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Playing on Baseball Diamond...?

Postby tribeofjudah » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:01 pm

Guys, what do you think of NFL games being played on MLB Diamonds?

Is there disadvantage on the dirt portion?
Can they quickly sod it...? I know it costs money
I know it gets muddy during rain.
Must games be played on it...? No other options?

What say you..?
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Postby Deadskins » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:35 am

It used to be a lot more prevalent. It definitely sucks, especially for the visiting team. But, short of building a football only stadium, I don't see them doing anything about it.
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Postby tribeofjudah » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:31 am

Yeah apparently Oaktown either cannot afford to pay for a new stadium (maybe in a few years).......OR they simply refuse to do so....hahaha
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Postby cleg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:22 pm

I like it. Reminds me of when lots of teams did that.
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Postby Countertrey » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:11 pm

RFK comes to mind... I miss the spirit that lived there. So many modern stadia have no soul. If you ever watched a game from the bouncing endzone stands, waiting for Mike Nelms to take a kickoff, you understand.

Yup... they get muddy as hell... players would trip over the sod lines...

Yup... they'd sod them... sometimes it would root... other times, it was just a loose piece of carpet, waiting to cost a running back his footing. It was just part of the game...
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Postby Irn-Bru » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:36 pm

. . . to get concessions you had to walk upstairs both ways . . .
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Postby Deadskins » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:18 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:. . . to get concessions you had to walk upstairs both ways . . .

. . .barefoot, in the snow. . .
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Postby ATX_Skins » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:15 am

Mud I think would play a pretty big issue.
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Postby Countertrey » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:57 pm

ATX_Skins wrote:Mud I think would play a pretty big issue.
not so much if you're barefoot...
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Postby welch » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:09 pm

I think it's tough on the baseball team, also. Football cleats tearing up a field.

As CT reminds us, it used to be routine.

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Postby Bob 0119 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:25 pm

Deadskins wrote:
Irn-Bru wrote:. . . to get concessions you had to walk upstairs both ways . . .

. . .barefoot, in the snow. . .


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