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beasly213
03-28-2013, 01:08 PM
Scott Merkin has been tweeting some pics.


Finally.. it appears... The PINWHEEL STICKERS ARE GONE!!



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BGdVd3mCIAABpH8.jpg:large





Also, looks like they added retired numbers by the stadium club.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BGdUoEjCEAAr4S8.jpg:large

skobabe8
03-28-2013, 01:12 PM
Excellent changes.

I have always loved the pinwheel history. But the stickers looked awful.

dickallen15
03-28-2013, 01:23 PM
I wonder if this means they are taking the numbers off the wall. Maybe they sold some ads.

soxfan21
03-28-2013, 02:07 PM
Can't wait to see it Monday! :D:

salty99
03-28-2013, 02:19 PM
I wonder if this means they are taking the numbers off the wall. Maybe they sold some ads.

yes someone else tweeted a shot and it looks like the numbers/player images are gone from the wall replaced by a couple ads

skobabe8
03-28-2013, 02:33 PM
yes someone else tweeted a shot and it looks like the numbers/player images are gone from the wall replaced by a couple ads

Really?? Interesting since they just updated them a couple of years ago. I never really loved them, but they were unique.

Foulke You
03-28-2013, 02:46 PM
yes someone else tweeted a shot and it looks like the numbers/player images are gone from the wall replaced by a couple ads
That is disappointing to me. The photo images on the wall were a nod to the team's history and looked nice on TV. The tiny baseball numbers in the corner will likely get lost in the background. I'll reserve judgment until I see them on Monday though.

Tree Hate Me
03-28-2013, 02:51 PM
This may be nitpicking, but I think it would've been nice if the retired numbers were in the same font as the uniform that the player was best known for wearing. These look a little generic to me.

dickallen15
03-28-2013, 02:56 PM
Really?? Interesting since they just updated them a couple of years ago. I never really loved them, but they were unique.
I liked them too, but they don't pay the bills. Those signs on the OF wall are pretty pricey.

amsteel
03-28-2013, 03:03 PM
That is disappointing to me. The photo images on the wall were a nod to the team's history and looked nice on TV. The tiny baseball numbers in the corner will likely get lost in the background. I'll reserve judgment until I see them on Monday though.

$ > history

Red Barchetta
03-28-2013, 03:11 PM
Really?? Interesting since they just updated them a couple of years ago. I never really loved them, but they were unique.

I did too! I thought they looked really nice on TV after they improved on the originals.

Otherwise, nice changes especially removing the stickers. I always thought that the pressbox and middle tier seating areas would look good with a brick facade similar to the brick inside the concourse. It would help break up the lower deck and upper deck areas.

salty99
03-28-2013, 05:41 PM
https://twitter.com/MDGonzales/status/317325104256282625/photo/1

https://twitter.com/espnchijon/status/317316255906418688/photo/1

Harry Potter
03-28-2013, 05:49 PM
https://twitter.com/espnchijon/status/317316255906418688/photo/1

It looks like they finally removed all the old picnic tables from above the BPSB

This video shows some of the new ads in the OF https://vine.co/v/bjwAd0PVTDY

skobabe8
03-28-2013, 06:18 PM
I think the new tables in the BPSB look much better. Those picnic tables were tired and awkward.

And sure enough, the wall murals are gonzo.

Red Barchetta
03-28-2013, 06:24 PM
It looks like they finally removed all the old picnic tables from above the BPSB

This video shows some of the new ads in the OF https://vine.co/v/bjwAd0PVTDY

It still amazes me how much better the renovated ballpark looks compared to the blue seat/pale concrete original.

I like the clean look of the outfield walls.

LoveYourSuit
03-28-2013, 11:09 PM
I'ts amazing the way the sod looks with the miserable cold winter and lack of sun we have had. Kudos to the Sod Father and crew.

My lawn right now looks yellow.

Lamp81
03-29-2013, 01:47 AM
This may be nitpicking, but I think it would've been nice if the retired numbers were in the same font as the uniform that the player was best known for wearing. These look a little generic to me.

If you think those look generic, look back at the retired numbers on the Walls of Comskey Park in the late 80s. That was a bad look.

I do hope the revenue the get from selling ads is major, as I liked the uniqueness of having the players pics on our walls.

Outfield ads don't bother me though. To me it looks like it harkens back to the pics you see from the 30s and 40s where the ads were all over MLB. I always wonder when and why that was fazed out over MLB just to be revived in the 90s.

Bobby Thigpen
03-29-2013, 11:23 AM
I always thought the outfield picture/mural things were kind of awkward and creepy looking. Oh well. Different strokes I guess.

C-Dawg
03-29-2013, 01:09 PM
Scott Merkin has been tweeting some pics.

Finally.. it appears... The PINWHEEL STICKERS ARE GONE!!


Either that or they finally just bleached themselves to the point they just sort of flaked off of the facade.

thomas35forever
03-29-2013, 01:27 PM
Hate to see the outfield murals gone, but if it pumps more revenue into the team with ads, I'm all for it. Still, I loved seeing those.

FielderJones
03-29-2013, 01:28 PM
Outfield ads don't bother me though. To me it looks like it harkens back to the pics you see from the 30s and 40s where the ads were all over MLB.

30s & 40s? The Cubune was advertising at Cubs Park during their (and our) first World Series.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/West_Side_Park_1906_World_Series.JPG

soltrain21
03-29-2013, 01:58 PM
I'm glad the outfield murals are gone. Was never a big fan of them.

Red Barchetta
03-30-2013, 12:32 PM
It's hard to believe that The Cell is now the 9th oldest ballpark in the league and that two-thirds of the teams have newer ballparks. I remember when Comiskey II was the new kid on the block.

Brian26
03-30-2013, 01:53 PM
I'ts amazing the way the sod looks with the miserable cold winter and lack of sun we have had. Kudos to the Sod Father and crew.

My lawn right now looks yellow.

I finally learned how Bossard does this. He mentioned it in an article a couple of weeks ago. He turns on the sprinklers (because the city water is actually warmer than the ground in late March) and then coats the entire outfield with a thin layer of activated charcoal. After this, he puts tarps over the grass. All three of these things help heat up the ground and bring the dormant grass back to life.

LoveYourSuit
03-30-2013, 10:40 PM
It's hard to believe that The Cell is now the 9th oldest ballpark in the league and that two-thirds of the teams have newer ballparks. I remember when Comiskey II was the new kid on the block.

With all the extensive changes the Cell has gone thru over the years, the stadium does not show its age.

DSpivack
03-30-2013, 11:49 PM
With all the extensive changes the Cell has gone thru over the years, the stadium does not show its age.

That, and 22 ain't that old!