Nah, the side boards died during the middle of the game and were out till the late innings. He was probably looking up for the count/outs.
True but I only noticed that the side boards were out when they showed advertisements. I told my brother that in this day and age the giant scoreboards aren't as important because of cell phones but even that was a problem yesterday. Then again when you're at the game you should be able to see all that from anywhere you sit. I've actually say in those sections before but I don't recall it being a pain in the ass not having a view of the giant scoreboard.