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Fenway
05-10-2008, 04:29 PM
I saw this sign at USCF and what exactly is it? They can't have a room to hold all the bleacher fans in a storm ( or can they? )

Strangest sign I have ever seen at a ballpark was at ATT Park in SF

Express Bathrooms :scratch:

TomBradley72
05-10-2008, 04:32 PM
"Rain Room" is for hot summer days...kind of like running through a sprinkler to cool off.

Hitmen77
05-10-2008, 05:31 PM
The run a mist sprayer for people to walk through to cool off on a hot day.

jabrch
05-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Used to be Veeck's shower, right?

spiffie
05-10-2008, 05:38 PM
Used to be Veeck's shower, right?
No. Shower was in LF, rain room is in right center.

paciorek1983
05-10-2008, 05:56 PM
No. Shower was in LF, rain room is in right center.

Shower IS still there, at least it was against DET when Gavin pitched his first almost-no-hitter.

MarySwiss
05-10-2008, 06:11 PM
The run a mist sprayer for people to walk through to cool off on a hot day.

Probably got the idea from Arizona. Out here, restaurants have misters set up on patios for anyone who is dumb enough to want to eat outside when it's 115 degrees. When I first saw it, I thought it was goofy. Twelve years later, I kind of like it.

Nellie_Fox
05-10-2008, 06:23 PM
Probably got the idea from Arizona. Out here, restaurants have misters set up on patios for anyone who is dumb enough to want to eat outside when it's 115 degrees. When I first saw it, I thought it was goofy. Twelve years later, I kind of like it.Those evaporative coolers work in desert climates because of the low humidity. The water mist evaporates almost immediately, taking heat out of the air in the process.

Chicago's summertime humidity would work against evaporative cooling. A mister there will only make you wet. That cools you off some, but it's not at all the same process.

MarySwiss
05-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Those evaporative coolers work in desert climates because of the low humidity. The water mist evaporates almost immediately, taking heat out of the air in the process.

Chicago's summertime humidity would work against evaporative cooling. A mister there will only make you wet. That cools you off some, but it's not at all the same process.

Well, they don't work very well in Arizona either during our monsoon season (which is when we experience what passes for humidity in these parts). But I have a swamp cooler going right now in my living room to supplement the AC.

To clarify my comment, it seems reasonable to me to assume, given the Sox/Arizona connection, that that might be where they got the mister idea.

Hitmen77
05-10-2008, 07:10 PM
Used to be Veeck's shower, right?

No. Shower was in LF, rain room is in right center.

The shower is there too. They are different. The shower drenches you with water while the rain room sprays you with more of a mist.

Chicken Dinner
05-10-2008, 07:13 PM
That's where Mark goes after he beats up heaters. :D:

Frontman
05-10-2008, 07:31 PM
They also have had the "rain rooms" on the upper concourse.

jabrch
05-10-2008, 09:00 PM
Shower IS still there, at least it was against DET when Gavin pitched his first almost-no-hitter.

Oh - thanks...I don't get out in the OF much anymore

DumpJerry
05-10-2008, 11:23 PM
Used to be Veeck's shower, right?

Veeck sold the team over ten years before The Cell was built.

Probably got the idea from Arizona.
Other ballparks do it, too. Are you related the Nila's dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?" ("The Greeks invented everything!")

jabrch
05-10-2008, 11:55 PM
Veeck sold the team over ten years before The Cell was built.

I know that...but wasn't the shower his idea back at the old park?

I want Mags back
05-10-2008, 11:57 PM
Other ballparks do it, too. Are you related the Nila's dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?" ("The Greeks invented everything!")
:rolling:

DumpJerry
05-11-2008, 12:05 AM
I know that...but wasn't the shower his idea back at the old park?
:shower
Yes.

ChiSoxFan35
05-11-2008, 12:22 AM
This was there before the Diamondbacks even existed

DumpJerry
05-11-2008, 01:10 AM
This was there before the Diamondbacks even existed
Seeing as how Arizona did not become a state until 1912 (yes, less than 100 years ago), it's possible that the shower was there before they were a state!

IlliniSox4Life
05-11-2008, 02:30 AM
Veeck sold the team over ten years before The Cell was built.


Other ballparks do it, too. Are you related the Nila's dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?" ("The Greeks invented everything!")

Seeing as how Arizona did not become a state until 1912 (yes, less than 100 years ago), it's possible that the shower was there before they were a state!

Arizona became a state over 40 years before Veeck bought the team.

TheVulture
05-12-2008, 12:38 AM
Probably got the idea from Arizona.

My understanding is the idea came to Reinsdorf after bumping his head while browsing the produce section.

DumpJerry
05-12-2008, 07:59 AM
My understanding is the idea came to Reinsdorf after bumping his head while browsing the produce section.....in Arizona.
Finished it for ya.

C-Dawg
05-12-2008, 11:57 AM
I saw this sign at USCF and what exactly is it? They can't have a room to hold all the bleacher fans in a storm ( or can they? )



ESPN showed a very nice shot of the Rain Room on their broadcast of the 14-2 drubbing the Sox gave the Red Cubs in the 2005 ALDS; maybe you didn't notice it.

Fenway
05-12-2008, 12:11 PM
ESPN showed a very nice shot of the Rain Room on their broadcast of the 14-2 drubbing the Sox gave the Red Cubs in the 2005 ALDS; maybe you didn't notice it.

I was at that debacle choking on all the fireworks smoke

Cat Thief
05-12-2008, 03:25 PM
I was at that debacle choking on all the fireworks smoke


LMAO

C-Dawg
05-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Yeah, I wondered who bought the tickets that I was unable to get for that series...

anewman35
05-12-2008, 08:24 PM
In the early years of the park, the Rain Room seemed to be a more makeshift thing, just some hoses out there on hot days (and they still used that ramp to get people in and out), but it became more formal as years went on, with signs and everything.

MarySwiss
05-12-2008, 09:28 PM
My understanding is the idea came to Reinsdorf after bumping his head while browsing the produce section.

Finished it for ya.

Oops, sorry DJ! I probably should've said "Alaska" instead of "Arizona."

DumpJerry
05-12-2008, 11:36 PM
Oops, sorry DJ! I probably should've said "Alaska" instead of "Arizona."
Why? They don't take showers in Alaska, they just jump in a stream and rinse off......

Railsplitter
05-13-2008, 10:48 PM
Rain Room Navy slang for shower. (saw in on JAG)