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doublem23
06-27-2009, 06:03 AM
The #1 sports blog in the world gave our little mom and pop stand a nod yesterday: http://deadspin.com/5302909/why-your-stadium-sucks-rangers-ballpark-in-arlington

I know the post I'm linking here leans to the left politically; if you need to comment on that please go to the Politically Incorrect (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/www.wsiforums.com) forums, if you comment about that stuff here I'll ban the **** out of you. This post is a celebration to the further recognition this dinky little site recieves.

:bandance:

Rohan
06-27-2009, 07:28 AM
The #1 sports blog in the world gave our little mom and pop stand a nod yesterday: http://deadspin.com/5302909/why-your-stadium-sucks-rangers-ballpark-in-arlington

I know the post I'm linking here leans to the left politically; if you need to comment on that please go to the Politically Incorrect (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/www.wsiforums.com) forums, if you comment about that stuff here I'll ban the **** out of you. This post is a celebration to the further recognition this dinky little site recieves.

:bandance:


So I might be blind, but I actually don't see the shout out. Care to direct me to it?

WSox597
06-27-2009, 07:30 AM
I followed the arched windows link. It was great to see the old stadium. You kind of forget after a while just how nice it looked.

I know about the internal issues, but the outside had a classic look about it.

doublem23
06-27-2009, 08:29 AM
So I might be blind, but I actually don't see the shout out. Care to direct me to it?

In the first paragraph, when they are mentioning how elements of many other ballparks have been blended into Arlington Stadium, they talk about its arched windows are influenced by old Comiskey Park and the link that follows leads to PHG's old memories of old Comiskey page.

If you haven't checked out some of the older WSI features on the original Comiskey Park, do yourself a favor and do so. Its incredible stuff that you really won't see anywhere else on the internet but WSI.

southside rocks
06-27-2009, 08:38 AM
I followed the arched windows link. It was great to see the old stadium. You kind of forget after a while just how nice it looked.

I know about the internal issues, but the outside had a classic look about it.

I know about the internal issues, too -- a piece of the underside of the upper deck in right field fell on my head in 1971. :tongue: I still have the scar, my hair kind of cowlicks there.

In spite of that, I loved the place and I was so unhappy when it was torn down that I refused to set foot in the new park for several years.

Rohan
06-27-2009, 08:51 AM
In the first paragraph, when they are mentioning how elements of many other ballparks have been blended into Arlington Stadium, they talk about its arched windows are influenced by old Comiskey Park and the link that follows leads to PHG's old memories of old Comiskey page.

If you haven't checked out some of the older WSI features on the original Comiskey Park, do yourself a favor and do so. Its incredible stuff that you really won't see anywhere else on the internet but WSI.

Thanks. I only went to one game at Comiskey when I was VERY young. I'd love to learn more about it.

WhiteSoxFTW
06-27-2009, 10:56 AM
I read this guy's article on AT&T park, and I think he is dead wrong. His writing is filled with so much contempt, you can tell his argument is not even close to being objective. The costs of the ballpark aside, I personally think AT&T park is a beautiful park in a great location, with great food. They serve a huge helping of french fries covered in minced garlic (mmmmm!). I'm a sucker for garlic. :D:

The article on Wrigley made me laugh...because it is true, but the guy still writes the same way.

bigdommer
06-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the info. Kind of embarrassing, but I had never seen the WSI site for Old Comiskey. I was 5 when I started going to games there (1985) so obviously my memories are limited. It's funny that as flawed as Old Comiskey, the Old Roman, Veeck all were, they all had positive influences on stadiums and styles today.

Kind of cool that they last HR in old Comiskey was by the Big Hurt. Never knew that.

soltrain21
06-27-2009, 11:02 AM
I read this guy's article on AT&T park, and I think he is dead wrong. His writing is filled with so much contempt, you can tell his argument is not even close to being objective. The costs of the ballpark aside, I personally think AT&T park is a beautiful park in a great location, with great food. They serve a huge helping of french fries covered in minced garlic (mmmmm!). I'm a sucker for garlic. :D:

The article on Wrigley made me laugh...because it is true, but the guy still writes the same way.

The point of the article is not to be objective. It's to tell you why a certain ballpark is terrible.

DSpivack
06-27-2009, 11:05 AM
The point of the article is not to be objective. It's to tell you why a certain ballpark is terrible.

I'm sure people will complain once this series gets to USCF.

tebman
06-27-2009, 11:14 AM
Thanks. I only went to one game at Comiskey when I was VERY young. I'd love to learn more about it.

Then you should definitely check out this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaepsBBHTh4&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eyoutube%2Ecom%2Fuser%2Fbro kertothestars&feature=player_profilepage), this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5zXsz81Yto&feature=related), and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIwj2zFtjBI&feature=related) video on YouTube. The guy and his wife went to a game in September of 1990 and he videotaped as they wandered the ballpark during the game. These videos give the best you-are-there feel for the old park that I've ever seen.

WhiteSoxFTW
06-27-2009, 11:19 AM
The point of the article is not to be objective. It's to tell you why a certain ballpark is terrible.

Now, I understand that this article comes from deadspin.com, but if an author is writing a piece making an arguement, he should be objective. He should support his argument and not fill the article with contempt.

soltrain21
06-27-2009, 11:24 AM
Now, I understand that this article comes from deadspin.com, but if an author is writing a piece making an arguement, he should be objective. He should support his argument and not fill the article with contempt.

But he isn't trying to make an argument in an objective way. It's a joke more than anything. It's pointing out all the bad qualities of each park.

I'm going to guess you don't read Deadspin a lot - objectivity isn't their strong suit.

DSpivack
06-27-2009, 11:42 AM
But he isn't trying to make an argument in an objective way. It's a joke more than anything. It's pointing out all the bad qualities of each park.

I'm going to guess you don't read Deadspin a lot - objectivity isn't their strong suit.

I'm sure people will complain once this series gets to USCF.

Yep, a lot of complaining, indeed.