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  • #31
    I don't understand it either. It's like Ebbets Field and Camden Yards had a child with a marketed name slapped on it. I guess... that they wanted it to be "fan-friendly" and innovative in the 21st century but I wish they encorporated more of the ballparks from yesteryear including the Polo Grounds.

    I like it as a Mets fan but it's uniqueness is questionable.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
      i still don't understand that if wilpon has all his $$$$$$$ and loved ebbets field so very much, WHY DOES THIS CITIPARK LOOK NOTHING LIKE EBBETS FIELD??????????? rotunda, roshmunda. the inside of this new park looks anything BUT like ebbets field! why couldn't he have built an EXACT copy of ebbets? damn! pete
      You'd really want an exact copy of Ebbets? For the Mets?

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      • #33
        He's a Brooklyn Dodger fan. For the Mets a new "Ebbets" isn't necessary but some creativity when it came to designing it was. I will truly enjoy my time at Citi Field but even though Shea was a cookie cutter it had a personality. Maybe Citi will too- only 2 years left to find out.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
          i still don't understand that if wilpon has all his $$$$$$$ and loved ebbets field so very much, WHY DOES THIS CITIPARK LOOK NOTHING LIKE EBBETS FIELD??????????? rotunda, roshmunda. the inside of this new park looks anything BUT like ebbets field! why couldn't he have built an EXACT copy of ebbets? damn! pete
          I hear ya! But c'mon, those old ballparks were so bad as far as seating was concerned. Ebbetts was one of the better ones, but I think parks today are dictated by people and the fans today. They have to be "fan-friendly" having crap all over the stadium for people to do because we live in an ADD society. To ask someone to just sit in their seat and watch baseball is asking too much in today's world. Sure, I'd like to see an old Ebbetts, but there are only so many "old school" fans out there. We're a dying breed. The park schematics are dictated by the average patron.

          New York fans are a little different though and that's why Citi Field won't be as ridiculous as some of the other parks out there today. Turner Field for example is a great field, but the stadium might as well be a carnival. There is so much to do in that stadium other than watch baseball, kids don't know how the hell to keep score because they're playing in "Tooner Field." It a crime against humanity if you ask me.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Venti View Post
            New York fans are a little different though and that's why Citi Field won't be as ridiculous as some of the other parks out there today.
            Different how? Like more arrogant?

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            • #36
              Not all New Yorkers are arrogant. Most are knowledgeable, and respectable... but then again there are the spoiled bandwagoners of the New York Yankees who all they care about is 26 rings and Derek Jeter. Let's be honest... all teams and their fans can appear arrogant but saying New York is arrogant is as ignorant as saying that Brooklyn pizza costs more then Upstate pizza.
              Last edited by Onemoredayatshea27; 07-27-2007, 03:26 PM.
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              • #37
                I was joking man, I know that not all NY fans are arrogant.

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                • #38
                  Ok... I know I overreacted but hey I'm a New Yorker so lets fugghet about it.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Lafferty Daniel View Post
                    Different how? Like more arrogant?
                    They're different in that they are one of the few fan-bases that actually go to a ballgame to watch baseball.

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                    • #40
                      That's not true. There are many fan bases that have loyal fans who would sit for days watching them play. Boston is a great example. People go for the atmosphere yes, but they see their beloved Red Sox play. Same with Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Busch Stadium III, that comment is a bit ignorant to other franchise's fans.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Onemoredayatshea27 View Post
                        I like most of the changes, but the baseball ceiling, and the bigger scoreboard should have remained. Otherwise it looks like a good ballpark.
                        I like the fact that there will be Dodgers uniforms all over the rotunda and no Mets uniforms. Hopefully this will bring the Dodgers luck when they play there.

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                        • #42
                          I Hope It's Not Mota's

                          Originally posted by Elvis View Post
                          I like the fact that there will be Dodgers uniforms all over the rotunda and no Mets uniforms.
                          I was'nt aware of that ! Were did you get this info ?

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                          • #43
                            Elvis: I like the fact that there will be Dodgers uniforms all over the rotunda and no Mets uniforms. Hopefully this will bring the Dodgers luck when they play there.
                            Originally posted by SBBL View Post
                            I was'nt aware of that ! Were did you get this info ?
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by nymfan9 View Post

                              From this image, I notice one thing--the area down the left field foul line between the lower and mezzanine decks seems to have a lot of open, structural steel without an exterior wall behind it.

                              Could this be a possible homage to the rather noticable open gaps between the lower and upper decks at the Polo Grounds?



                              Clearly, Citi Field derives most of its inspiration from Ebbets, but could this be a subtle inspiration from the Polo Grounds?
                              Last edited by PeteU; 08-28-2007, 11:29 AM.

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                              • #45
                                They Should Put The Eddie Grant Monument In CF Also

                                Originally posted by TJH1923 View Post
                                I like the fact that there will be Dodgers uniforms all over the rotunda and no Mets uniforms.
                                Umm, hey guys - hate to busrt your bubble but this does not constitute dodger uniforms all over the rotunda. Every New Yorker will be proud to see aphoto of a man WE embraced and is part of OUR baseball and cultural history. We would have been PROUD to attend Jackie Robinson Park had they gone ahead and named it that. Nice job Mets ! Bravo ! HOPE JACKIE'S PICTURES ARE NICE AND BIG !

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