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Karl Ravech on Twitter: There is no conversation worth having ...

What, he doesn’t care about the children in the bleachers?

Jim Furtado Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:35 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:42 PM (#5537009)
Anyone who starts from the position of "it's not worth thinking about, just do it" is someone whose opinion doesn't matter to me.
   2. Rickey! the first of his name Posted: September 22, 2017 at 04:09 PM (#5537026)
From what I can tell the argument against foul line netting is "but me sight lines!" As if people haven't been watching baseball easily and without issue through that same netting for centuries. Hell, they pay premium for those seats.
   3. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:08 PM (#5537058)
No admissions under 12 without hardhat and bubble wrap.
   4. Dan Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:11 PM (#5537061)
If they really cared about the fans they'd get rid of the seats at the park and put them all in an air-conditioned, HIPA filtered theater next door showing the game on a 3D projection screen. Anything less is negligence.
   5. bfan Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:17 PM (#5537063)
If they really cared about the fans they'd get rid of the seats at the park and put them all in an air-conditioned, HIPA filtered theater next door showing the game on a 3D projection screen


We'll get there, soon enough.
   6. Perry Posted: September 22, 2017 at 06:01 PM (#5537078)
If they really cared about the fans they'd get rid of the seats at the park and put them all in an air-conditioned, HIPA filtered theater next door showing the game on a 3D projection screen. Anything less is negligence.


Wait, I thought that's what the Rangers were doing.
   7. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: September 22, 2017 at 06:46 PM (#5537089)
Wait, I thought that's what the Rangers were doing.
BDC would consider it.
   8. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 22, 2017 at 06:51 PM (#5537091)
put them all in an air-conditioned, HIPA filtered theater next door showing the game on a 3D projection screen


If they could do it in a virtual reality environment, where I could sit at home but still roam the outfield/infield and watch plays like that (or stand in the batters box with the hitter), I'd pay good money for that sort of thing.
   9. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 22, 2017 at 06:55 PM (#5537093)
If they really cared about the fans they'd get rid of the seats at the park and put them all in an air-conditioned, HIPA filtered theater next door showing the game on a 3D projection screen. Anything less is negligence.

The only game I ever saw in a dome was in the Astrodome. It was Houston in July, so I was very appreciative of the air conditioning, though the crowd was small enough that I felt like I was watching a game being played at the mall food court.
   10. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 22, 2017 at 06:55 PM (#5537094)
If they could do it in a virtual reality environment, where I could sit at home but still roam the outfield/infield and watch plays like that (or stand in the batters box with the hitter), I'd pay good money for that sort of thing.

Standing in the box sounds terrifying. I think I would flinch at every pitch coming at me at 95 MPH, even if it was a foot outside.
   11. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: September 22, 2017 at 07:20 PM (#5537104)
If they could do it in a virtual reality environment, where I could sit at home but still roam the outfield/infield and watch plays like that (or stand in the batters box with the hitter), I'd pay good money for that sort of thing.

The Red Sox had a 4 game series a few weeks ago, where they had a bunch of VR cameras placed around Fenway, and you could watch from home if you had the right VR headset. No walking around the place obviously, but you could switch to the spot of any of the cameras, and look around like you were actually there. Looked pretty cool.
   12. Wahoo Sam Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:27 PM (#5537190)
Bravo to #1.

Always be wary of people who come to debate an issue saying "There shouldn't be a debate about this."
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 23, 2017 at 02:14 AM (#5537251)
That goes without question.
   14. devo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:45 AM (#5537263)
Hey, can Jim please not post articles again, like, ever? His insufferably smug accompanying comments make me not want to come to this site at all.
   15. You're a clown, RMc! I'm tired of it! Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:22 PM (#5537532)
Always be wary of people who come to debate an issue saying "There shouldn't be a debate about this."

That goes without question.


Well, obviously.
   16. Meatwad Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:21 AM (#5537618)
Devo I think you missed the sarcasim.
   17. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: September 24, 2017 at 06:29 AM (#5537622)
I agree with Ravech; the conversation isn't worth having. His position is too stupid.
   18. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:26 PM (#5537681)
Every fan should be given a small child as a shield against line drives.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:03 PM (#5537715)
If they could do it in a virtual reality environment, where I could sit at home but still roam the outfield/infield and watch plays like that (or stand in the batters box with the hitter), I'd pay good money for that sort of thing.


It would not surprise me in the least to see that within the next 50 years. I'm pretty comfortable thinking that within the next 15 years, choose your announcer will become the norm(meaning that there will be licensing fees paid by podcasters to do live play by play for a game they are watching and that people can choose the broadcast team they want)
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:44 PM (#5537730)
From what I can tell the argument against foul line netting is "but me sight lines!" As if people haven't been watching baseball easily and without issue through that same netting for centuries. Hell, they pay premium for those seats.

Actually, most people don't like watching through a net. Have you ever sat behind one? It's incredibly distracting.

I don't understand why this is an issue? If you think those seats are too dangerous, sit somewhere else.

80% of the seats in every stadium don't have this risk.

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