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Old 04-16-2012, 06:53 PM
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Update on the fireworks: the big boomers will be back.

I found it difficult to believe that the Sox would drop the big fireworks after all these years based on a lone complaint. I wrote to Brooks Boyer and asked about it. He replied that there was no complaint, but rather that the quieter display was the suggestion of their fireworks vendor, who thought the ones they used would look better in the daytime. Brooks said they tried it, didn't like it, and that they're going back to the noisemakers.

Major kudos to Brooks for his responsiveness. He's a pro.

Winning games is the most important thing, but the fireworks have been a part of us for 50 years and I'm glad to know that they're not going away.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:58 PM
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Update on the fireworks: the big boomers will be back.

I found it difficult to believe that the Sox would drop the big fireworks after all these years based on a lone complaint. I wrote to Brooks Boyer and asked about it. He replied that there was no complaint, but rather that the quieter display was the suggestion of their fireworks vendor, who thought the ones they used would look better in the daytime. Brooks said they tried it, didn't like it, and that they're going back to the noisemakers.

Major kudos to Brooks for his responsiveness. He's a pro.

Winning games is the most important thing, but the fireworks have been a part of us for 50 years and I'm glad to know that they're not going away.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:07 PM
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Update on the fireworks: the big boomers will be back.

I found it difficult to believe that the Sox would drop the big fireworks after all these years based on a lone complaint. I wrote to Brooks Boyer and asked about it. He replied that there was no complaint, but rather that the quieter display was the suggestion of their fireworks vendor, who thought the ones they used would look better in the daytime. Brooks said they tried it, didn't like it, and that they're going back to the noisemakers.

Major kudos to Brooks for his responsiveness. He's a pro.

Winning games is the most important thing, but the fireworks have been a part of us for 50 years and I'm glad to know that they're not going away.
Awesome news!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:08 PM
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I think that Na Na Hey Hey tradition was originally for opposing pitcher leaving the game during an inning. I think they added it to HR's and I never remember it after games. So I feel like they ae getting back to tradition there.

However, something that is new at the park is that there is much less participation in singing Na Na Hey Hey - like people aren't aware of it. Bummer.
When it started in '77, it was for the opposing pitcher. Especially in '78 it was used for big homers, then as a rally song and also was played after the end of wins, especially exciting wins.

Sadly, Nancy leaving and the use of precanned DJ audio has lessened the impact of this Sox tradition, that has spread all over the world.

Maybe someday it will come back to it's former prominence on the South Side.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:06 PM
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Update on the fireworks: the big boomers will be back.

I wrote to Brooks Boyer and asked about it.

Winning games is the most important thing, but the fireworks have been a part of us for 50 years and I'm glad to know that they're not going away.
Thanks for getting the lowdown!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:56 PM
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Update on the fireworks: the big boomers will be back.

I found it difficult to believe that the Sox would drop the big fireworks after all these years based on a lone complaint. I wrote to Brooks Boyer and asked about it. He replied that there was no complaint, but rather that the quieter display was the suggestion of their fireworks vendor, who thought the ones they used would look better in the daytime. Brooks said they tried it, didn't like it, and that they're going back to the noisemakers.

Major kudos to Brooks for his responsiveness. He's a pro.

Winning games is the most important thing, but the fireworks have been a part of us for 50 years and I'm glad to know that they're not going away.
Great News! Thanks for the update.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:41 PM
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I really noticed the lack of aerial bombs during AJ's homer tonight, its not the same without them. I'm glad they are bringing them back.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:19 AM
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Update on the fireworks: the big boomers will be back.

I found it difficult to believe that the Sox would drop the big fireworks after all these years based on a lone complaint. I wrote to Brooks Boyer and asked about it. He replied that there was no complaint, but rather that the quieter display was the suggestion of their fireworks vendor, who thought the ones they used would look better in the daytime. Brooks said they tried it, didn't like it, and that they're going back to the noisemakers.

Major kudos to Brooks for his responsiveness. He's a pro.

Winning games is the most important thing, but the fireworks have been a part of us for 50 years and I'm glad to know that they're not going away.
I was at the game tonight and there were zero mortars. Just the colorful rockets if that's what you call them. The pre-game fireworks and the homerun fireworks.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:56 AM
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I was at the game tonight and there were zero mortars. Just the colorful rockets if that's what you call them. The pre-game fireworks and the homerun fireworks.
Brooks said they'll be back at the next homestand. I assume the board is equipped (reloaded?) as part of the ballpark's maintenance on the off days.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:12 AM
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Good news re the fireworks. Couldn't even hear the pre-gamers go off on Sunday (when they announce the players) and I was IN the park.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:35 AM
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Glad the mortars will be returning. Now on to getting those pinwheels fixed...
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:31 PM
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Pretty quiet again tonight at the start of the game. Let's hope this is fixed by the next homestand.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:12 PM
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Went to my first game of the year today (Apr. 19).

Is it just me, or did they eliminate that 20-minute announcement about how to get every section in the park out in case of emergency? That thing was so long and monotonous, it was putting people to sleep.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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Went to my first game of the year today (Apr. 19).

Is it just me, or did they eliminate that 20-minute announcement about how to get every section in the park out in case of emergency? That thing was so long and monotonous, it was putting people to sleep.
They played the Emergency Evacuation video on Opening Day.
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