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BBWAA Complaints About St. Louis Press Box

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moondoggy, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Completely irrevelant, dumb ass post.

    I'm not a MLB writer, but they have a job to do and deserve a place to have it done right.

    St. Louis is about the last place on Earth they should have an open press box. Oven-like in the summer, rainy and sometimes chilly in April/October. I've also heard the broadcast facilities are less than desirable, hopefully the radio and TV brethren have had a voice.

    Just an observation from afar, could be off-base, but it seems Busch Stadium as a whole was done on somewhat of the cheap. I wonder if the press box was a corner they thought they could cut?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I doubt they are laboring with laptop computers that cost thousands of dollars and don't function well in squalls.
  3. joe

    joe Active Member

    And I doubt the reporters are working at the top of a 30-foot extension ladder or on top of a three-story building in a safety harness, but I could be wrong about that.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    WHO THE FUCK CARES? How is that relevant at all to this discussion? I also doubt any of those people have to find a why to file a story in a downpour.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Don't feed the trolls!
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised nothing like this came up in Pittsburgh. PNC Park's press box has the absolute worst seats in the house and the front row is not protected from the elements.

    Sadly enough, the baseball press box at Three Rivers Stadium was better.

    But damn, it's a great place to watch a game as a fan. :)
  7. Just because he disagrees with you doesn't make him a troll.

    That said, the press box at Busch sounds like an authentic piece of shit. More power to the BBWAA.

    And indeed, PNC is a wonderful place to see a game, not so wonderful if you're working there.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I am calling him a troll because I don't believe his goal is to contribute anything to the conversation. He just wants to stir up shit and be an ass. To me, that is the definition of the term when applied to internet posters.
  9. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    When Madison Square Garden was first built in 1968, they didn't have a pressbox. I remember taking a tour in July 1968 and they just had some seats which were set aside and they put brown upholstery there. It didn't matter for basketball because there was a table, but it would have mattered for hockey. They eventually cut out a space after the third deck (the green seats) but those were pretty awful because they were far away from the action. The original layout was too flat - the seats are closer when the setup is steeper.
  10. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    takes one to not know one?
  11. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    from the story:

    i was in the back row for teh all-star game at pnc, so i was fine. but i can see how those in the front row would have some problems. it looked like it was going to rain all day, but didn't. if it had, coulda been a mess.
  12. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Supposedly the White Sox are moving the press box down the third base line so they can put a luxury seat club there or something along those lines. Should go over well.
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