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  • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post


    That bullpen area is a mess.

    They should just totally gut that whole area and redesign it.

    With the fences brought in there's no excuse not to make it a clean, organized, simple and functional design.
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    • That is something that should've been planned when they redesigned the walls. Right off the bat the seating area on the opposing team's side could've been in that gap area. And with the extra space from the new wall, it looks like there's enough room to have made the bullpens straight north/south instead of that awkward diagonal position. There was plenty of time to have done this so the fact that they did not tells me they don't plan on it.
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      • Originally posted by KoosFan View Post
        Probably more a precaution against injuries during batting practice when fans aren't paying as much attention.
        The mesh over the Mo Zone is mostly to trap balls that would bounce or fall from the Pepsi Porch or its facade, either in BP or during the game, so definitely there for precaution's sake.
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        • Originally posted by ProAm500 View Post
          I'm starting to think I like the black blue combo. They contrast each other well to make he blue really pop out. Also, I think if the originally height had been left and the walls changed to blue it would have been too much...The 8ft blue really works well
          I'm liking the combo as well. Makes the blue stand out and the black fade into the back a bit, both behind and on the sides, but the new blue dugouts (and the Mets sign on the big scoreboard) tie it in without being blue overkill.

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          • Originally posted by DaFan View Post
            Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.
            The netting is angled downward and there is a space between the netting and fence designed FOR the balls to drop down into the Mo Zone for fans to retrieve. Jeff Wilpon was on some SNY show in the Mo Zone going over the changes to the ballpark and it was demonstrated how it works. Someone hit a ball from the field to the MoZone, the ball went into the netting, then down to the space and into the waiting hands of Jeff. (Wonder how many times they had to do that before he actually caught it?)

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            • I know this goes against the grain here, but I liked the old Great Wall of Flushing - it was a really classic element that stood Citi Field apart and made it instantly recognized on television. Great job by the architects, now ruined by Alderson's Folly out there in left - that platform mess with all the "party" signage. Very San Diego. Blech. My eyes, they burn!
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              • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                That bullpen area is a mess.

                They should just totally gut that whole area and redesign it.

                With the fences brought in there's no excuse not to make it a clean, organized, simple and functional design.
                AGREED!!!

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                • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
                  I know this goes against the grain here, but I liked the old Great Wall of Flushing - it was a really classic element that stood Citi Field apart and made it instantly recognized on television. Great job by the architects, now ruined by Alderson's Folly out there in left - that platform mess with all the "party" signage. Very San Diego. Blech. My eyes, they burn!
                  No way!! Totally disagree here,, that high wall was a bad idea from the get go.. Since u dont like anything to do with Citi why praise that hideous idea now??

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                  • Originally posted by DaFan View Post
                    Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.
                    Was watching the news and they had a tour with Fred Wilpon of the new walls and he threw a ball up there and the ball rolls down the net and drops down a little opening into the Mo Zone so the fans can get the ball. Thought that was pretty cool.

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                    • Wow, looks like someone actually gave it some thought. Very nice.

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                      • Captain Kirk gives us our first good look at the ball-delivery mechanism in the Mo's Zone. It looked pretty smooth, gives fans a great chance to get right under the ball.

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                        • Originally posted by Jgweiss View Post
                          Captain Kirk gives us our first good look at the ball-delivery mechanism in the Mo's Zone. It looked pretty smooth, gives fans a great chance to get right under the ball.
                          Bounces off the MoZone sign. Last year, that would not have been a homer.

                          So count 2 home runs thanks to the new dimensions.

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                          • Hi all! I'm not sure if this should go in this thread or the one about the tickets and concessions. If it's in the wrong thread, then I apologize. I just have a question about getting to Citi Field on Wednesday, by LIRR.

                            If I buy a one way LIRR ticket from Huntington or Brentwood to Jamaica, does that allow me to transfer to Woodside, or can I only transfer with a round trip ticket? I plan on buying a one way ticket because after the game I may be able to take the 7 right to Woodside for the 5:58 train to Huntington, without going to Jamaica. The other times I've rode the LIRR to Citi Field, I ended up riding the train back to 42nd St, then walked to Penn Station, because I was unsure how to get home from Woodside. So much time was wasted doing that.

                            Also, once I get to Jamaica, I get a train to Port Washington, correct?

                            Thanks for your help!
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                            • No! Keep the Apple!
                              Now build a shorter wall in front of the real wall!
                              Now paint the wall electric blue!
                              Now let's put some color on those drab seats!

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                              • Originally posted by richiek View Post
                                Bounces off the MoZone sign. Last year, that would not have been a homer.

                                So count 2 home runs thanks to the new dimensions.
                                Wright hit it to almost that exact spot last year for an out. With this years walls it would of been a grand slam walk off.

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