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    Re: GABP Changes

    I think they should "86" it and do something else with the space.
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    Re: GABP Changes

    I have a friend that works with the Reds, and he told me a while back that they were seriously discussing taking out the batter's eye restaurant and moving CF back, and also taking out some rows of seats. We had that discussion about 3 months ago.

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    I'd get rid of the magic spot in left center field where cans of corn turn into doubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'd get rid of the magic spot in left center field where cans of corn turn into doubles.
    Sorry, that's caused by a geomagnetic anomoly, so it may be tough to remedy. Rumor has it, the Reds have two guys locked in a room, typing a mysterious code into a computer every 108 minutes to try to solve the problem.
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    You guys realize that MLB has all kinds of restrictions on the color, shape, design, etc. of the batter's eye area right? Look around the league - it's not like there's a whole lot of award-winning designs in those spots. At least the Reds made it a group area so that the space wasn't completely wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    You guys realize that MLB has all kinds of restrictions on the color, shape, design, etc. of the batter's eye area right? Look around the league - it's not like there's a whole lot of award-winning designs in those spots. At least the Reds made it a group area so that the space wasn't completely wasted.
    I realize it has to be black, but they are talking about getting rid of the restaurant, moving the fences back, then putting in a new batter's eye.

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    Re: GABP Changes

    Some ballparks have a grassy knoll or other dark green plantings around the batter's eye to soften the effect.

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    IIRC, i remember reading about a park in the PCL (triple A) that was 233 down the left field line ...the fence was 60 feet high. I wanna say it was in the 70's when it was like this --and i think it was El Paso. The article was in Baseball Digest and i remember thinking (i was 10 or 11) "maybe i could hit a homer there!!".

    WOY --any info?

    Btw, i like when parks have odd dimensions...makes the game fun.

    Any good GM should be able to make the adjustments for park factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    The Reds are never going to be able to attract any free agent pitchers in this park. They are going to have to overpay like they did for Eric Milton, and like the Rockies did back in '01 (I think) with Mike Hampton.

    Off the top of my head, I can only think of one really good team that plays in a hitters park and that is the Yankees. Correct me if I'm wrong?
    The White Sox play in a hitter's park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    You guys realize that MLB has all kinds of restrictions on the color, shape, design, etc. of the batter's eye area right? Look around the league - it's not like there's a whole lot of award-winning designs in those spots. At least the Reds made it a group area so that the space wasn't completely wasted.
    Actually, it seems that it just needs to be a solid color backdrop. The Rockies batters eye doesn't look bad with the green shrubs and green backdrop.





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    The black monster is just ugly. I think the grass would be ok to leave and then make a big standing area with some picnic tables like they have in Atlanta. Whew, I been watching to much HGTV with my wife lol
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    I prefer the way the batters eye is blended into the surrounding structure at the Rockies ballpark. The batters eye at GABP just looks out of place and doesn't seem to "flow" with the rest of the ballpark.

    Thanks for posting the pics Newman4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    I prefer the way the batters eye is blended into the surrounding structure at the Rockies ballpark. The batters eye at GABP just looks out of place and doesn't seem to "flow" with the rest of the ballpark.

    Thanks for posting the pics Newman4.
    Exactly. A lot of people don't like the white and red of GABP, but it's the team colors and then right in the middle is this big black clod. The walls are green, so it could at least be green.
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    Well, maybe along with getting rid of the black in the uni's, Castellini will get rid of the black behemoth in CF. or at least paint it green.

    Much better would be the greenery posted above- thanks for the great pics, Newman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Well, maybe along with getting rid of the black in the uni's, Castellini will get rid of the black behemoth in CF. or at least paint it green.

    Much better would be the greenery posted above- thanks for the great pics, Newman!
    Paint Junior green also since they are both immoveable objects in the same general vicinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Paint Junior green also since they are both immoveable objects in the same general vicinity.


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