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    • Originally posted by RayNY View Post
      I didn't know the season already started :P
      We told you not to blink!
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      Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
      Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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      • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
        Obligatory.

        Heheh hehehe...
        "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


        Put it in the books.

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        • Originally posted by milladrive View Post
          Heheh hehehe...
          I hate that clip. It makes the franchise look like a laughingstock.
          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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          • Is this the new 2012 New York Mets announcer???

            Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
            Obligatory.


            Rumors are out there that the newly hired New York Mets announcer, Josh Lewin. Is the same guy who announced the "here's the first pitch, and the season's over!" quote on Family Guy..
            Listen for yourself..


            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McyXQ...feature=relmfu

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXhAC78d4Q


            http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/ar...aster-jos.html
            "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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            • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
              I hate that clip. It makes the franchise look like a laughingstock.
              Until Fred sells the team and we start winning again, that will be done constantly.
              Just call me a sports fan.

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              • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                I hate that clip. It makes the franchise look like a laughingstock.
                What has taken place at CITI FIELD for the last two seasons is what makes the franchise look like a laughingstock.
                Seth McFarlane > Wilpons
                http://www.twitter.com/chrisswann26

                My Citi Field & Shea Gallery - 27 Albums - 3,091 pictures - 15 videos
                Citi Field Interior Construction Pics, Citi Field Game Pics, Shea Demolition Pics
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                • Citi field wall update

                  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba....1023456?print

                  took some parts of the articel

                  In the reshaped Citi Field, the distance to straight away left will be 358 feet, in from 371. Centerfield will remain 408, but the rightcenter field power alley will be 398, just to the right of where the 415 used to hang - the most dramatic big-league playing-field alteration since 2003, when the Tigers' brought in the walls in Comerica from 390 feet to 370 feet.

                  But perhaps an even more momentous change at Citi will be that the new wall will be eight feet high, from one orange foul pole to the other. If you are scoring at home, that means that a full 238 linear feet (192 in left field and 46 in right) of home run-inhaling 16-foot-high wall is history.

                  The entire length of the new wall will also change color, from soot black to Shea blue.

                  Stuart Shea (he's not named after the stadium) is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a noted authority on ballpark dimensions and construction, and co-author of a 2009 book, Big League Ballparks.

                  "The change in wall height is huge," Shea said. "A lot of balls that were doubles for the last three years are going to be home runs this year. Obviously we won't know for sure how it will play until we see it, but it should be very different."

                  The new walls will allow the Mets' to sell about 150 new seats - 100 of them in left field — and will accommodate a new group-outing location in leftcenter field the club is calling the Party Deck. The Modell's Clubhouse seating area in rightcenter field will also grow, behind a stretch of chain-link fence.

                  For now, though, Eric Saretsky, the 49-year-old project manager for the fences and a VP with Sterling Project Development, isn't focused on parties or Mo's or even double and home runs. He just wants to get the wall pieces fabricated, the warp-proof plywood attached to the metal framing, and the four-inch padding attached to the wood.

                  Saretsky, a childhood friend of Jeff Wilpon's, grew up rooting for the Mets, Cleon Jones in particular.

                  "As a lifelong Met fan, it's emotionally exciting to do something going to change the look of the ballpark," Saretsky said.

                  Saretsky and his crew have another some five weeks of work to complete the job. To help their hitters, and pitchers, get a feel for the new dimensions, the Mets have reconfigured Field No. 7 in their spring training complex in Port St. Lucie to mirror the reshaped Citi.

                  As he finished giving a tour, Wilpon invited two visitors to clamber on a hydraulic lift and take in the view from the new seating area in leftcenter field. Players are already reporting to camp in Florida. Spring brings hope, even for beleaguered franchises. The fences are closer. The Great Wall is gone. In a blue Mets jacket, Wilpon took in the whole spectacle of the ballpark on a gloomy winter day, and liked the view.

                  "I think fans are going to like (the new dimensions)," Wilpon said. "People would rather see a 9-7 game than a 2-1 game, for one thing. And I think players are going to perform better, and they're going to like that, too."

                  Jeff Changed his mindset from 2009

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                  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...545?pmSlide=16
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                  • If the height of the wall had just been cut in half it would have made a difference.
                    Moving them in this much as well is going to make a HUGE difference.
                    This is a very different playing field than the one that's plagued David Wright (and co.) for the last 3 seasons.
                    I can't wait to see what happens to the hitters on this team,
                    especially when the weather heats up and the ball carries better.

                    One question, with the start of the season so close it doesn't look like they're building a very permanent structure.
                    Is this going to be more like the left field seats and fencing at Shea?
                    Last edited by KoosFan; 02-16-2012, 06:44 AM.

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                    • I expected that the construction would have been further along than what's shown in the DN pics, considering the mild, snowless winter we've had. Well, I guess it really doesn't matter as long as it's done by opening day.
                      First Game- Twinight DH, Mets vs. Cards at Shea, August 22, 1965

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                      • Originally posted by CHiller View Post
                        I expected that the construction would have been further along than what's shown in the DN pics, considering the mild, snowless winter we've had. Well, I guess it really doesn't matter as long as it's done by opening day.
                        Yea what are these guys doing. This project has alot of work still to go?? It will be a mad dash to get it done.. They took the padding off the wall 3 months ago and nothing has changed..

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                        • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                          I hate that clip. It makes the franchise look like a laughingstock.
                          It wouldn't be funny if it didn't have a degree of truth to it. Family Guy is often an accurate mirror of society, and this is no exception.


                          Originally posted by peterrod16 View Post

                          "I think fans are going to like (the new dimensions)," Wilpon said. "People would rather see a 9-7 game than a 2-1 game, for one thing.
                          Ha, pretty dumb thing to say. Maybe Jeff doesn't know baseball all that well?
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                          • Clip or no clip, the Mets are laughinstock no matter what way you slice it.

                            Everything they've done over the last several years is either wrong, backwards, misguided, or a genuine mistake. Anyway I'll lay off that stuff so I don't get the old boot.
                            What are peoples thoughts on the wall color back to blue? Will this cover just the 3rd base and 1st base side as well?

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                            • Originally posted by KoosFan View Post
                              If the height of the wall had just been cut in half it would have made a difference.
                              Moving them in this much as well is going to make a HUGE difference.
                              This is a very different playing field than the one that's plagued David Wright (and co.) for the last 3 seasons.
                              I can't wait to see what happens to the hitters on this team,
                              especially when the weather heats up and the ball carries better.

                              One question, with the start of the season so close it doesn't look like they're building a very permanent structure.
                              Is this going to be more like the left field seats and fencing at Shea?

                              Am I the only one who thinks moving LF in 13' is going overboard? Citi Field will now be only marginally larger than Citizens Bank Park, almost universally derided as a bandbox. Yet this makes people happy.

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                              • Originally posted by grimthorpe View Post
                                Am I the only one who thinks moving LF in 13' is going overboard? Citi Field will now be only marginally larger than Citizens Bank Park, almost universally derided as a bandbox. Yet this makes people happy.
                                Well, not really. Here's an overlay with the original Citi dimensions. Sketch in the new walls for Citi, and I think you'll see that CBP is still a lot smaller...

                                Citi_vs_CBP_withdistances.jpg
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