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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue May 19, 2020 1:21 pm

MLB's murdering of MiLB is the most-destructive thing those bunch of morons have done.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 pm

not only is sports illustrated culturally appropriating my thesis (killing minor league baseball is bad for 'merica) they double down on sharting on the kangaroo by using picture of loco at bcb in curve, pa. savage move by si

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue May 19, 2020 2:01 pm

MLB's murdering of MiLB is the most-destructive thing those bunch of morons have done.
It’s terrible. Minor league baseball is a drop in the bucket expense. The destruction of it is unnecessary and shortsighted.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue May 19, 2020 2:04 pm

MiLB is as American as apple pie and I'll be sad to see any team go, but competitively there's not a reason to have so many teams.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue May 19, 2020 2:08 pm

That's part of why I don't really care about analytics and WAR and all that stuff.

It's a game where a dude hits a ball thrown by another dude for other people's enjoyment.

Get science out of fun.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue May 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Wow i didn't even notice that was BCB at first. Great, great place to see a game on a warm summer evening.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:35 pm

that is an ok picture

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:43 pm

I wish I could have seen some games at old parks like Forbes and Tiger Stadium with the second deck hanging right over the field. Had to have been some awesome seats

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Postby offsides » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:50 pm

My Dad took me to several games there. It was a treat just watching Clemente doing pre-game warm up firing balls to third and home from deep right. Most were perfect one bouncers right on the bag.Throws to first and second were just straight line bullets.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:41 pm

DK is reporting that the Pirates and PNC are “far apart” on naming rights for the stadium. They signed a COVID-19 friendly one year deal, but remain distant on a longer term deal.

Evidently, Heinz Field will be renamed at some point soon.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:51 pm

I'd probably just continue calling it PNC Park. It's weird getting attached to a sponsor as the name but that's what I'm used to. I'd rather it be North Shore Park or something but it is what it is

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:55 pm

Yeah, I’ll never call Bradenton’s stadium anything other than McKechnie Field.

And who the hell actually calls the Sears Tower the Willis Tower? That’s just dumb.

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Postby Faftorial » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:57 pm

Yeah, I’ll never call Bradenton’s stadium anything other than McKechnie Field.

And who the hell actually calls the Sears Tower the Willis Tower? That’s just dumb.
Or whatever the Steel Building is now called.

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Postby King Colby » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:58 pm

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:25 am

DK is reporting that the Pirates and PNC are “far apart” on naming rights for the stadium. They signed a COVID-19 friendly one year deal, but remain distant on a longer term deal.

Evidently, Heinz Field will be renamed at some point soon.
I'm honestly surprised that Heinz Field hasn't already changed names due to Heinz's financial issue, but apparently the 20 year deal they signed was a sweetheart of a below market value local discount ($2.85MM per year while even Buffalo is getting $5MM per year from New Era). I wonder when the new stadium nonsense will start. Both venues are a decade away from the age of Three Rivers when it got blowed up. The Steelers get what the Steelers want but the level of goodwill the Pirates have garnered in this city means they better plan on getting a Forbes Field lifespan out of PNC.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 am

Well unless the fed decides to start funding new stadiums, i dont see where the stillers (or any other team in any city) in the foreseeable future is going to come up with the funds to pay for a stadium

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:27 pm

Both venues are a decade away from the age of Three Rivers when it got blowed up.
Wow, that's hard to believe. PNC Park especially is still considered one of the nicest ballparks in the majors, isn't it? I feel like it could last a long time.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:39 pm

the level of goodwill the Pirates have garnered in this city means they better plan on getting a Forbes Field lifespan out of PNC.
I imagine Bobby Nutting with a countdown clock in his office ending when the 30 year lease expires. He'll move the team to Las Vegas the day the lease is up.

And honestly if that happens, I wouldn't be too upset.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:55 pm

I do wonder if we've seen the last of publicly funded stadiums.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:14 pm

the level of goodwill the Pirates have garnered in this city means they better plan on getting a Forbes Field lifespan out of PNC.
I imagine Bobby Nutting with a countdown clock in his office ending when the 30 year lease expires. He'll move the team to Las Vegas the day the lease is up.

And honestly if that happens, I wouldn't be too upset.
It would cost waaaaaay too much to move the team.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:18 pm

Both venues are a decade away from the age of Three Rivers when it got blowed up.
Wow, that's hard to believe. PNC Park especially is still considered one of the nicest ballparks in the majors, isn't it? I feel like it could last a long time.
It is. The design is hard to top, the view is incredible, and the team sucking means it’s been lightly used in comparison to other ballparks.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:22 pm

It is. The design is hard to top, the view is incredible, and the team sucking means it’s been lightly used in comparison to other ballparks.
:lol:

Oh man, didn't even think about it. The long play.

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Postby offsides » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:44 pm

I do wonder if we've seen the last of publicly funded stadiums.
Would make sense. The money sure could be used in a lot better ways.

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Postby Rocco » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 pm

Well unless the fed decides to start funding new stadiums, i dont see where the stillers (or any other team in any city) in the foreseeable future is going to come up with the funds to pay for a stadium

You underestimate the spinelessness of mayors. No one wants to be the guy/girl responsible for a team leaving town.

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