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Chip R
10-04-2010, 10:38 PM
http://www.kypost.com/dpps/sports/baseball/reds/postseason-changes-at-great-american_5190468

macro
10-04-2010, 10:48 PM
I'm elated that GAB will finally get to host the postseason. Let's hope it's for a lot more than just one or two games! It's a shame that it took eight years before it could happen.

Somewhere, Riverfront Stadium is looking down and laughing, wondering what the big deal is. By the time it was 6 1/2 years old, it had hosted four World Series, five NLCS, and an All Star Game. Red, white, and blue bunting was a staple at that old saucer.

reds44
10-04-2010, 11:17 PM
Bleachers out in right field if they reach the NLCS?

I assume he's talking about down in the corner in foul territory? Or maybe over the bullpen? That'd be interesting to see.

EDIT: Am I wrong for thinking we brought in extra bleachers in foul territory for the Civil Rights Game last year against the White Sox? I was at that game and seem to remember that. I could be wrong though.

johngalt
10-05-2010, 12:37 AM
Bleachers out in right field if they reach the NLCS?

I assume he's talking about down in the corner in foul territory? Or maybe over the bullpen? That'd be interesting to see.

EDIT: Am I wrong for thinking we brought in extra bleachers in foul territory for the Civil Rights Game last year against the White Sox? I was at that game and seem to remember that. I could be wrong though.

You're correct, those are the bleachers he's talking about. Basically right where FOX Sports Ohio's old set was before they moved to their location on the 3rd base concourse.

gm
10-05-2010, 12:53 AM
"...an ESPN set is planned to be placed underneath the smokestacks in the outfield."

How about turning on the "mist" right as Sutcliffe and company comes on the air?

reds44
10-05-2010, 01:01 AM
"...an ESPN set is planned to be placed underneath the smokestacks in the outfield."

How about turning on the "mist" right as Sutcliffe and company comes on the air?
I hate ESPN, but seeing them live from GABP would be so awesome to see.

durl
10-05-2010, 08:52 AM
I hate ESPN, but seeing them live from GABP would be so awesome to see.

Why? They'll just talk about how great the Yankees are during the whole show. :D

Roy Tucker
10-05-2010, 09:15 AM
They took down the Toyota Tundra?

Redsfan320
10-05-2010, 09:23 AM
They took down the Toyota Tundra?

Yeah. They showed the platform. It looks... empty... without it. (no duh)

320

Sea Ray
10-05-2010, 04:58 PM
They took down the Toyota Tundra?

Has anybody ever won one?

Reds Fanatic
10-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Has anybody ever won one?

No but I thought I read before where they were giving that away to a fire department.

Jpup
10-05-2010, 05:12 PM
No but I thought I read before where they were giving that away to a fire department.

They gave it away. They got another one. I don't know why they would take it down. Seems silly.

RBA
10-05-2010, 05:13 PM
They gave it away. They got another one. I don't know why they would take it down. Seems silly.

Most likely, another Car Company paid for exclusive rights for the league championship series.


General Motors (Chevrolet)


http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_sponsors.jsp

The Voice of IH
10-05-2010, 05:25 PM
I always wondered who had the funny Idea of putting a foreign truck a top a stadium named Great American. I am happy that the stain is gone. :thumbup:

RBA
10-05-2010, 05:30 PM
I always wondered who had the funny Idea of putting a foreign truck a top a stadium named Great American. I am happy that the stain is gone. :thumbup:

San Antonio, TX is foriegn? :eek:

camisadelgolf
10-05-2010, 05:36 PM
There's a car that isn't foreign? :eek:

The Voice of IH
10-05-2010, 05:41 PM
San Antonio, TX is foriegn? :eek:

:laugh: :rolleyes:

ochre
10-05-2010, 06:01 PM
The voice of International Harvester?
http://www.wilmingtonbodyshop.com/1977_IH_Scout_II/77_IH_scout_II.jpg

Homer Bailey
10-05-2010, 06:35 PM
I was the "Toyota Tundra Fan of the Game" a few years back. Needless to say, I wasn't exactly stoked about my chances of winning the car.

I think there is a new banner under the power stacks now that you can hit to win the car? When I was the fan, you had to hit the truck which was 560 feet away in dead center.

guttle11
10-05-2010, 07:04 PM
I was the "Toyota Tundra Fan of the Game" a few years back. Needless to say, I wasn't exactly stoked about my chances of winning the car.

I think there is a new banner under the power stacks now that you can hit to win the car? When I was the fan, you had to hit the truck which was 560 feet away in dead center.

Votto came about 10 feet short of the RF sign earlier this year. Eventually someone will hit it.

dougdirt
10-05-2010, 07:15 PM
Votto came about 10 feet short of the RF sign earlier this year. Eventually someone will hit it.

Yeah. It has been hit before, just not while it was the Tundra sign. When it was the Griffey HR tracker, it was hit.

johngalt
10-05-2010, 09:39 PM
They gave it away. They got another one. I don't know why they would take it down. Seems silly.

Local sponsors can't have displays at the ballpark in most cases. Only sponsors with a national MLB deal.

TeamBoone
10-05-2010, 11:27 PM
Local sponsors can't have displays at the ballpark in most cases. Only sponsors with a national MLB deal.


Jeff Wyler, Skyline Chili, UDF... just off the top of my head. All are local and advertise at the ballpark.

And Jay Bruce almost hit the Tundra sign just a couple weeks ago. The ball was headed directly for it but sunk about ten feet in front of it.

Unassisted
10-05-2010, 11:34 PM
San Antonio, TX is foriegn? :eek:I hope not. My passport is expired and I might like to visit Ohio again someday. ;)

Both Tundras and Tacomas are produced at the plant in San Antonio.

Chip R
10-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Jeff Wyler, Skyline Chili, UDF... just off the top of my head. All are local and advertise at the ballpark.

And Jay Bruce almost hit the Tundra sign just a couple weeks ago. The ball was headed directly for it but sunk about ten feet in front of it.

Perhaps he was talking about the playoffs.

johngalt
10-08-2010, 05:46 AM
Jeff Wyler, Skyline Chili, UDF... just off the top of my head. All are local and advertise at the ballpark.

And Jay Bruce almost hit the Tundra sign just a couple weeks ago. The ball was headed directly for it but sunk about ten feet in front of it.

Yes, I meant in the playoffs. Some of the signage can stay but if it's easy/not expensive to move, they have to move if they're not a national sponsor.

Roy Tucker
10-08-2010, 08:13 AM
The voice of International Harvester?


My dad used to do the advertising for the Scout...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v791/155/36/39105366305/n39105366305_1082975_3442.jpg

macro
10-08-2010, 01:06 PM
My dad used to do the advertising for the Scout...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v791/155/36/39105366305/n39105366305_1082975_3442.jpg

That is a cool vehicle! I don't think I have ever seen one. Maybe a bit wimpy in design by today's standards, but it seems that it would have been way ahead of its time. (Plus, the people riding in it seem awfully happy. :D )

Chip R
10-08-2010, 01:46 PM
That is a cool vehicle! I don't think I have ever seen one. Maybe a bit wimpy in design by today's standards, but it seems that it would have been way ahead of its time. (Plus, the people riding in it seem awfully happy. :D )


That's probably Roy driving.