that teams could have 2 completely different parks to use for whatever reason they want, but that would be too confusing for people who don't pay attention. Sad people are so dumb, because that would be great like college football!
    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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    • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
      I always wished that teams could have 2 completely different parks to use for whatever reason they want, but that would be too confusing for people who don't pay attention. Sad people are so dumb, because that would be great like college football!
      Hey, the Cleveland Indians tried it for a while--weekday games at League Park, weekend games at Cleveland Stadium.

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      • Originally posted by PeteU View Post
        Hey, the Cleveland Indians tried it for a while--weekday games at League Park, weekend games at Cleveland Stadium.
        Now that must have been cool, how did attendence go?
        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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        • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
          Now that must have been cool, how did attendence go?
          Well, it was back in the 1930s and 1940s, so attendance probably stunk by today's standards.

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          • Originally posted by PeteU View Post
            Well, it was back in the 1930s and 1940s, so attendance probably stunk by today's standards.
            But by there standards was it good, because if it worked once why not again.

            A lot of my friends and family wish that the rays would play some games at the yankee spring training stadium so it would be closer and outdoors.
            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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            • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
              But by there standards was it good, because if it worked once why not again.

              A lot of my friends and family wish that the rays would play some games at the yankee spring training stadium so it would be closer and outdoors.
              http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/cleiatte.shtml

              Looks like it vacilated above and below the league average depending on year.

              Having the Rays play a couple of series at Legends Field would make sense and help market the team in Tampa proper. They did a similar thing in Orlando a few years back. But they'd have to maybe pick a weekday series with a weak opponent earlier in the season to make it logical. Since the Maddon era, weekend games at the Trop are decently attended and it wouldn't make any sense to trade out a crowd of 25,000-36,000 for a crowd of 10,000 max.

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              • Originally posted by PeteU View Post
                http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/cleiatte.shtml

                Looks like it vacilated above and below the league average depending on year.

                Having the Rays play a couple of series at Legends Field would make sense and help market the team in Tampa proper. They did a similar thing in Orlando a few years back. But they'd have to maybe pick a weekday series with a weak opponent earlier in the season to make it logical. Since the Maddon era, weekend games at the Trop are decently attended and it wouldn't make any sense to trade out a crowd of 25,000-36,000 for a crowd of 10,000 max.
                They did the rays in orlando a few times and I think it was so cool because you get a new market who may not be able to see the rays on a regular basis in person. I heard it boosted tv raitings in the area, I wonder if it is true???

                I think it could go one of two ways with the tampa crowd who is "expected" to go all the way to mid st. pete to see a game. One is that people who wouldn't normally go because we never had baseball when they were kids finally go and get hook. The second is where people get so pissed that they can't be outdoors or closer all the time stop going to games in st. pete in hopes that they finally move the team to Tampa.
                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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                • Is this stadium still on schedule to be finished in time for next year's opening day?
                  It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                  • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                    Is this stadium still on schedule to be finished in time for next year's opening day?
                    For the hundredth time, YES. Why do you keep asking this on every thread?
                    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                    - Walt Whitman

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                    • ^ Have you taken a look at the webcam lately? Does that LOOK like it's going to be finished on time? Opening Day 2012's less than a year away.
                      It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                      • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                        ^ Have you taken a look at the webcam lately? Does that LOOK like it's going to be finished on time? Opening Day 2012's less than a year away.
                        It looks more finished than Yankee Stadium or Citi Field did with 1 year to go.

                        NYS, April, '08:


                        Citi Field, April, '08:


                        Marlins Ballpark, April, '11:
                        I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                        - Walt Whitman

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                        • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                          It looks more finished than Yankee Stadium or Citi Field did with 1 year to go.
                          Perhaps. But like I said, not every stadium takes the same amount of time to build. Every stadium is unique. And remember what I said about 20/20 hindsight; we can look at those pictures of NYS and Citi and laugh, because we already know they were finished on time.
                          Last edited by Mr. Laser Beam; 04-12-2011, 12:48 AM.
                          It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                          • And common sense is also 20/20. Try using some and stop freaking out over nothing.
                            I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                            - Walt Whitman

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                            • Well, I wanted to post a picture of the exterior webcam showing how the shoring towers for the roof were now gone and how they'd started on the white canvas/fabric/whatever it is covering for the fixed part of the roof, but photobucket for some reason is making 3/4 of the picture nothing but gray, so I can't post that picture now.

                              I can put this picture up, though, showing that glass is now being installed on the outfield operable wall:

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                              • http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/...s_fla&c_id=fla

                                Article about the naming rights deal, coming up in May.

                                What is going on top of the roof? I thought it was just going to be painted white, but it sounds like it's some sort of canvas covering
                                1997 2003
                                Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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