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Old 07-11-2018, 01:18 AM
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I think it’s gorgeous and designed just right. The side that faces Ybor is open and pedestrian-friendly. The other side – the modern side – faces an expressway and a shit ton of modern condos in between the ballpark and what will be a modern Water Street development. I’ve got no problem with the seating. I actually think it’s the right size for this community/fanbase and should feel more intimate than any other major league baseball stadium. I think they hit a home run and I hope it gets built.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:15 PM
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Can hardly wait for a game following a weekend night so they can open the windows so you can smell the urine of the Ybor Streets after a night of partying.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:51 PM
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They’re offering a great solution for that ... don’t go.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:09 PM
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So Populous designed this... they're one of the handful of big sports venue firms in the US. They shot off of HOK, who designed the Florida Aquarium.

I worry about how it fits in the context of Ybor City. HOK/Populous got a lot of plaudits for Camden Yards and they really started the trend of old timey looking brick baseball parks, which started to feel artificial after a while. But, you know, in Ybor an old timey looking brick baseball park would be more contextually authentic than something that looks a bit like Epcot Center humped a spaceship.

But, you know, these are painfully early renderings and there's a lot more development they can do on the lower plinth of the building to try and make it more contextual. I'd probably look at some of the canopies Old Ybor had and try to improve the scale and feel on the side facing Ybor by figuring out a way to work some in to the facade.
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I don't like the half new agey half cigar city look
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:23 PM
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Good gawd. They spank the Twinkies with 19, count 'em, nineteen runs..
Archer is pretty stout in his second start since rehab...90 pitches. This is the ultimate "teaser" team. The books out here have no clue how to handicap them, although in many cases (unless v Sox or Yanks) they are favorites. I'll tell you what (BB), Cash deserves Mgr of the year. Second youngest team in the majors, and playing more rookies than any other in MLB.
Oh, and BTW, Bauers is the Brayden Point of this ball club.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:14 PM
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Good gawd. They spank the Twinkies with 19, count 'em, nineteen runs..
Archer is pretty stout in his second start since rehab...90 pitches. This is the ultimate "teaser" team. The books out here have no clue how to handicap them, although in many cases (unless v Sox or Yanks) they are favorites. I'll tell you what (BB), Cash deserves Mgr of the year. Second youngest team in the majors, and playing more rookies than any other in MLB.
Oh, and BTW, Bauers is the Brayden Point of this ball club.
It sucks but we can't compete with the BoSox and Yanks. The odds are stacked so bad against low market teams.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:48 AM
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The lack of a salary cap makes baseball an watchable sport.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:58 AM
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The lack of a salary cap makes baseball an watchable sport.
Why does salary cap have anything to do with the sport being watchable? It has more parody than any other sport over the last like 5 or 10 years.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:40 AM
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They are like the little train that could. Huffing and puffing and trying to keep up with the big trains. It's cute and all, but just a mindless diversion until hockey season. Everyone knows they can't compete and are a feeder system for the other teams once their players become too expensive to keep around. If only they could find an owner like Vinik.
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