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Frontman
03-30-2012, 08:21 PM
Seriously.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/30/new-marlins-stadium-to-feature-on-field-aquariums/#comment-342053

This is past "sorta" becoming a trainwreck. The Marlins are going to be a joke of a team; and the ballpark is making Haunted Trails look classy......

doublem23
03-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Can't wait until someone hits those just right and cracks the glass

RKMeibalane
03-30-2012, 08:25 PM
This organization is a joke from the top down, with the exception of Mark Buehrle.

Frontman
03-30-2012, 08:33 PM
This organization is a joke from the top down, with the exception of Mark Buehrle.

Mark's laughing all the way to the bank.

Brian26
03-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Can't wait until someone hits those just right and cracks the glass

http://www.bleachernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/carlos-zambrano-angry.jpg

Viva Medias B's
03-30-2012, 10:54 PM
This could actually be a revival of an Orange Bowl tradtion; of course the Orange Bowl has gone away and made way for Marlins Ballpark. Back in the late '60s, Flipper the Dolphin used to swim in a tank behind the Orange Bowl endzone at Miami Dolphins games.

One think I hope the Marlins Ballpark will have is a landscaped area similar to what the Orange Bowl used to have in the endzone.

ComiskeyBrewer
03-30-2012, 11:07 PM
Can't wait until someone hits those just right and cracks the glass

Bullet proof glass. It is rated to 200MPH(which means the actual breaking point is probably closer to 225). I doubt it will crack, but i'd pay to see it happen.

TDog
03-30-2012, 11:21 PM
I have read that in the 1960s, Charlie Finley had farm animals grazing beyond the outfield fence in Kansas City until a home run killed one of them. It looks like the fish in Miami will be better protected.

doublem23
03-30-2012, 11:46 PM
Bullet proof glass. It is rated to 200MPH(which means the actual breaking point is probably closer to 225). I doubt it will crack, but i'd pay to see it happen.

They said the Titantic couldn't sink, either. :cool:

Daver
03-31-2012, 12:04 AM
Bullet proof glass. It is rated to 200MPH(which means the actual breaking point is probably closer to 225). I doubt it will crack, but i'd pay to see it happen.

My Barrett will pierce an engine block at twenty five yards, it would punch a hole in that an eagle could fly through.

DumpJerry
03-31-2012, 08:02 AM
Won't the Pitchers be a little distracted?

RKMeibalane
03-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Won't the Pitchers be a little distracted?

Just watch. Zambrano will be using the fish tanks as an excuse by his third start.

Red Barchetta
03-31-2012, 01:00 PM
Bullet proof glass. It is rated to 200MPH(which means the actual breaking point is probably closer to 225). I doubt it will crack, but i'd pay to see it happen.

If Randy Johnson can kill a Seagull with a fastball, anything can happen...

102605
03-31-2012, 01:04 PM
So much whining and bitching about the Marlins.

I love everything they have done. The uniforms are fine and the stadium looks cool to me.

Fish tanks in the stadium? That seems a little less ridiculous than a flagpole and hill in the middle of centerfield or a thirty seven foot wall in left field.

Get over yourselves.

Red Barchetta
03-31-2012, 01:11 PM
Won't the Pitchers be a little distracted?

Or how about the catchers running back for a foul ball and sliding into the tank/wall?

I think it's sort of a cool idea. Hopefully it works out. I like their new ballpark from what I've seen of it and anything is better than the horrible football field they have been playing in. However, how can they expect to win anything with blue seats?! :tongue:

DumpJerry
03-31-2012, 01:32 PM
I guess if the glass breaks during a game, it will be Sushi Night at the ballpark.

Taliesinrk
03-31-2012, 01:47 PM
So much whining and bitching about the Marlins.

I love everything they have done. The uniforms are fine and the stadium looks cool to me.

Fish tanks in the stadium? That seems a little less ridiculous than a flagpole and hill in the middle of centerfield or a thirty seven foot wall in left field.

Get over yourselves.

Well said. I would think that as general fans of the game, we should all be applauding what has gone on in Miami, regardless of the rumored "secret intentions" of the owner... who cares? I think it's great that the Rays are competitive, and hopefully with everything Miami's putting into this team, they will be as well.

Brian26
03-31-2012, 02:42 PM
Fish tanks in the stadium? That seems a little less ridiculous than a flagpole and hill in the middle of centerfield or a thirty seven foot wall in left field.

Get over yourselves.

Is that a reference to the Green Monster at Fenway, which has been there in some form or another for over 100 years? You realize, I hope, that the dimensions for old-time parks were quirky and sometimes necessitated walls because they were built to fit within the footprints of, sometimes, asymmetrical city blocks.

