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    GABP Changes

    Should the Reds explore changing the nature or construction of GABP to cut down on home runs?

    Is it neccesarlly a bad thing to be a "home run park" if fans love to see the long ball?

    Will being a "bandbox" require us to have a pitching staff of all aces to ever be successfull?

    Would any good pitcher in their right mind want to pitch in GABP?

    Is it the stadium or poor pitching that is causing all of these home runs?

    I guess that's a lot of questions but it's a complex subject beyond the knee-jerk responce of "raise the walls!" anytime a homer flys out. I'm not advocating that we change anything, just thought it was an interesting topic for discussion.
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    Re: GABP Changes

    leave GABP alone
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    Re: GABP Changes

    The only thing they should change is that horrible looking CF restraunt.

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    Re: GABP Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288 View Post
    The only thing they should change is that horrible looking CF restraunt.
    I'll second that.

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    Re: GABP Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I'll second that.
    What does it look like? I can't say I noticed.

    Does it look like a Frisch's?

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    Re: GABP Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288 View Post
    The only thing they should change is that horrible looking CF restraunt.
    Is that what's in the batters eye, a resturant? I did not know that.

    But yes, I agree the batters eye building is horrible. I think the rest of the stadium looks fantastic but then you get to that thing. Looks like they ran out of money in the design budget and just stole a building from highschool ballfield and stuck it in there.
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    Re: GABP Changes

    If people want the Reds to consider altering GABP, the first question that should come to mind is: how much would it cost?

    The answer to that question is probably far too much than it's worth. You can't move the plate back without serious structural changes because the foul lines in the corners run very close to the walls. Additionally, the premium Diamond Seating is already close enough to the plate as it is, and you know those won't be torn out.

    If you want to move the fences back, think of how serious the structural changes would have to be given that the seating areas run right up behind the wall in many areas. In center field there are no seating areas, but the Batter's Eye Pavillion runs very close to the center field wall itself.

    It's just next to impossible without some major structural changes that would be far more expensive than they'd be worth. I think GABP is going to be staying as it is for quite awhile.

    BTW, I thought the Batter's Eye Pavillion was a sort of banquet hall for large groups, but I've never been inside so I could be mistaken.
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    I wish that the new ownership was on hand when the stadium was being designed and built. I think it would have been a much better designed and thought out stadium. I like the stadium but was VERY disappointed in it, nothing special about it IMO.
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    fyi... There are aready plans to paint and improve gabp and the batter eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by It8ifyifitsgrif View Post
    fyi... There are aready plans to paint and improve gabp and the batter eye
    care to elaborate if you can?

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    Re: GABP Changes

    They should put up netting about 40 feet above all the walls so there are no HR's, we'd have double machines.


    In reality, I think some wall heightening in RF wouldn't cost too much, or they could put up a chain link fence above the RF wall ala Baker Bowl (i think it was there). Although that would be hurendous to look through. So I guess there aren't many options.

    How about this one...close "The Gap." They already put in the Frontgate Party deck. Put in another one on top to kill the major jet stream out of there.

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    i got one word for the reds sneak in alil humidor

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    Get a humidor.
    ...And this one belongs to the Reds!!

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    Re: GABP Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan07 View Post
    i got one word for the reds sneak in alil humidor
    I dont know if they will let the Reds have one, but its worth trying.

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    Re: GABP Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    They should put up netting about 40 feet above all the walls so there are no HR's, we'd have double machines.


    In reality, I think some wall heightening in RF wouldn't cost too much, or they could put up a chain link fence above the RF wall ala Baker Bowl (i think it was there). Although that would be hurendous to look through. So I guess there aren't many options.

    How about this one...close "The Gap." They already put in the Frontgate Party deck. Put in another one on top to kill the major jet stream out of there.

    I think Baker Bowl had a huge wall made out of aluminum or tin.

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