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Friday, January 08, 2010

Baseball Picture of the Day: Guitar Scoreboard

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Today’s image is from Nashville, home of the most awesome scoreboard in the land.

Behold! The Nashville Sounds’ GUITAR SCOREBOARD! It’s… shaped like a guitar.

Yeah.

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Gamingboy Posted: January 08, 2010 at 02:42 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Willie Mayspedester Posted: January 08, 2010 at 05:26 PM (#3431834)
This must have the highest ad to scoreboard ratio I've ever seen.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: January 08, 2010 at 05:34 PM (#3431837)
You never saw Silver Stadium, huh? Looked like downtown Tokyo.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 08, 2010 at 05:37 PM (#3431842)
The great thing is that they really made use of the guitar shape, putting the linescore there on the neck.
   4. Latnam's first name is Bob Lemon's middle name Posted: January 08, 2010 at 05:39 PM (#3431845)
Greer Stadium's scoreboard is about all it has going for it. I mean, it is a minor league park and all, and the only one I've ever been too, but it feels so run down.

It also hosts the annual Jeff Fisher Celebrity Softball game.

Also, the Sounds' mascot looks like this.
   5. Repoz Posted: January 08, 2010 at 05:55 PM (#3431865)
You mean that scoreboard isn't a tribute to Johnny Guitar Watson for scoring a million run of hits?
   6. winnipegwhip Posted: January 08, 2010 at 06:04 PM (#3431879)
An appropriate photo for the 75th birthday of the King.
   7. A triple short of the cycle Posted: January 08, 2010 at 06:12 PM (#3431894)
The great thing is that they really made use of the guitar shape, putting the linescore there on the neck.

I normally hate billboards, but this is pretty cool. I love those Budweiser tuning keys.
   8. A triple short of the cycle Posted: January 08, 2010 at 06:12 PM (#3431895)
The great thing is that they really made use of the guitar shape, putting the linescore there on the neck.

I normally hate billboards, but this is pretty cool. I love those Budweiser tuning keys.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: January 08, 2010 at 06:13 PM (#3431896)
This must have the highest ad to scoreboard ratio I've ever seen.
You never saw Silver Stadium, huh? Looked like downtown Tokyo.


The ad/scoreboard ratio truly has plummeted since the 90's stadium boom (which Greer was not a part of- it's one of the oldest stadiums in AAA ball). Witness how
New Orleans, Charlotte and Scranton/Wilkes-Berre all have smaller scoreboards but lots of ads (possibly because the scoreboards aren't large enough or have large video boards that could be used for video ads between innings). Silver Stadium had a similar look, only more rickety and quirky looking (the good old days!), since it had opened in the 20s.
   10. dejarouehg Posted: January 08, 2010 at 07:41 PM (#3431996)
Great picture. At least there's some charm to this scoreboard. Yankee Stadium has the huge obnoxious ads in your face..........just one of many reasons it is one of the most over-rated venues in baseball. (Actually, that's my perspective from the seating area; the councourses and exteior are incredible.)
   11. depletion Posted: January 08, 2010 at 11:18 PM (#3432296)
I like the
YOU DUMP IT. YOU DRINK IT.
public service ad. Words to live by.
   12. Unintentionally_Ignorant Posted: January 09, 2010 at 02:32 PM (#3432702)
#4 - I agree, Greer Stadium is run down and needs some major improvements....They need to keep the scoreboard and replace everything else.

#6 - Elvis lived in Memphis, about 200 miles to the west.
   13. bunyon Posted: January 09, 2010 at 02:41 PM (#3432704)
I miss minor league parks that feel like minor league parks. Most of the newer "nicer" minor league venues feel like they're trying to be major league but just aren't. To me, that's sad. Much better to just be who you are. So, DAP > DBAP.
   14. bunyon Posted: January 09, 2010 at 02:42 PM (#3432705)
I should add, that I've been fortunate in Winston-Salem to still have an old, beat up, crappy stadium in which to watch A ball. Not so next year (or so they tell me).
   15. bobm Posted: January 09, 2010 at 02:46 PM (#3432706)
9-Video boards haven't prevented a proliferation of billboards in major league parks. Citi Field is ridiculously packed with ads for construction equipment rental, debt relief, bail bondsmen, etc. :)

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