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    Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived


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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    8. The bullpen car.

    Especially since Tony LaRussa murdered the late innings with constant changes. If you have to change pitchers every hitter, I expect to see 0 to 60 burnouts to get the next slop artist up there.
    I miss the bullpen car.

    And yes, I'm barely old enough to remember it.

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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I miss the bullpen car.

    And yes, I'm barely old enough to remember it.
    Ah, it was replaced with the Todd Coffey sprint. Of course, only Coffey did it. Notice I'm using past tense.
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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    I swear, someone should rebuild the Polo Grounds.





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    Cyclone, I cannot believe you posted that.

    I was watching the HBO special on Bobby Thompson's HR and I started doing research on the Polo Grounds and I have been consumed with it the past couple of weeks.

    I would love to step back in time and live in Brooklyn (Ebbet's) or Coogan's Bluff (Polo Grounds) during the 40's and 50's.

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    Cool to think we could hit a softball out into the upper deck down the LF line.

    Funny thing. It was 279 down the LF line, but the upper deck hung over the lower LF seats, so if a ball was hit higher it would only need to 250 to go out.

    Thompson's was a liner that made it under the upper deck into the lower seats.

    Of course, he probably knew what was coming. How else would he swing at a fastball over his head on a 0-1 count?

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    Seeing more parks like The Polo Grounds or Baker's Bowl of Shibe Park would be very cool.

    But Astroturf? No way. Never.

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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Funny thing. It was 279 down the LF line, but the upper deck hung over the lower LF seats, so if a ball was hit higher it would only need to 250 to go out.
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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    They forgot #13

    The Reds having a winning team!
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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post

    I would love to step back in time and live in Brooklyn (Ebbet's) or Coogan's Bluff (Polo Grounds) during the 40's and 50's.

    Last summer I got to visit New York and I made it a point to take a bus tour through Brooklyn for the sole reason of seeing where Ebbets Field was and get an idea of the surroundings around what was Ebbets Field. It was well worth spending a half day on a bus to see where Ebbets Field once stood. It was very neat to see the site where the stadium once stood, which is now nothing but apartment buildings. At the same time however it was kinda eery to be in such a historic location where so much of the best of baseball history was made but now is all but forgotten about.
    Last edited by George Anderson; 05-15-2008 at 01:51 AM.
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    Re: Top 12 baseball traditions that should be revived

    I want to play pepper IN FR0NT 0F THE STANDS ...


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