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How many games will the Reds win in 2017?

100+
0 (0%)
90-99
0 (0%)
80-89
5 (20.8%)
70-79
10 (41.7%)
60-69
5 (20.8%)
Fewer than 60
4 (16.7%)

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1715 on: September 12, 2017, 04:17:29 PM »
Well the main way to shorten those games is to become more like soccer -- minimal commercial breaks.  The TV timeouts in the NFL are the worst.  When you're at the game the enthusiasm can't help but dim. 

Sean Casey's at-bat routine was pretty influential on me.  I learned from that ridiculous routine that shifting affairs to your personal tempo give you an advantage.  If you really slow things down, people think you're dumb, which is what you want.   

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« Reply #1716 on: September 12, 2017, 05:02:21 PM »
The one thing I loved about Wrigley was that it was only about the baseball on the field in regards to the noise.  Great America is so damn loud and obnoxious, it breaks my ear drums

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« Reply #1717 on: September 12, 2017, 05:06:25 PM »
The one thing I loved about Wrigley was that it was only about the baseball on the field in regards to the noise.  Great America is so damn loud and obnoxious, it breaks my ear drums

Exactly.  I didn't get to any games this year but the amount of commotion coming out of the speakers is insufferable.  Tiny fragments of pop songs and commercials and peppy announcements between innings. 

At Riverfront, the scoreboard rarely did anything to instruct the crowd.  Something pretty major had to be going on for those clapping hands to appear.  Like at least 2 guys on base.  Now there's stuff going on constantly. 

The Sunday games at Riverfront had the organ player -- no pop music.  It was great.  I believe they still have the organist on Sundays at the new stadium, but they can't cut it out with the non-stop claptrap. 


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« Reply #1718 on: September 12, 2017, 05:11:08 PM »
Yeah, honestly there is nothing better than a baseball game with just people talking and cheering and clapping and the organ playing, not every single inning blasting the speakers and you can't even hear the person next to you.

I guess this is to keep kids engaged, and probably how a lot of stadiums are now.  I did notice in St. Louis, it wasn't as close to as loud as GABP, though I would guess a place like Minnesota and Milwaukee, etc. would be similar to GABP.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1719 on: September 12, 2017, 05:28:35 PM »
I often bicycle at night on a route that includes Mehring Way.  When I roll past the stadium, I get a nice dose of the brash music and announcements. 

The favorite baseball game I ever watched was a Frontier League game at a college stadium.  They played one song pretty much all the way through between innings at a subdued volume.  Everyone was taking it easy. 

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« Reply #1720 on: September 13, 2017, 08:53:53 AM »
^Going to lower level minor league games is fun too.  I'm from Cedar Rapids, IA and they have the small Veteran's Memorial Stadium.  Quiet and intimate setting and was always fun, though of course, the level of play isn't even close to as good as MLB.  I always wanted to check out a Dayton Dragons game and see the atmosphere there.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1721 on: September 14, 2017, 12:00:09 AM »
Reds launch first-of-its-kind automated concession pickup stations

Imagine youíre at the ballpark, you want a hot dog and a beer, and you donít want to wait in line.

Thatís no longer a dream. Itís reality with the Cincinnati Redsí launch of Ballpark Express, a first-of-its-kind automated concession pickup station at Great American Ball Park.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/09/13/reds-launch-first-of-its-kind-automated-concession.html
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« Reply #1722 on: September 14, 2017, 08:58:47 AM »
^ oh geez i hate this nonsense. two googlers are even trying to do the same with bodegas in nyc if you can believe that. crazy amazonization of everything:

https://www.fastcompany.com/40466047/two-ex-googlers-want-to-make-bodegas-and-mom-and-pop-corner-stores-obsolete
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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1723 on: September 14, 2017, 09:16:53 AM »
^Actually I am a technology curmudgeon (I wish for Amazon's demise regularly) and for some strange reason I kinda like this.
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« Reply #1724 on: September 14, 2017, 09:25:17 AM »
To be honest, I'd use it. In the one game I went to this year, where the announced attendance was 18,191 (43% of capacity), I waited in line for 1.5 innings just to get some nachos.
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« Reply #1725 on: September 14, 2017, 09:34:00 AM »
the first green hotdog or one with a bug on it will put an end to it fast!
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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1726 on: September 14, 2017, 09:45:07 AM »
^ oh geez i hate this nonsense. two googlers are even trying to do the same with bodegas in nyc if you can believe that. crazy amazonization of everything:

https://www.fastcompany.com/40466047/two-ex-googlers-want-to-make-bodegas-and-mom-and-pop-corner-stores-obsolete

This probably needs its own topic.
They are just reinventing the f-n vending machine.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1727 on: September 14, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
Sounds like a hotel mini-bar.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1728 on: September 18, 2017, 02:28:30 AM »
So apparently 30 years ago 1 out of every 5 dudes at daytime Reds games went shirtless:

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« Reply #1729 on: September 18, 2017, 08:45:56 AM »
It was only a high of 90 degrees that day, too. Not a particularly hot day. I imagine that was pretty normal at a lot of ballparks in the 80s, though.
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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #1730 on: September 18, 2017, 11:42:47 AM »
It was only a high of 90 degrees that day, too. Not a particularly hot day. I imagine that was pretty normal at a lot of ballparks in the 80s, though.
Riverfront, Vet, 3 Rivers, etc., those type of stadiums heated up fast. Zero airflow, closed in.

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