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  • Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
    http://www.joebucsfan.com/?page_id=44896

    I am in no way endorsing this man's web content (joeraysfan.com joebucsfan.com etc). Its awful. But I'm aware that they organize this bus thing to the Trop. I've not used it so I can't attest to its quality or lack thereof.
    Sweet I live by the new tampa one I will have to investigate that! Why don't the rays promote something like this?
    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 Mr. Laser Beam View Post
      the same Luddites who don't stop whining about "mallparks" and who believe any stadium built after 1971 sucks and all that crap. They ought to wise up and realize that baseball is indeed a business. All sports are. Innocence vanished decades ago. Times change, and there will be no denying that. Owners have every right to explore ways to make money. Players get paid, so owners need money to pay them. If it takes luxury seating to do it, BRING IT ON!
      Then that owner has to pay every penny to " bring it on " just like any business owner who wants to expand their revenue base.

      Times do change, but innocence has not been lost.

      If the owner wants a new Stadium in Tampa after only twenty years they need to pay every penny for that to happen, as always baseball owners believe there are different rules for them.

      Not so.
      Last edited by WEB; 04-17-2012, 05:11 PM.

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      • ^ You would still complain even if the Rays paid for the new stadium all by themselves. Admit it.
        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
          ^ You would still complain even if the Rays paid for the new stadium all by themselves. Admit it.
          Really? I have not written this for other teams where they pay their own way or it's reasonably fair.

          I just do not see a ballpark that was constructed in 1990 as a must for replacement when you have others that go back to the early 1900's or 1960 doing business just fine.
          Last edited by WEB; 04-17-2012, 07:23 PM.

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          • It's the fixed dome that hurts the most. Permanent indoor baseball is and always will be unnatural.
            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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            • Lots of things are outdated if built at the wrong time of technology especially in sports its a fact of life. The key arena where the sonics played was quoted by David Stern as the best arena in the league in 94 after renovations, but then come 2004 was considered a dump. Boardwalk and Baseball's field/Plant City Stadium where both considered outdated by the 10 year mark as well. God knows whats going on with all the islander's arenas in NY. Lets not forget how many millions of dollars it took to get the white sox stadium (built just a few years before the trop) to be tolerable not even top of the line.

              As a Tampa person my whole life and a fan of the rays since day 1, I don't feel bad about asking for a new stadium after everything I have pointed out is hurting the team.
              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
                Sweet I live by the new tampa one I will have to investigate that! Why don't the rays promote something like this?
                I did it last year. It's pretty nice and I'd definitely recommend it.
                "Obviously, no one wants to fail. But who's to say that failure's not a good thing masked in the wisdom that you can't see at that point? I just try to look at the positive." - Khalil Greene

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                • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                  It's the fixed dome that hurts the most. Permanent indoor baseball is and always will be unnatural.
                  Then too are night games.

                  Fake sun? Unnatural!

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                  • Originally posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
                    Then too are night games.

                    Fake sun? Unnatural!
                    Instant replay to review home runs? Unnatural!!

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                    • Fences? They aren't natural.

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                      • Originally posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
                        Fences? They aren't natural.
                        Uniforms? Not natural!

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                        • Originally posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
                          Then too are night games.

                          Fake sun? Unnatural!
                          Irrelevant. To be open to the sky is the most important thing. And as I said, retractable roofs can be moved.
                          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
                            Irrelevant. To be open to the sky is the most important thing. And as I said, retractable roofs can be moved.
                            To be opened to the sky is your most important thing, that does not mean other comments about the Rays ballpark (or any enclosed facility) are just as important to them.

                            I'm still not seeing any tangible reason as to why a 22 year old facility cannot have what it needs without being replaced.

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                            • Originally posted by WEB View Post
                              To be opened to the sky is your most important thing, that does not mean other comments about the Rays ballpark (or any enclosed facility) are just as important to them.

                              I'm still not seeing any tangible reason as to why a 22 year old facility cannot have what it needs without being replaced.
                              It doesn't have the location.
                              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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                              • The catwalks are also a big problem. Those things have cost the Rays a few runs over the years. And they're simply ugly to look at.

                                Look, I sympathize with those who think that the Trop's relatively young age should make it exempt, but in the end: the Rays don't want to play there, the fans clearly don't want to go there (as evidenced by the paltry crowd sizes), so the only option is for a new stadium. If the Trop can be converted for some other use, such as concerts, conventions, a whopping great plane'arium, then fine. But it is clearly past its prime for baseball.
                                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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