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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Rays considering tinting roof to track fly balls

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are exploring the possibility of using blue lights to tint the roof of Tropicana Field in hopes of giving the domed the stadium a different look as well as making it easier for players to track flyballs during games.

The lights are part of a new LED lighting system installed throughout the team’s home park. Plans to use them this year are pending approval by Major League Baseball, which is not expected to make a decision before the Rays open the season Thursday against the Houston Astros.

The club began testing the blue lights after breaking spring training camp in Port Charlotte this week, with players offering mixed reviews about how effective they might be in helping them track fly balls.

What, not lime green?

 

QLE Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 28, 2019 at 03:25 PM (#5826319)
The Tampa Bay Rays are exploring the possibility of using blue lights to tint the roof of Tropicana Field . . .

The Rays should think big here. Put a mural up there - baseball’s version of the Sistine Chapel.
   2. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 28, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5826330)
Why on earth would the Rays do this? In theory this should be a substantial home field advantage for them.
   3. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: March 28, 2019 at 04:57 PM (#5826391)
They should add more catwalks.

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