The all-star game is going to be held at Dodger Stadium this summer for the first time since 1980. For the record this is just the second time ever that the midsummer classic is hosted at Chavez Ravine. Back in 1980, the Dodgers unveiled the brand new state of the art diamond vision in left field. At the time it was cutting edge technology. Today that Diamond vision is long gone, replaced by state of the art digital video boards. Welcome to the modern era folks.
For the All-star game the Dodgers are making some renovations to the stadium. Namely they will be adding “Home Run Seats” in center field. The pavilions are being torn up and new seats, drink rails and a connection from the pavilions to the rest of the stadium is being built. They are also adding a plaza in center field as well. Personally I don’t like the idea of tearing up the pavilions or messing with the original architecture of Dodger Stadium, but this is something that is definitely going to look unique. We’ve never seen this before.
I wasn’t there, but the Dodgers recently allowed some of the media to tour the stadium and check out how the renovations are going. Seems like they have a lot of work to be done to get everything done in time for opening day. Dodger’s Vice President of marketing Janet Marie Smith walks everybody through the additions. Check out the video from the Dodger Blue site and let me know what you think of the new renovations. These are permanent changes, not just for the all-star game.
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Well I will say this for them. They are definitely trying to gussy op the old girl. I saw some artists renderings of what it is supposed to look like when finished. The only thing really being changed structure wise is the pavilions. A new sound system is going in also. Lots of bells and whistles.
All is fine with this renovation EXCEPT for those new home run seats and no matter what Janet Smith says, there WILL BE fan interference problems that will have to be dealt with.
Okay Scott, I give in, after watching this video I decided it was time for the two comedians to come back and give the tour of the ballpark.
Dodgers opening a can of whoop ass on the Padres today. Taylor has a 2 run jack, and a sac fly, Belli doubled and scored. Seager had another hit. Barnes 1-2 with a walk. 4 runs in the 6th and 3 more so far in the 7th. Kendal and Garcia had run scoring singles. Rio’s got his second hit of the game, and drove in his 3rd run. He is now hitting .292. Way more than Beatty or even Muncy who is at .217 and struck out twice more today. Gore just hit a 3 run double, but was thrown out at 3rd. Dodgers 12. Pads 1.
All I can say is:
Thank God i won’t have to vote for a Socialist this November.
That’s one of the more ridiculous statements I’ve seen here.
You don’t HAVE to vote for anybody Bluto. And I find this manufactured fear of Socialism ignorant. Bernie is right on about many issues the most important of which I first started talking about decades ago. There has been a corporate takeover of our economy and that is FAR more dangerous to our democracy than whining about Socialism. Bernie has a following of young intelligent people for good reason.
No baseball so might as well comment on other issues.
Ah. I come from a more tactical place than you.
I would agree that there is too much corporate cronyism in our economy. I’d even agree that Sanders’ is admirably steadfast in his beliefs, honest and genuine.
But at the end of the day, we live in America and….
Good information. Thanks.
“Results are based on telephone interviews conducted January 16-29, 2020 with a random sample of –1,033— adults, ages 18+, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on this sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.”
Small sample size. And, let us consider margin of error when quoting our statistics.
I also noticed on pg 13 of the “View Complete Questions and Responses” that the majority of people who fear “socialism” are older. Young people have a different perspective on what social programs mean to the promotion of general welfare, such as poverty, housing, food and other issues facing the citizenry, all of which were central issues to the framers.
Would I vote for a Socialist in 2020? Of course. Bluto, I would vote for YOU before I would vote for that national embarrassment that is currently in the White House.
And I, you Badger.
I have always felt, and experienced myself, that young people just out of high school or college are basically living a socialized life. Very little payment, very little experience with the positives of the ‘market.’
For that reason, the young are more partial to Socialism.
Again, just my belief.
That said, I’m Canadian (by birth.) So I have a lot more socialistic (social democratic) tendencies in me.
However one trip to the DMV and sometimes I lose all those appreciations.
Well I think that’s a valid point Bluto. Most people think the young behave like they are entitled. And I suppose many do. I don’t know that many young people anymore. The ones I do know, my kids, their friends, my friends kids, are hard working college educated young professionals. Those young I run into out in the world, laborers, servers, baristas and delivery drivers mostly, appear to working hard for a living.
The largest voting block in this country, about 100 million, are people who don’t vote. When asked why, many will say “it just doesn’t make any difference. It’s a rigged game. Republican Democrat, different sides of the same coin. Money owns them both”. And of course they are right. Bernie is the one candidate that speaks to this and that is why the young are on board the Bernie Train. The young are smart. They’ve figured it out. They’ve also been shown that they have been figured out too. The Bernie Train will once again be derailed. Big business, who own all the other candidates, will see to it Bernie won’t be the nominee. He’s too big a threat to the elite. We will all be saved from the one guy who might actually be able to save the Democratic Republic. Money wins. Money always wins.
Who knows. Maybe this coronavirus will wake us all up. Maybe something good can come out of it. Strength comes from challenge. And we are being challenged.