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The Lost Ball Parks: Ebbets Field(You Tube)
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Posted on 07/15/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

Sad, a bygone Era...:-|


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; Sports
KEYWORDS: brooklyndodgers; ebbetsfield
When Baseball was Baseball, BURN IN HELL ROBERT MOSES!!
1 posted on 07/15/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I hear you.

But, Ebbets Field would not have survived too many more years. If O’Malley had his way, he would have built an Astrodome type stadium in downtown Brooklyn.

Its funny how in the 50s and 60s, we saw so many multi use stadiums built. But nowadays, the major trend has been to build old fashioned style ball parks.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“But nowadays, the major trend has been to build old fashioned style ball parks.”

The United States is the only country that knocks down old buildings to build new buildings that look like old buildings


3 posted on 07/15/2014 12:19:56 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

But the Team(Dodgers) would have stayed in Brooklyn. So instead of retaining 1(or maybe 2) teams NYC LOST 2(Dodgers and the Giants followed the Dodgers West).


4 posted on 07/15/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thank you so much for posting this.

My dad use to tell me about seeing the Dodgers back in his hometown of Brooklyn. He loved going to that stadium, and Yankee stadium.

I’ve mentioned to a few people here, that my father’s health is failing and we don’t expect him to be here at Christmas.

So seeing this on a rainy day when I couldn’t visit him today, has me weeping and connecting with him, when he was a younger man, and not a father. I don’t know if that makes sense, I’m just so happy to see this video.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: US Navy Vet

You’re right. Its too bad that New York lost both the Giants and Dodgers. The issue of replacing Ebbets Field caused the loss of both teams.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Cyman

“The United States is the only country that knocks down old buildings to build new buildings that look like old buildings”

Yeah, and the buildings are financed by a combination of taxes and public bonds. The owners demand new stadiums every 35 or 40 years. The bonds that paid for the stadium being demolished haven’t even been retired yet.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 12:34:07 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Cyman
"The United States is the only country that knocks down old buildings to build new buildings that look like old buildings"

That, and baseball, is part of what makes America unique. I will never forget attending games at Tiger Stadium (Briggs Stadium then, but I am dating myself) as a child. That first glimpse of the green grass as you walked up the ramp towards the field was thrilling. Still the greenest grass I have ever seen.

8 posted on 07/15/2014 12:43:25 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“That first glimpse of the green grass as you walked up the ramp towards the field was thrilling. Still the greenest grass I have ever seen.”

Isn’t that amazing. Everybody has that reaction.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 1:07:27 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: US Navy Vet

I have an aisle seat from the Old Gal sitting in my den.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 1:14:24 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The first time I walked into Tiger Stadium was 1968. I thought I had entered a cathedral. It was like walking into another world.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 1:22:12 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: Tallguy

Some cities don’t even go 35,to 40 years before its time for a new stadium. Metrodome lasted 30,years. Kingdome only lasted about 25. Atlanta is replacing both the Georgia $Dome and Turner Field after barely 20,years. Stadiums have a short shelf life apparently nowadays.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Beautiful Fenway Park is 102.

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13 posted on 07/15/2014 1:30:30 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I guess I was extrapolating from old data. I had Philadelphia’s Veterans’ Stadium and Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium in mind. I know that the lifetime of any sports complex is still trending lower.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 1:33:18 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tallguy; SkiKnee
Stop it. You guys are bringing tears to my eyes.

FYI the grass at Comerica is not as green but the team is a lot better.

15 posted on 07/15/2014 1:48:44 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Mears

And Red Sox management has done some upgrades, and is committed to be at Fenway for the foreseeable future. Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are the only major league parks I know which were 100 years old and still in use, and not slated to be replaced anytime soon.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 1:56:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: US Navy Vet
Some Met fans think the new ballpark Citi Field looks too much like Ebbets Field, and thus disrespects the Mets.

Mets owner Fred Wilpon was a big Brooklyn Dodgers fan, which is why he built it like that.

