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Hangar18
09-15-2003, 09:44 AM
Those billboards in the outfield are Gargantuan, Ugly and Completely out of place at the Cell. Ive said it many times before, they are eyesores, and why cant they do anything more CREATIVE with them. Well, during Thursdays Game, Valentin and Robby Alomar admitted theyve had trouble seeing the ball off that ad, and thursday finally came to haunt them, as a relay throw from the Outfield was missed, and kicked around allowing the DECIDING runs to score and we Lost an Important Game.
Do you think SOX Mgmt will Heed this Obvious Sign from the Baseball Gods regarding Garish Architecture? General rule of thumb when it comes to Baseball Stadium design.

Rule # 159: If it looks like it belongs on the side of the Kennedy Expy, it DOESNT belong in a baseball stadium

cheeses_h_rice
09-15-2003, 10:07 AM
Those huge outfield ads probably bring in $5 million a year or so, though.

:reinsy

And Hangar, you're nuts if you think I'm turning down $5 million just because we make a few extra errors out there!

Brian26
09-15-2003, 10:28 AM
Hangar,

Get off the ads already. Geez. Take a look at frickin' Fenway Park someday. Between the GIANT BUDWEISER sign and the JOHN HANCOCK sign and the thousand other signs around the outfield wall and above the bleachers, it looks no different than the Cell.

Hangar18
09-15-2003, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
Hangar,

Get off the ads already. Geez. Take a look at frickin' Fenway Park someday. Between the GIANT BUDWEISER sign and the JOHN HANCOCK sign and the thousand other signs around the outfield wall and above the bleachers, it looks no different than the Cell.

Okay.......Glad you brought that up. Which stadium do the ads look like they Belong in more? That is, which ads are more in sync with their Surroundings? and before anyone says "what about that giant Green Coke bottle in LF at PacBell? Its 3 times the size of our billboards" yes, but its Creative

Hangar18
09-15-2003, 10:46 AM
another thing, I didnt bring this up because of How Horrible the ads look in relation to the outfield and the concourse, but in how THE ADS INTERFERED with a Players Sightline. Question is, Should the Sox do something different with those ads?
Some C-R-E-A-T-I-V-E ??

ewokpelts
09-15-2003, 10:47 AM
ads are ads...they've always beena part of the game....some people forget that the green monster was a MASSIVE billboard at one point or another...old comiskey had it's share of ugly billboards as well...and remember.....even stadium names are ads.....
Gene

Brian26
09-15-2003, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
another thing, I didnt bring this up because of How Horrible the ads look in relation to the outfield and the concourse, but in how THE ADS INTERFERED with a Players Sightline. Question is, Should the Sox do something different with those ads?
Some C-R-E-A-T-I-V-E ??

Wasn't trying to give you crap, Hangar. I was noticing, as I look at my screensaver here, that the Viagra ad is actually all white. Maybe they should at least change that so the background is dark blue or something and the letters are white. Would ease the chance of losing a relay throw again.

Fenway does have the coke bottle in left field too.

chisox06
09-15-2003, 02:59 PM
I'll look at ads ALL DAY because they do one important thing. They keep all other prices down (tickets, parking, concession you name it). As for the ads interfering with the play, I think the sox are conscious of this. Remember the Miller Light sign in center field before the fan deck, the white of the ball was getting mixed up in the sign throwing off the hitters, well the fan deck is there now and that problem is gone. and if there are little things about the park ( such as ads, lights, etc) That interfere with your line of sight I say the more the better, because the opposing team has to deal with it too, the only difference is that there unfamiliar with it and are much more liable to make a mistake. Im sure the Twins love the fact that the ceiling in that crap hole is painted white, because there used to it and they can watch the errors pile up when opposing players cant pick it up.

steff
09-15-2003, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
Those billboards in the outfield are Gargantuan, Ugly and Completely out of place at the Cell. Ive said it many times before, they are eyesores, and why cant they do anything more CREATIVE with them. Well, during Thursdays Game, Valentin and Robby Alomar admitted theyve had trouble seeing the ball off that ad, and thursday finally came to haunt them, as a relay throw from the Outfield was missed, and kicked around allowing the DECIDING runs to score and we Lost an Important Game.
Do you think SOX Mgmt will Heed this Obvious Sign from the Baseball Gods regarding Garish Architecture? General rule of thumb when it comes to Baseball Stadium design.

Rule # 159: If it looks like it belongs on the side of the Kennedy Expy, it DOESNT belong in a baseball stadium


Oh Henry.... :whiner: :whiner: :whiner:


:D:

harwar
09-15-2003, 06:21 PM
I don't like the boards at the the park but what really bugs me are those digital billboards that take up a large part of the screen behind homeplate.Out of the corner of your eye you've got fox advertising some stupid show while we watch the World series.

Hangar18
09-15-2003, 10:03 PM
Hey...it just occured to me. PacBell and Fenway have giant green coke bottles in their outfields right? How about, instead of the Giant Garish Billboard that looks like it was plucked off Belmont Ave and the Kennedy Expy, why dont the Sox put a Giant Blue Diamond shaped Pill in the outfield? So it looks like a Giant Viagra Pill ? or is that too off the wall ?

TornLabrum
09-15-2003, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
Hangar,

Get off the ads already. Geez. Take a look at frickin' Fenway Park someday. Between the GIANT BUDWEISER sign and the JOHN HANCOCK sign and the thousand other signs around the outfield wall and above the bleachers, it looks no different than the Cell.

And Fenway is a lot better when it was. Before the Green Monster was the Green Monster, it was filled with ads.

TornLabrum
09-15-2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
ads are ads...they've always beena part of the game....some people forget that the green monster was a MASSIVE billboard at one point or another...old comiskey had it's share of ugly billboards as well...and remember.....even stadium names are ads.....
Gene

Oops! Should've read ahead.

ewokpelts
09-16-2003, 11:04 AM
the sox should reconfigure those billboards so that after the game, or when the sox aint playin, the billboards can be rotated to face the Dan Ryan...that way, jeyy can make more money off the ads..and mebbe he can appease hanger and keep them facing the ryan all the time...and the space that did face the ryan? mebbe we can put a giant blue pill there....
Gene