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Postby ironman » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:08 am

There are only 3 ballparks left in the majors with artificial turf, Minnesota, Toronto, Tampa Bay. So there's a good possibility that eventually, years down the road, there could be all grass fields once again. I would assume Minnesota would get a new stadium in the next decade. I'm not sure how soon Toronto would since Skydo- er Rogers Centre is still relatively new (in ballpark years that is). And isn't TB locked into some horrible lease with Tropicana until 3010?
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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:05 pm

ironman wrote:There are only 3 ballparks left in the majors with artificial turf, Minnesota, Toronto, Tampa Bay. So there's a good possibility that eventually, years down the road, there could be all grass fields once again. I would assume Minnesota would get a new stadium in the next decade. I'm not sure how soon Toronto would since Skydo- er Rogers Centre is still relatively new (in ballpark years that is). And isn't TB locked into some horrible lease with Tropicana until 3010?


That must be the new "1000 year lease" I've been hearing about. You can amortize the hell out of a building if it has a useful life that long. :-°
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Postby Tavish » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:10 pm

I thought the whole point of artificial turf was that it couldn't die....

Good riddance to an awful idea. :-t
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Postby theclefe » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:43 pm

I wouldn't be in such a rush to get rid of my turf if I were one of those three teams. The fewer stadiums that have it, the more awkard it will be for visiting players to adjust. Take a home field advantage anyway you can.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:16 pm

theclefe wrote:I wouldn't be in such a rush to get rid of my turf if I were one of those three teams. The fewer stadiums that have it, the more awkard it will be for visiting players to adjust. Take a home field advantage anyway you can.
yeah or just but a wheelchair ramp and a big pole in centerfield for home field advantage.
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Postby theclefe » Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:36 pm

BaseballFann0008 wrote:
theclefe wrote:I wouldn't be in such a rush to get rid of my turf if I were one of those three teams. The fewer stadiums that have it, the more awkard it will be for visiting players to adjust. Take a home field advantage anyway you can.
yeah or just but a wheelchair ramp and a big pole in centerfield for home field advantage.


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Postby silverZ » Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:44 pm

The jays wont be playing on grass any time soon
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Postby mweir145 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:17 pm

silverZ wrote:The jays wont be playing on grass any time soon

Nope, the RC is here to stay for a long time.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:21 pm

mweir145 wrote:
silverZ wrote:The jays wont be playing on grass any time soon

Nope, the RC is here to stay for a long time.


Do they have a 1000 year lease too? I kid, I kid.
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Postby Red Stripe » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:27 pm

theclefe wrote:
BaseballFann0008 wrote:
theclefe wrote:I wouldn't be in such a rush to get rid of my turf if I were one of those three teams. The fewer stadiums that have it, the more awkard it will be for visiting players to adjust. Take a home field advantage anyway you can.
yeah or just but a wheelchair ramp and a big pole in centerfield for home field advantage.


Minutemaid is a great park.


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