17 posted on 07/15/2014 2:03:48 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SkiKnee
The first time I walked into Tiger Stadium was 1968. I thought I had entered a cathedral. It was like walking into another world.

My best childhood memories are the hours spent with my grandfather sitting on the $1.00 Bleachers (very well-worn 2x6's) at Connie Mack Stadium in the early 60's...

18 posted on 07/15/2014 2:11:34 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: US Navy Vet

Gone, but not forgotten. Robert Moses 1; The Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Manhattan, and Brooklyn 0.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 3:29:43 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Gefn

I know what you mean. My mother was born and raised in Brooklyn and, with her father and older brother, went to many Dodger games at Ebbets Field and some at Yankee Stadium. Although my mother is now in 80s, take her to an Atlanta Braves spring training game in Orlando and she is like a teen again, cheering and booing with gusto and making sharp comments on the players and their skills.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 3:31:02 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: OldNewYork
..Robert Moses..

But.. But..

He's got a parkway...

21 posted on 07/15/2014 4:06:25 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Mears

Think Wrigley Field is at 100 years old this year.
The 3rd oldest ball park in MLB is Dodger Stadium at Chaves
Ravine in LA. It is 55 years old.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 4:22:37 PM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Don't think you could do much better than the '68 Tigers.

Not to take anything away from the current team. The last 8-10 years have been fun!

I have yet to step foot in Comerica.

23 posted on 07/15/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: X Fretensis

“The 3rd oldest ball park in MLB is Dodger Stadium at Chaves
Ravine in LA. It is 55 years old.”

God,I remember when L.A. had no MLB. Time does fly-—seems like The Dodgers just left Brooklyn-—and The Braves,Boston.

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24 posted on 07/15/2014 5:38:41 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

Remember the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn. Don’t remember the braves leaving Boston, but I do remember them leaving Milwaukee.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:29:00 PM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: US Navy Vet
You know, of all the Major League ballparks that were around when I was in High School, only two remain... Fenway and Wrigley.

That probably means something, but...

26 posted on 07/15/2014 9:08:19 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Fenway still remains viable because since the late 1990's, the ballpark has undergone a number of upgrades to keep it viable--even the areas used by the mass media have been extensively renovated.

I still think because of the problems dealing with Wrigleyville, the Cubs may be very soon announcing they've moving to a retro modern ballpark in the suburbs of Chicago. That means it'll have most of the "feel" of the current Wrigley Field but with modern amenities for everything and the ability to play night games 55 to 60 times per year.

27 posted on 07/16/2014 4:26:58 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Brooklyn’s got professional baseball again. I’m not bitter.


28 posted on 07/16/2014 2:55:37 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Safeco Field appears built to last. I make it a point to see ball games when I travel, and have been to most of the parks.

Safeco field, really, is something else. It looks like an ‘old park’ in its layout, brickwork, and design, but its built with modern materials and engineering. It has the longest clear span in the world in its retracting roof.

The Kingdome could have resisted bombing, it was built so well. They worked for weeks to weaken it before they could use charges to bring it down. If I recall, bringing the Kingdome down took minutes, not seconds. Several minutes.

I’ve been blessed enough to have seen the old Yankee Stadium and Fenway too. Been to the new US Cellular Field in South Chicago too. Loved Candlestick Park. O.co field is actually a good place for baseball. Nothing fancy. The park in Atlanta feels sort of monolithic on the outside (US Cellular feels that way too) and plastic on the inside.

Saw the Expos in Montreal before they folded. Nothing more weird than hearing a ball game stadium announcer in French. Been to the park in Toronto. The old Phillies park I visited for an entire series when I went to Damage Control School in the 80’s. Been to Shea, and that’s a good park. Been to the one in KC, and Cincy. Never Cleveland, Miami, or San Diego. Never been to a Dodger game. Never been to a Twinkies game. Never been to a Nationals game.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 3:11:35 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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