Minute Made Park with the high and flagpole is gimmicky, but even those elements are throwbacks and pay homage to the Yankee Stadium flagpoles/monuments and the Crosley Field hill.

DSpivack
03-31-2012, 03:01 PM
Is that a reference to the Green Monster at Fenway, which has been there in some form or another for over 100 years? You realize, I hope, that the dimensions for old-time parks were quirky and sometimes necessitated walls because they were built to fit within the footprints of, sometimes, asymmetrical city blocks.

Minute Made Park with the high and flagpole is gimmicky, but even those elements are throwbacks and pay homage to the Yankee Stadium flagpoles/monuments and the Crosley Field hill.

I can't stand the hill and flagpole. To me it's a completely unnecessary, amateurish gimmick. It's one thing that those quirks used to exist out of shaping the park into a neighborhood, it's quite another when done on purpose. That thing in Houston is dangerous.

Frontman
03-31-2012, 03:43 PM
So much whining and bitching about the Marlins.

I love everything they have done. The uniforms are fine and the stadium looks cool to me.

Fish tanks in the stadium? That seems a little less ridiculous than a flagpole and hill in the middle of centerfield or a thirty seven foot wall in left field.

Get over yourselves.

So with this statement, you will NEVER post on WSI about anything you don't like, EVER?

Because, if you want everyone to have that standard, to quote "Get over themselves" I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to see you hold yourself to that standard.

We'll be waiting.

TDog
03-31-2012, 04:21 PM
Is that a reference to the Green Monster at Fenway, which has been there in some form or another for over 100 years? You realize, I hope, that the dimensions for old-time parks were quirky and sometimes necessitated walls because they were built to fit within the footprints of, sometimes, asymmetrical city blocks.

Minute Made Park with the high and flagpole is gimmicky, but even those elements are throwbacks and pay homage to the Yankee Stadium flagpoles/monuments and the Crosley Field hill.

When Bank One Ballpark opened, I listened to someone I went to someone who was part of a group from work I went to the game with complain about how tacky the pool over the right field wall was. The pool over the fence in Jarry Park in Montreal was there before the ballpark, and nobody remembers it anyway.

I don't see anything wrong with distinctive ballpark touches. Even in the late 1960s, many people in Chicago were complaining about how the exploding scoreboard put in Bill Veeck at the beginning of the decade was terribly tacky (paying homage to William Saroyan and not baseball history). Some such things are better than others. People in San Francisco hated the fact that the Giants were building their ballbark facing the water (and Oakland) instead of the city skyline as was originally announced. The elements in that orientation proved unfavorable, and now you have a tradition of splash home runs. I never knew baseball's floated because in Phoenix they never got the chance.

If respect for the game's traditions means so much and any departure might be considered a circus if not a crime against the game, people would still be complaining about the designated hitter and exploding scoreboards, sausage races and fish tanks would be of lesser concern.

For what it's worth, I don't think Miami baseball is going to be a circus. Chicago baseball fans would like to think so because two people hated both on the North and South sides, Zambrano and Guillen, have landed there. But I doubt they will be nearly as controversial once removed from Chicago.

Foulke You
04-01-2012, 01:36 AM
How long before Fox Sports installs "fish cam" in the tanks?

thomas35forever
04-01-2012, 01:44 AM
How long before Fox Sports installs "fish cam" in the tanks?
I'll give them three games max.

SephClone89
04-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Haven't we known about this for over a year? I seem to remember seeing these in the mock-up sketches.

Hendu
04-01-2012, 01:01 PM
I think it's kind of cool - way better than their tacky homerun sculpture. I can't even imagine the amount of work it's going to take to keep those tanks healthy and looking good.

Viva Medias B's
04-01-2012, 01:16 PM
I think it's kind of cool - way better than their tacky homerun sculpture. I can't even imagine the amount of work it's going to take to keep those tanks healthy and looking good.

With something called the Miami Seaquarium (http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/) in town, I don't think that will be a problem.

Hendu
04-01-2012, 01:30 PM
With something called the Miami Seaquarium (http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/) in town, I don't think that will be a problem.

Right I don't think it's going to be a problem, but it's going to require a ton of work/money to keep it looking good, as it's going to take a lot of wear and tear each game.

DSpivack
04-01-2012, 01:30 PM
I think it's kind of cool - way better than their tacky homerun sculpture. I can't even imagine the amount of work it's going to take to keep those tanks healthy and looking good.

I agree with this. I think the fish tank is kind of cool, and not really a huge distraction as it's part of the backstop.

That home run sculpture is another matter.

TheVulture
04-01-2012, 03:38 PM
This is almost as nutty as exploding scoreboards and showers in the outfield.

