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    Friends:

    Tonight, as I watched Mussina give up four runs, I noticed how incredibly GREEN the field looked.

    Zre there any existing COLOR photos of Ebbets Field that show the field to its best advantage? I've heard that the greenness of Ebbets Field was stunning especially in comparison to the urban pallor beyond its fences.

    Any pictures? Any thoughts?

    Spirit of '55:cap:

    "Let's Bring The Dodgers Home Before The Big Quake, Else The Fault Will Be Ours!"

  • #2
    try these

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8130297...th/2045940842/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by willisraverchk77 View Post
      Great find willisraverchk77, thanks.

      I never noticed, prior to these photos, the unusual dirt cut out from the dugouts to home plate.

      Was Ebbets dirt always configured this way ? Was it unique to other parks or was that a common thing ?

      What are the 2 dirt squares along the 1st baseline and 1 along 3rd base for ?
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      • #4
        I don't want to spoil your party guys, but many of those photos on Flickr are some kind of paintings (probably photos that were painted over) and many of those old colour pics do not show the real colours.

        So I don't think that most of these pictures give a fair view of Ebbets Field's colours.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Spirit of '55 View Post
          Friends:

          Tonight, as I watched Mussina give up four runs, I noticed how incredibly GREEN the field looked.

          Are there any existing COLOR photos of Ebbets Field that show the field to its best advantage? I've heard that the greenness of Ebbets Field was stunning especially in comparison to the urban pallor beyond its fences.

          Any pictures? Any thoughts?

          You’re right: Coming up the ramp and seeing the field for the first time each visit was a breathtaking experience.

          I used to think it was a special fertilizer that the groundskeepers used, or simply the contrast with the white foul lines and white Dodger uniforms.

          But more than a half-century later, with that sight still etched deep in my memory, I’m convinced it was the passion that we brought to the ballpark that made everything more intense – the smells, the sounds. And the colors.

          No sight was more beautiful; no grass was ever greener.

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          • #6
            The boxes along the lines were for the fungo-hitting (grounders and/or flies) during batting practice. In today's parks they are circles.
            you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
            http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
              I don't want to spoil your party guys, but many of those photos on Flickr are some kind of paintings (probably photos that were painted over) and many of those old colour pics do not show the real colours.
              i think everybody's well aware that some of the images on that persons photo stream are paintings. a poster asked to see some color ebbets shots and i posted a gallery that had some nice ones. and there's nothing wrong with the paintings either. they're very realistic.

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