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Sunken Pressbox

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by pressboxer, May 26, 2007.

  1. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Got sent to cover one of our last remaining area schools in the baseball playoffs at a ballpark with a sunken pressbox.

    Field level is about 2 1/2 feet above the pressbox floor. When seated, my line of sight is maybe three feet above the playing surface.

    It's definitely a different perspective, but it makes it tough to judge how well a fly ball is hit.

    Are there any other ballparks out there with this kind of setup? It's kind of like being in the dugout seats they used to have at Dodger Stadium.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Was there a man with a big hat, bigger mustache and a radar gun next to you?
  3. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    No, just mee in a little 6-by-4 cubicle with a radio guy on the other side of a divider.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Is the field located on an old bombing range or something?
  5. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Sunken Pressbox Live is my favorite Jeff Tweedy album.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Don't forget the cigar.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I know of one that's at field level with the stand on top of it. Makes it a pain to see the near corners of the field when they play soccer there.
  8. The guy at the Dodgers' games right? What is his story? I don't cover sports so I don't know, but I did grow up watching the games on TV with Vin Scully and always wondered ...
  9. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    I'm pretty sure it's not, but the surrounding terrain (that vast cultural wasteland known as West Texas, as my English IV teacher would call it) makes it kind of hard to tell.

    The facility is only about four years old and is on the same lot as the host high school.

    However, there are a lot of pumpjacks nearby. Maybe they thought they'd hit another well if they dug deep enough.
  10. soooo ... why not watch the game from somewhere else?
  11. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I always thought that guy was the inspiration for the Panama Jack logo.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

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