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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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  • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
    Is this the jersey you speak of?
    No, the los Mets jersey has orange piping on the front and sleevesDickeyBlue.png

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    • Originally posted by KoosFan View Post
      I feel the same way. The retired numbers are the ultimate honor a team can bestow.
      It goes way beyond the team Hall Of Fame, etc. simply because they number so few.
      That status mandates a certain reverential respect.
      Having them where they currently are seems to diminish them and their meaning.
      Kind of like having lawn chairs in the middle of Monument Park at YS.

      Just feels very wrong.
      They really need to be moved and I still feel that the best place is above Shea Bridge.
      I have always felt they belonged above the centerfield scoreboard in place of the "lets go mets" sign. That sign just seemes so random to me. Would much rather see a neon Mets sign in place of some of the ad's on the RF scoreboard but of course we know the Wilpons will never remove ad's.

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      • Exactly what I was thinking when I went to the game yesterday! The "Let's go Mets" sign looks cheaply made. I think they should do what the Rockies did in Coors Field, except put the retired #'s. Would look so much better!!
        That awkward moment when you are off 1 dollar buying something

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        • Originally posted by drdg View Post
          not only that but those ads and the two above the OOT scoreboard
          are LOCKED into a 5 to 10 years contract
          I have notice that most of the others ads were replace from year 1 to 2 to 3
          except for those in that RF area and the bud sign in CF
          they are running out of open space to relocate non-revenue generating signage, the pennants are shunted off to a spot that they probably can't sell.
          when it comes down to it, $$$'s will win out over sentiment...
          the turd in the punchbowl
          reality really sucks.
          enjoy the game more...

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          • Originally posted by nycthebest14345 View Post
            Exactly what I was thinking when I went to the game yesterday! The "Let's go Mets" sign looks cheaply made. I think they should do what the Rockies did in Coors Field, except put the retired #'s. Would look so much better!!
            besides the cost of having larger signs made, they probably don't want "shea" near the citi sign
            the turd in the punchbowl
            reality really sucks.
            enjoy the game more...

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            • ugh. At least with the Tigers, its next to the fans but its in a position where its not being blocked by anything. At least I think its not.
              That awkward moment when you are off 1 dollar buying something

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              • I don't get it. Every player on every team is wearing the same number that stands in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. It makes no sense! Why would players on all those teams wear number 42 if Robinson never played for them??

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                • Originally posted by New Yorker View Post
                  I don't get it. Every player on every team is wearing the same number that stands in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. It makes no sense! Why would players on all those teams wear number 42 if Robinson never played for them??
                  The obsession that every single MLB owner has with the Dodgers is ridiculous! Enough with these Dodger tributes!
                  Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                  • Yes. Guess all those owners just can't hide their love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Why don't they honor players who actually, like, played for their team? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Jackie Robinson never played for the Phillies. Why are they all wearing 42 when they could be wearing number 20 for Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt?? Hello McFly!
                    Last edited by New Yorker; 04-15-2012, 01:57 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by New Yorker View Post
                      Yes. Guess all those owners just can't hide their love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Why don't they honor players who actually, like, played for their team? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Jackie Robinson never played for the Phillies. Why are they all wearing 42 when they could be wearing number 20 for Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt?? Hello McFly!
                      Because Bud Selig decided this is what all teams would do to recognize Robinson. Fifteen years ago, Shea Stadium hosted his wife with President Clinton. Selig decided on that day this is how it would be for all teams with 42 retired.

                      On that day a 55,000 seat stadium was required.
                      Last edited by WEB; 04-15-2012, 02:15 PM.

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                      • MLB talks more about the Dodgers and Jackie Robinson than the Dodgers
                        That awkward moment when you are off 1 dollar buying something

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                        • I was kidding before, by the way. MLB can't honor can't honor Jackie Robinson enough, in my book - so great was the man. I'm a fan of the Rotunda.
                          Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                          • Originally posted by nycthebest14345 View Post
                            MLB talks more about the Dodgers and Jackie Robinson than the Dodgers
                            sad but true 9-1 start, kemp beasting and still no love
                            It's Time For Dodger's Baseball

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                            • Originally posted by THINK BLUE View Post
                              sad but true 9-1 start, kemp beasting and still no love
                              Already have my box seats for Sandy Koufax bobble head night in August !!!

                              Anyone think Wilpon would trade me a Seaver bobble head for a Koufax?

                              Maybe they have one at Citi Field too????

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                              • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
                                The obsession that every single MLB owner has with the Dodgers is ridiculous! Enough with these Dodger tributes!
                                it's not a "dodgers tribute", the players aren't all wearing dodgers uni's - just the #.
                                it has to do with national politics and trying (without much success) to attract more of the african american demographic to spend on mlb.
                                Last edited by Paul W; 04-16-2012, 09:32 PM.
                                the turd in the punchbowl
                                reality really sucks.
                                enjoy the game more...

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