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Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #225: March 11, 2016, 10:15:18 PM »
@geneticlyperfct took this shot of the Nats Park scoreboard today showing Pitch Type and Hit Speed(? it's tough to see the text over that next box). A good step towards what they really need, which is the pitch track with location and break.



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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #226: March 11, 2016, 11:04:17 PM »
Good to see the additional pitch info. I wonder if they're going to replace the big Miller Lite sign with a Bud sign before the first game.

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« Reply #227: March 12, 2016, 06:27:16 AM »
Good to see the additional pitch info. I wonder if they're going to replace the big Miller Lite sign with a Bud sign before the first game.

If their Sandlot invite is any indication (and it is), the answer is yes. And they got tons of work to renovate the Miller Lite scoreboard walk.


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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #228: March 12, 2016, 10:01:01 AM »
The JR2016 code works like last year, just enter the code on the normal ticket site. The other codes require you to go to this site: http://m.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/info/group-vips

Here are the ones that are working so far:

NCMEC16 -  this one gives to the charity
GOV16
TENNIS16
WONK
VISITDC

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #229: March 12, 2016, 11:44:18 AM »
The JR2016 code works like last year, just enter the code on the normal ticket site. The other codes require you to go to this site: http://m.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/info/group-vips

Here are the ones that are working so far:

NCMEC16
GOV16
TENNIS16
WONK
VISITDC
Thanks much.  Haven't really looked at the prices in stubhub yet for early season but these are great to have as an alternative. 

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #230: March 12, 2016, 12:00:54 PM »
Hell of an angle. Where do you think it's taken from?
@geneticlyperfct took this shot of the Nats Park scoreboard today showing Pitch Type and Hit Speed(? it's tough to see the text over that next box). A good step towards what they really need, which is the pitch track with location and break.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #231: March 12, 2016, 12:03:17 PM »
Hell of an angle. Where do you think it's taken from?

That would be Mr. Perfect's balcony.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #232: March 12, 2016, 12:04:58 PM »
That would be Mr. Perfect's balcony.

Rooftop. Balcony is one floor lower and to the right. #firstworldproblems

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #233: March 13, 2016, 10:12:58 AM »
If anybody is interested, one of the graphics they were testing out yesterday was something along the lines of post-game concert is postponed due to weather. So it seems they're planning on having post-game concerts this year.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #234: March 13, 2016, 09:53:47 PM »
Review of a new book on the Nats recent and distant history:

http://www.talknats.com/2016/03/13/book-report-100-things-nats-fans-know/


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« Reply #235: March 17, 2016, 04:16:47 PM »
Bardo has had their liquor licence denied because the Nats protested against it. The reasons given were that it would be too noisy, too loud to sit next to a baseball stadium. That there is not enough parking, 45,000 fans can get to Nats Park but there is not enough parking for a bar next to the ballpark. That there would be an issue with pedestrian safety, because nobody crosses the street to go to the ballpark.

Thanks to JD Land for the link:
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IV. Gregory McCarthy

22. Gregory McCarthy serves as the Vice-President for Community Engagement with the
Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Id. at 219-20. The Washington Nationals have used the
stadium near the proposed location to play baseball for at least eight years. Id. at 220. In total,
approximately 1,000 events have been held at the stadium in the last eight years. Id.

23. Mr. McCarthy discussed the traffic control plan related to the use of the stadium. Id. at
222. During events, the city relies on a Transportation Operations and Parking Plan (TOPP)
negotiated between the local ANC, the District Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan
Police Department, and the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. Id. The TOPP is
adjusted on a yearly basis and does not take into account the Applicant's proposed operations
outside the stadium. Id. at 222,236.

24. Mr. McCarthy noted that the TOPP describes the ideal amount of people and resources
needed for game days; however, it does not guarantee that the necessary amount of staff and
resources will be present. Id. at 228. Indeed, on one occasion a vehicle broke down on South
Capitol Street, S.E., which forced police officers to be diverted from their station at a nearby
intersection. Id.

25. Further, on game days, as part of the TOPP, Potomac Avenue, S.E., "is [only] closed to
outside traffic," and 1st Street, S.E., M Street, S.E., and the nearby bridge entrance are closed to
outside traffic as well. Id. On game days, 600 cars using the stadium's "Garage C" and the 150
cars using the "Lot A" parking lot, all enter and exit these areas by means of Potomac Avenue,
S.E. Id. at 222-23. Therefore, at least 750 vehicles will use Potomac Avenue, S.E., after the 7th
inning on game days. Id. at 223.