PaleHoser
04-02-2012, 09:56 AM
I think this gimmick is just an excuse to allow Ozzie to keep his fishing pole in the dugout.

russ99
04-02-2012, 10:26 AM
I can't stand the hill and flagpole. To me it's a completely unnecessary, amateurish gimmick. It's one thing that those quirks used to exist out of shaping the park into a neighborhood, it's quite another when done on purpose. That thing in Houston is dangerous.

I love the flagpole in play, it adds to the character of the park, especially since the cookie-cutter alternative is boring.

It's only been a factor in play a few times since Minute Maid was opened, but at those times it's very interesting. Also, it was a nice home-field bonus when the Astros had a CF who could handle the hill (Michael Bourn) but now, I think it's the same for both teams.

It was intended as a throwback to Crosley Field. I hope Crane keeps it there.

Huisj
04-02-2012, 02:24 PM
I love the flagpole in play, it adds to the character of the park, especially since the cookie-cutter alternative is boring.

It's only been a factor in play a few times since Minute Maid was opened, but at those times it's very interesting. Also, it was a nice home-field bonus when the Astros had a CF who could handle the hill (Michael Bourn) but now, I think it's the same for both teams.

It was intended as a throwback to Crosley Field. I hope Crane keeps it there.

The thing is, it doesn't make sense to have it there. Some hills make sense. Michigan State's baseball field has a hill in right field leading, but it's there because the Red Cedar river is directly on the other side of it--it's part of the river bank, helps control flooding in the spring, and makes it so they don't have a build the fence as high and ugly as they would if it were flat (the dimensions are pretty small in right).

http://www.msuspartans.com/view.gal?id=50356

Viva Medias B's
04-02-2012, 09:00 PM
I hope some player who gets hungry during the game doesn't decide to get a fish out of the tank and try to eat it.

DSpivack
04-02-2012, 09:33 PM
The thing is, it doesn't make sense to have it there. Some hills make sense. Michigan State's baseball field has a hill in right field leading, but it's there because the Red Cedar river is directly on the other side of it--it's part of the river bank, helps control flooding in the spring, and makes it so they don't have a build the fence as high and ugly as they would if it were flat (the dimensions are pretty small in right).

http://www.msuspartans.com/view.gal?id=50356

Yes. Form follows function; that thing in Houston is nothing but kitsch.

Brian26
04-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Chuck Garfein posted a picture on his Twitter earlier of a bobblehead museum at the new Miami park, so at least it has one redeeming feature.

http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2012/03/31/22/24/Z1b23.St.56.jpg

aryzner
04-03-2012, 07:44 AM
Haven't we known about this for over a year? I seem to remember seeing these in the mock-up sketches.
I knew about this from MLB 12: The Show. One of the trophies in the game is to hit the tank with a foul ball.

eriqjaffe
04-03-2012, 12:00 PM
Won't the Pitchers be a little distracted?From the pictures I've seen, it looks like it's going to be covered directly behind home plate - note the white section in the middle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/fizzjob/PastedImage-12.jpg

Rocky Soprano
04-03-2012, 12:52 PM
I hope some player who gets hungry during the game doesn't decide to get a fish out of the tank and try to eat it.

Beware of drunk and hungry Red Sox pitchers.

The Racehorse
04-03-2012, 01:48 PM
So much whining and bitching about the Marlins.

I love everything they have done. The uniforms are fine and the stadium looks cool to me.

Fish tanks in the stadium? That seems a little less ridiculous than a flagpole and hill in the middle of centerfield or a thirty seven foot wall in left field.

Get over yourselves.

Here, here...

:cheers:

doublem23
04-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Beware of drunk and hungry Red Sox pitchers.

http://cdn.sportsoverdose.com/thumbs/bobby-jenks-52-mlb.jpg
You rang?

SoxandtheCityTee
04-04-2012, 11:52 AM
I posted in the "Ozzie's brats" Roadhouse thread about the April 9 issue of The New Yorker, which has an article on the Marlins. Anyway, with the retractable roof open and the outfield glass window/walls closed, the batters in practice hit the home run sculpture in left center fairly easily. Ozzie's response to this writer was that this configuration not likely ever to occur in real games. But get ready for endless discussions this season about the wind patterns in the new stadium with these design features in and out of play.

Hitmen77
04-04-2012, 01:32 PM
I can't stand the hill and flagpole. To me it's a completely unnecessary, amateurish gimmick. It's one thing that those quirks used to exist out of shaping the park into a neighborhood, it's quite another when done on purpose.

