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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I'm terrified they've ruined it. I loved how sh-tty it was.

    Put it this way: I prefer Shea to Citi.
    Good God, what?!

    At least Fenway has character, which is why I can understand people still love it even though it is waaaay past it's sell by date.

    But Shea never had character. Ever. It was just another one of those horrible, horrid, pathetic, putrid cookie-cutter multi-purpose stadiums that blighted the sports architecture landscape of the 70s which needed to be replaced the day it opened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Good God, what?!

    At least Fenway has character, which is why I can understand people still love it even though it is waaaay past it's sell by date.

    But Shea never had character. Ever. It was just another one of those horrible, horrid, pathetic, putrid cookie-cutter multi-purpose stadiums that blighted the sports architecture landscape of the 70s which needed to be replaced the day it opened.
    My very point. Although Shea lacked any individuality I still prefer it to the forced faux-nostalgic Citi. What the Disney parks are doing is faking character by prefabbing it. It's not real; it's just the apotheosis of marketing. It's faked nostalgia. There was a reason to have parks built in such weird shapes in the early 20th century -- they were jamming them into rectangular city blocks. Now it's just using that as a cheap motif to call up a certain (again, fake) emotional response.

    It's the difference between this:




    and this:





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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Good God, what?!

    At least Fenway has character, which is why I can understand people still love it even though it is waaaay past it's sell by date.

    But Shea never had character. Ever. It was just another one of those horrible, horrid, pathetic, putrid cookie-cutter multi-purpose stadiums that blighted the sports architecture landscape of the 70s which needed to be replaced the day it opened.
    I used to like that big scrap metal place across the street from the parking lot at Shea. Nothing screamed out "ambiance" quite like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I used to like that big scrap metal place across the street from the parking lot at Shea. Nothing screamed out "ambiance" quite like that.
    A lot of that stuff is still there -- there's a murderer's row (literally) of Mexican and mob auto body shops. Bulldozing it was part of a whole other Wilpon land grab that's been stuck in local government bribery hell for a decade.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    My very point. Although Shea lacked any individuality I still prefer it to the forced faux-nostalgic Citi. What the Disney parks are doing is faking character by prefabbing it. It's not real; it's just the apotheosis of marketing. It's faked nostalgia. There was a reason to have parks built in such weird shapes in the early 20th century -- they were jamming them into rectangular city blocks. Now it's just using that as a cheap motif to call up a certain (again, fake) emotional response.
    Oh, I got why you don't like Citi even before you explained it. But that doesn't mean you can't hate Shea also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Oh, I got why you don't like Citi even before you explained it. But that doesn't mean you can't hate Shea also.
    I didn't like Shea.

    I hate Citi.
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    Twins bullpen meltdown in progress. Hildenberger has sucked 3 times in a row. Maybe stop running him out there.
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    If you're scoring at home it turns out the Mets offensive ineptitude is stronger kung fu than the Natinals bullpen incompetence, but only by the slimmest possible margin.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I didn't like Shea.

    I hate Citi.
    Fair enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I didn't like Shea.

    I hate Citi.
    We lived in North Jersey and Dad's office had season tickets to the Yankees, so most of my youth MLB experience was at YS 1.0. Shea was nice, but compared to the original Yankee Stadium, there is no comparison.

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    I should probably waddle up to Wrigley at some point and see what the Rickets' makeover has done there... Like others have said, people love the nostalgia but holy crap was that place a Sh*t hole of a stadium 5 years ago....
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    I should probably waddle up to Wrigley at some point and see what the Rickets' makeover has done there... Like others have said, people love the nostalgia but holy crap was that place a Sh*t hole of a stadium 5 years ago....
    I kinda look at arenas/stadiums like bars. Do you want one with all the bells and whistles and the cool kids? Or do you want one that is kinda run down, only the townies go there, and you can soak up nostalgia like no tomorrow? Sometimes it's the former, sometimes it's the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I kinda look at arenas/stadiums like bars. Do you want one with all the bells and whistles and the cool kids? Or do you want one that is kinda run down, only the townies go there, and you can soak up nostalgia like no tomorrow? Sometimes it's the former, sometimes it's the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Fenway got immeasurably better when John Henry bought the team and fixed it up.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    I should probably waddle up to Wrigley at some point and see what the Rickets' makeover has done there... Like others have said, people love the nostalgia but holy crap was that place a Sh*t hole of a stadium 5 years ago....
    Wrigley was a fun trip. Bathrooms are ok. We were never in the outfield though. It’s definitely worth a trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Wrigley was a fun trip. Bathrooms are ok. We were never in the outfield though. It’s definitely worth a trip.
    Did you p*ss in a trough though? That's the experience right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Did you p*ss in a trough though? That's the experience right there.
    The Metrodump had troughs (although iirc they were eventually replaced). For a while it seemed normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    The Metrodump had troughs (although iirc they were eventually replaced). For a while it seemed normal.
    Huh. I dont remember them around 90 when I went to a game there. Then again I was eight, so my memories weren't really of where I peed at.


    What I do remember is Kirby Puckett was lazy fielding grounders in pre-game warmups, and would just dig his toe into the turf and pop the ball into the air to catch it with his glove when it rolled onto his foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Did you p*ss in a trough though? That's the experience right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    The Metrodump had troughs (although iirc they were eventually replaced). For a while it seemed normal.
    Even Mariucci had troughs.

    The only time I come across troughs now is the state fair. A few of the old restroom buildings that haven't been updated yet.

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