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Posted: 7/18/2014 8:38 AM
Posted: 7/18/2014 10:28 AM
We match up even worse against Oakland in Oakland. The Orioles live and die by the home run. And this is a hard place to hit home runs. The Orioles are going to have to learn to capitalize on doubles to those 367 distances in the power allys. So far this year that's been a major shortcoming. They'll hit one, but can't follow up with a second to drive in the runner. Not getting swept here is an accomplishment. Worry about facing them in the playoffs is a worry for a later day.
Posted: 7/18/2014 10:33 AM
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Posted: 7/18/2014 11:51 AM
DiscoJamal wrote: It is a horrible stadium, and if memory serves they a huge amount of foul ground too.and they're choosing to stay theretoo.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 11:54 AM
Posted: 7/18/2014 11:58 AM
Skipjacks wrote: DiscoJamal wrote: It is a horrible stadium, and if memory serves they a huge amount of foul ground too.and they're choosing to stay theretoo.There is a huge amount of foul ground. Most of the multipurpose stadiums that were used in the 70's, 80's and 90's where the football field was place using one of the foul lines as the sideline, so the endzone would be from 3rd base to home plate on one end, and out in left field at the other end. Here's an example from Miamihttp://blogs.westword.com/late...ball%20dirt.jpgIn Oakland though the football field runs across the baseball field so that the end zones are almost all in foul territory. To fit the football field this way the foul ground in baseball has to be huge. Here's a picture. http://static6.businessinsider...co-coliseum.jpgIn other words...the Oakland stadium is poorly thought out and even more poorly executed. It's a bad football stadium because the 'good seats' at mid field in the upper deck on one side of the stadium are 200 feet back from the field. Same for the end zones. It's a horrible baseball stadium for many many reasons. All in all it's a dump that has far outlived it's usefulness. (From what I understand you won't find too many people in Oakland who will argue with me about this)And here's a fun piece of trivia, since the Marlins moved to their own place a few years ago, Oakland is not the only duel purpose stadium left that hosts both the NFL and MLB. Totally unrelated but fun...Another piece of fun trivia along those lines of "things that are now rare that never should have happened in the first place" is that there are only 2 artificial surfaces left in major league baseball. Both are in the American League East. Toronto and Tampa are the only two astro turf fields left. Toronot's is the only field left without the all dirt infield. And soon that will be a thing of the past as I am to understand that Toronoto will be installing grass at SkyDome or Rodgers Centre or whatever it's called in 2-3 years.
Posted: 7/18/2014 12:07 PM
insagt1 wrote: you meant to say 'now' the only place with dual purpose....correct?Astroturf...an idea whose time came and went. I remember how many careers were cut short because of the rock hard cement playing surface in Montreal. It was horrible. I can't imagine how players would dive after fly balls with that playing surface. Plus the painted lines infield also sucked in those ballparks...with the little squares of dirt around the bags. Ugh.Oakland, outside of the Raiders, is a poor sports town. always has been.
Posted: 7/18/2014 2:05 PM
Posted: 7/18/2014 2:14 PM
insagt1 wrote: I believe The Ralph in Buffalo has some form of artificial turf...that looks just like the real thing...except its way to green!!
Posted: 7/18/2014 10:32 PM
Posted: 7/18/2014 10:34 PM
so Davis gets thrown out at 2nd...and Hardy follows it up with what would have been an RBI single. Then the fans really let Manny have it when he came up. Pretty much booing for most of the AB. All kinds of signs; Manny Injury Report: HURT FEELINGS. And pictures of him with tape over his mouth.should be a fun series.O's miss out on a nice scoring chance in the 2nd.
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