I totally agree.

esbrechtel
04-05-2012, 01:23 PM
I think the tanks are awesome...however, that home run disaster is REALLY bad...and that fight song...WOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0H9VthNLh8&feature=related

DSpivack
04-05-2012, 02:28 PM
I think the tanks are awesome...however, that home run disaster is REALLY bad...and that fight song...WOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0H9VthNLh8&feature=related

That theme song might be worse than the sculpture itself.

tebman
04-05-2012, 04:14 PM
I think the tanks are awesome...however, that home run disaster is REALLY bad...and that fight song...WOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0H9VthNLh8&feature=related

I can't get over how lame that home run contraption is. I mean, really...it looks like a cheesy lawn decoration.

I have no problem with goofy effects in ballparks. It was probably seeing Veeck's scoreboard when I was a kid (ahem) years ago that sold me as a Sox fan. But if you're going to do an effect, do it right.

A celebration should be frantic: strobes, confetti, smoke, percussive sounds, etc. That thing in Miami is none of that. It's just strange.

RKMeibalane
04-05-2012, 04:17 PM
I hope some player who gets hungry during the game doesn't decide to get a fish out of the tank and try to eat it.

That would be more of an issue were Prince Fielder still in the National League.

Frontman
04-05-2012, 07:04 PM
I think the tanks are awesome...however, that home run disaster is REALLY bad...and that fight song...WOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0H9VthNLh8&feature=related

It's like a coverband version of a Miami Sound Machine song.....just not as classy.

Wow.

Red Barchetta
04-05-2012, 07:52 PM
That theme song might be worse than the sculpture itself.

I think they just may have beaten "The Patriots and We" song from 1985.
That is horrible. It's like the architects built them a great ballpark and then the interior decorators came in on crack and ruined it. Lime green walls, orange dugout walls topped off with this crazy, old-fashioned pinwheel HR display. :?:

Rocky Soprano
04-06-2012, 09:10 AM
That thing is hideous!
The song is so bad its funny.

I swear that thing looks like it belongs in a Vegas casino.

doublem23
04-06-2012, 09:15 AM
That theme song might be worse than the sculpture itself.

I can't believe it's 2 1/2 minutes long.

:o:

Viva Medias B's
04-06-2012, 09:22 AM
I think the tanks are awesome...however, that home run disaster is REALLY bad...and that fight song...WOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0H9VthNLh8&feature=related

Remember, this is Miami, and the ballpark is located in Little Havana which is the heart of Miami's Cuban community. This may not be my cup of tea, but I'm hardly one to criticize the Marlins for it given how we dumped "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" for whatever crap we play when one of our own players hits a home run at USCF.

SephClone89
04-06-2012, 10:00 AM
Remember, this is Miami, and the ballpark is located in Little Havana which is the heart of Miami's Cuban community. This may not be my cup of tea, but I'm hardly one to criticize the Marlins for it given how we dumped "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" for whatever crap we play when one of our own players hits a home run at USCF.

Pretty damn sure we still play Na Na Hey Hey for homers...

cws05champ
04-06-2012, 10:12 AM
Remember, this is Miami, and the ballpark is located in Little Havana which is the heart of Miami's Cuban community. This may not be my cup of tea, but I'm hardly one to criticize the Marlins for it given how we dumped "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" for whatever crap we play when one of our own players hits a home run at USCF.
I live down here, and half my family and friends are Latino. They even think this is bad....both the statue(if you can call it that since it moves) and the song. Sounds like an 80's remix. The Dolphins also have a God awful song they play when they score that is a cheesy song from the early 70's.

Maybe it's like some Mexican comedy shows that are funny in their culture but really dumb here? :scratch:

Viva Medias B's
04-06-2012, 03:13 PM
I live down here, and half my family and friends are Latino. They even think this is bad....both the statue(if you can call it that since it moves) and the song. Sounds like an 80's remix. The Dolphins also have a God awful song they play when they score that is a cheesy song from the early 70's.

Maybe it's like some Mexican comedy shows that are funny in their culture but really dumb here? :scratch:

This?

4BHVP3Ltia8

Of course, this was a copy from this.

TvWn_yGaA-Y

IIRC, the guy first wrote the song for the Oilers but got mad at Bud Adams who evidently lowballed him. So he wrote the song for the Dolphins. Grobber33 would know this for sure.

kjhanson
04-10-2012, 11:31 AM
Here are two of the pictures we took from the stadium on opening day:

http://rateyourseats.com/imagehost/fishtank.jpg

http://rateyourseats.com/imagehost/hawkdj.jpg

Frontman
04-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Pretty damn sure we still play Na Na Hey Hey for homers...

Last few games I've been at, its been Hey Hey Hey.

SoxandtheCityTee
04-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Hey, I own that Hawk & DJ bobblehead! One of my faves.