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New Baseball Stadium added link to UF's latest video 9/19/19

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, May 6, 2019.

  1. gators4life

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    I really don’t get all the gripe about having it there. It’s not the most pleasant to look at but like you said, those are high traffic areas and it makes a lot of sense. There’s so many great things about the new stadium, I guess there will always be something to complain about.
     
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  2. bgator85

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    I’m not really for or against it in any significant way. I think it looks a little strange, but it’s not a huge deal. It seems to be a trend, so there must be significant financial reasons for it.
     
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  3. Matherly87

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    For me its just the look. I'm sure after the game gets going its the last thing you think about unless our catcher trips over the transfer trying to get to a foul ball. It could be the same situation in the outfield corners if an OF is trying to make a corner snag and is not used to the transfer off of grass onto the turf in the corners.
     
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  4. bgator85

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    I get it, and if it was just the turf maybe it wouldn't generate the same kind of reaction. I do think it odd to have some small portions of fair territory be a mix of artificial & natural surfaces. Otherwise it's just a purely aesthetic issue and seeing essentially 4 unique types of playing surface in an outdoor venue. I'm sure I'll get used to it, just a different type of look as we watch this come together.
     
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  5. gatorbogey

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    Might need to start removing every other seat, to make the venue COVID-19 ready.
     
  6. KidProQuo

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    When do they move the ospreys over?
     
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  7. Matherly87

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    I've been enjoying seeing the field lit up at night on the webcam if anyone cares.
     
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  8. gatorbogey

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    It looks ready to go!
    They were/are on schedule to host a regional!
     
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  9. TWGator

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    So does the cancellation of baseball season accelerate the construction timeline? Being that the last game at McKethan has now been played, will they be demolishing it sooner? No reason to wait now, right?
     
  10. gatorbogey

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    Funding maybe the limiting factor.
     
  11. Matherly87

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    Not happening due to the construction schedule already set forth, according to the words of SS.
     
  12. gatorjjh

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  13. gatorjjh

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  14. Matherly87

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    He might have a better chance getting on a box of Jell-O. You know on the side where it says press box to open.
     
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  15. GatorLurker

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    I am going to miss lots of things with the new stadium. I am going to miss the history of Perry Field. Lots of great memories there. I got to UF well after @wingtee pitched, but still have lots of memories. I remember taking my kids from Holy Family Child Caring Center on 16th Ave (no longer there) on my bike with a child carrier to weekday games and trying to tell them the nuances of the game, but they never got it. My oldest doesn't give a crap about baseball and my youngest is a Marlins fan so he is kind of brain dead. But he saw an NCAA no hitter and he saw an extra inning walk off dropped third strike for a Florida win against Georgia. Those two things hooked him into the game that we love.

    But what I am really going to miss is the ability to go to University Ave during a long rain delay. It used to be the Purple Porpoise and the Salty Dog. Now The Porpoise is The Social which does not small as bad. The Dog is still there.
     
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  16. gatorjjh

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  17. 74nole

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    Just WOW!!!
     
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  18. 74nole

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    So, you got into Gainesville about ‘62-‘63???;)
     
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  19. GatorLurker

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    1982.

    I did see your son pitch.

    He was really good.
     
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  20. 74nole

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    Lol, I was just throwing a rock at wing cause he makes such a good target.;)

    Yes sir, Alan gave us all a lot of great memories on the mound for sure.
     
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