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DrCrawdad
06-12-2003, 01:26 PM
One change to The Cell that Id like to see make, but wont ever be done.

In a tip of the hat to old Comiskey Park make the CF wall similar to Old Comiskey. How? Remove the existing CF wall and remove the two low level shedlike structures that are there now.
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/4images/data/media/3/DSC00429.jpg

What youd have would look similar to this...
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/4images/data/media/2/Chet_Tony.jpg

Hangar18
06-12-2003, 01:47 PM
Heres an EASY and quick one. PUT THE DAMN PADS
BACK BETWEEN THE Bleachers and the Outfield Walls.
It always Looked HORRIBLE before, Looked good when
they "fixed" it, Now Looks bad again. It looks awful
out there, like that. Fans Separated from the Field Like that.

dllrbll7
06-12-2003, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
Heres an EASY and quick one. PUT THE DAMN PADS
BACK BETWEEN THE Bleachers and the Outfield Walls.
It always Looked HORRIBLE before, Looked good when
they "fixed" it, Now Looks bad again. It looks awful
out there, like that. Fans Separated from the Field Like that.

Arent the pads there? that pic i think was while it was all still underconstruction so the pads were gone. they could have removed them though to prevent people from climbing over the wall but i will find out tonight

Hangar18
06-12-2003, 02:00 PM
Yes, they were up Opening Day, but they took them down
in the Errant Thought that it will PREVENT fans from running
on the Field. FUNNY how other parks dont have that problem.
Seats come right up the Field and looks warmer and more
intimate. at the Cell, The Wall that separates everyone
makes it Even Colder, Impersonal. and even More STERILE.
Put the dang things back up and stop being so darn Reactive
White Sox.

dickallen15
06-12-2003, 02:17 PM
Also put the runs hits and errors totals of the teams on more than just the lf scoreboard. Are they going to be putting the retired numbers back up ?

Hangar18
06-12-2003, 02:22 PM
make the SCOREBOARD Look and Feel like the old one from the Old Park....and put Aircraft Lights on the Scoreboard, so when
it Lights up...IT LIGHTS UP. Give the fans a show......Sure,
many teams have COPIED things the Sox came up with, Lets
Make the SCOREBOARD THING OURS. We were the 1st with
an "exploding" scoreboard (thanks to Veeck) Lets be the BEST.

Hangar18
06-12-2003, 02:28 PM
AND take those UNSIGHTLY, AWFUL Billboards Down.
THEYRE TOO DAMN BIG. WHose idea was it to make those
Giant Monstrosities Anyway. That person needs a Caning
right on the Fan Deck in Center Field. Utterly ridiculous
how those Billboards (the color Schemes ALSO make no attempt
to blend into the rest of the Stadiums surroundings, making
it look Even More GARISH) Just BLAST THEIR MESSAGE right
at you. I purposely Dont SHOP at OLDNAVY because of that.
I also WONT BUY A CHEVY either Nor Do my banking at 5/3.
Hey White Sox: DO SOME WORK, and be a bit more Creative
with the Signage. You sure got us Excited about the
"Ribbon Board" didnt you? all those things are is 3 hrs of
Advertisements. Those Signs are as Subtle as a Bat
thru your Windshield......

MarkEdward
06-12-2003, 03:10 PM
Does anybody know where the higher-ups are planning to put the retired numbers?

ChiWhiteSox1337
06-12-2003, 03:35 PM
yeah, that board is annoying. espcially the best kosher ad, it's so bright it lights up the whole stadium >_<

xil357
06-12-2003, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
make the SCOREBOARD Look and Feel like the old one from the Old Park....and put Aircraft Lights on the Scoreboard, so when
it Lights up...IT LIGHTS UP. Give the fans a show......Sure,
many teams have COPIED things the Sox came up with, Lets
Make the SCOREBOARD THING OURS. We were the 1st with
an "exploding" scoreboard (thanks to Veeck) Lets be the BEST.

How about lasers that shine into the sky when the Sox hit a homer in addition to the fireworks? They could double as idiot cannons to toast anyone who runs on the field (talk about lighting a fire under your arse!) Then you don't need the "moat" to separate the fans from the wall.

For sound effects they need either an air raid siren (to commemmorate the time when the Chicago Fire Commissioner sounded the city's air raid sirens when the Sox clinched the pennant in 1959), a train horn or the kind of horn they have at hockey games when the home team scores a goal. Or, they could play the Darth Vader / dark side of the Force theme from Star Wars.

Oh yeah, and paint the seats dark green instead of Cubs blue.

Or, forget all this and use holographic technology to project a 3D image of Reinsdorf chomping on a cigar and telling fans "It's all your fault," when a Sox pitcher serves up a homer, a Sox fielder commits an error or a Sox batter strikes out looking or hits into a double play. This will loop seven times when the Sox lose.

ewokpelts
06-14-2003, 11:54 AM
..they could always build a new stadium...at the taxpayer's expense
GENE

Hangar18
06-14-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
..they could always build a new stadium...at the taxpayer's expense
GENE

YES. why dont they do that. Start Over. Put it somewhere
by Roosevelt Road and Halsted. Or go east a bit. theres a lot of room that way......

DrCrawdad
06-14-2003, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
YES. why dont they do that. Start Over. Put it somewhere
by Roosevelt Road and Halsted. Or go east a bit. theres a lot of room that way......

If you're going to build a new park, put it on the site of old Meigs Field.

whitesoxwilkes
06-14-2003, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
YES. why dont they do that. Start Over. Put it somewhere
by Roosevelt Road and Halsted. Or go east a bit. theres a lot of room that way......

Yes! The closer to my house the better!

ewokpelts
06-15-2003, 01:12 AM
...they could put it next to the toilet bowl...i mean Soldier Field

39thandWallace
06-15-2003, 02:14 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
make the SCOREBOARD Look and Feel like the old one from the Old Park....and put Aircraft Lights on the Scoreboard, so when
it Lights up...IT LIGHTS UP. Give the fans a show......Sure,
many teams have COPIED things the Sox came up with, Lets
Make the SCOREBOARD THING OURS. We were the 1st with
an "exploding" scoreboard (thanks to Veeck) Lets be the BEST.

How about a upper deck in the outfield?

Hangar18
06-16-2003, 07:55 AM
Take those Horrible looking things Down effective IMMEDIATELY.
Anything that looks like it belongs on the Kennedy Expy
doesnt belong in a ballpark. Who the hell thought of those
things? I know the architect didnt come up with that. I want
the person whose idea that was to OWN UP TO IT NOW.

StillMissOzzie
06-17-2003, 02:15 AM
Not only would I like to see the billboards GONE, how about if they added outfield upper decks? They'd actually be decent seats, not like the Alps in the current upper deck. Maybe they could do that while they revamp the current upper deck.

Yeah, I know I'm dreaming...
:gulp: