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What would you build into a new ballpark?

Postby Dice » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:25 pm

If you owned a team and were building a new park, what little knickknacks would you insert into your park to give it character? Like SF's right field fence going right in the bay, Houston's train thing, Detroits hill and flagpole in center field, Arizona's swimming pool in the bleachers, and so on.

The one thing I would do is have a fairly deep and high center field, like a 10-15 foot tall wall. But in front of that, I'd build a tiny "juror's box" seating area for no more than 20 people right at field level with a waist or chest high wall. These seats would be auctioned off one hour before game time each day. These would be the most unique seats in all of baseball. You'd see every inch of the field, plays happen right in front of you, to your left and to your right. The centerfielder could take a running leap into your lap at all times. You wouldn't want to leave your seat all game, it'd be like sitting on the field itself.

That, and have a signal that jammed cell phone calls. I'd turn it on whenever the game was going on.
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Postby afromangettindrunk » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:29 pm

nice ideas.

i always liked the old tiger stadium that had the upper deck that hung out over the field.

but in my ballpark there would be a moat running across the middle of the outfield. that way players would fall into the moat, balls would get stuck in the moat, and players could you know, like dive into the moat and cool off and make plays. with allgators. :-b
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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:33 pm

Wasn't that in a commercial?
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Postby Quaker » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:40 pm

How about a trampoline at the warning track?
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Postby Slapweasel » Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:51 pm

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Postby KolbSaves » Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:03 pm

Detroits hill and flagpole in center field
That's Cincinatti. Tiger Stadium had the flagpole in play and so did Comerica until they moved the fences in, though.



In my park there would definitely be a manual scoreboard.
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Postby Mighty Monks » Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:07 pm

i thought the hill and flag pole was houston?
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Postby Dice » Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:15 pm

Mighty Monks wrote:i thought the hill and flag pole was houston?


You're right. Does Detroit have any gimmicks?
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yeah.

Postby matmat » Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:18 pm

I'd put buttons at every seat a la 'who wants to be a millionaire'. The people at the stadium would be allowed to vote on every pitch as to whether it was a ball or a strike...
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Postby KolbSaves » Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:20 pm

Dice wrote:
Mighty Monks wrote:i thought the hill and flag pole was houston?


You're right. Does Detroit have any gimmicks?


It's huge I guess. Also there are many statues of tigers, a baseball ferriswheel, and a carosel.
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