26. Mr. McCarthy also discussed the public transportation available in the neighborhood. Id.
at 223. Specifically, the last train on the Red Line ends service at II :20 p.m. between Sunday
and Thursday; therefore, all baseball game attendees that rely on Metro must be on the train at
that time. Id. at 223.

27. Mr. McCarthy discussed the parking available in the neighborhood. Id. at 223.
Specifically, many parking lots available during game days over the last eight years are
undergoing construction and will be converted into residences. Id. at 223. As a result, the
neighborhood will soon lose approximately 2,000 to 3,000 parking spaces. Id.

28. Finally, Mr. McCarthy discussed pedestrian and vehicular safety. Id. at 224.
Specifically, in the past, the area has had issues with people crossing South Capitol Street, S.E.,
which led to one traffic fatality. Id. In response, barriers were placed on the South Capitol
Street, S.E., to prevent dangerous street crossings. Id. In 2015, another fatality almost occurred
near the corner of South Capitol Street, S.E., and Potomac Avenue, S.E., because vehicles
coming from the bridge carmot see the traffic light, the cross walk, and crossing guard due to the
curve of the road. Id. at 227. The Board also credits testimony that after the 7th inning, large
buses transporting game attendees park in the westbound lane of Potomac Avenue, S.E., which
would reduce the visibility of Bardo's patrons as they attempt to cross the street and encourage
them to cross between buses. Id. at 226.

http://www.jdland.com/dc/pdf-view.cfm?filename=floridarock-160316-bardoabraruling.pdf


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« Reply #237: March 21, 2016, 05:35:29 PM »

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #238: March 21, 2016, 05:44:14 PM »
Nats to put naming rights for Nationals Park up for sale

http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/baseball-washington-nationals/talk/report-nats-nationals-park-sale-braves-mets

Boras Field?

Need money to offset the MASN money they don't get.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #239: March 21, 2016, 08:11:57 PM »
The Lerners are going to offer Bryce naming rights as part of his extension.

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Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #241: March 21, 2016, 08:25:51 PM »
Bardo has had their liquor licence denied because the Nats protested against it. The reasons given were that it would be too noisy, too loud to sit next to a baseball stadium. That there is not enough parking, 45,000 fans can get to Nats Park but there is not enough parking for a bar next to the ballpark. That there would be an issue with pedestrian safety, because nobody crosses the street to go to the ballpark.

Thanks to JD Land for the link:
http://www.jdland.com/dc/pdf-view.cfm?filename=floridarock-160316-bardoabraruling.pdf

Bardo Brews Ballpark

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #242: March 21, 2016, 08:57:55 PM »
"The House That Bryce Built"

The Lerners are going to offer Bryce naming rights as part of his extension.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #243: March 22, 2016, 07:18:25 AM »
Nats to put naming rights for Nationals Park up for sale

http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/baseball-washington-nationals/talk/report-nats-nationals-park-sale-braves-mets

Boras Field?


ExxonMobil Field - what those demonstrators back in 2008 were carrying signs in Half street about.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #244: March 22, 2016, 08:35:49 AM »
"Call your Senator and tell him/her to vote against . . . Field"

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #245: March 22, 2016, 08:49:41 AM »

The Peter Angelos Memorial Stadium

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #246: March 22, 2016, 08:54:18 AM »
It needs to be "Natty McNatface Stadium"

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #247: March 22, 2016, 03:55:20 PM »
Winners of the competition to bring more local restaurants into the ballpark have been announced:

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/top-shelf/2016/03/two-local-restaurants-to-play-ball-at-nationals.html

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Northern Virginia-based Haute Dogs and Fries and Maryland-based Pinch Dumplings were named winners of the Washington Nationals’ “Pitch Your Product” competition, the club announced Tuesday. The contest gives entrepreneurs from the region the chance to expand their visibility, with presence at the ballpark as the prize.

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #248: April 02, 2016, 01:00:44 PM »
@geneticlyperfct took this shot of the Nats Park scoreboard today showing Pitch Type and Hit Speed(? it's tough to see the text over that next box). A good step towards what they really need, which is the pitch track with location and break.

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If they changed anything, they haven't rolled it out yet. Scoreboard is exactly the same as it always has been.

Also...why, on the ribbon LED boards on either side of home plate, do they show the W-L record and total Ks for the pitcher (they do this on the bullpen boards too when a pitcher is warming up). Records mean nothing, and strikeouts are useless if you don't know how many total innings they've pitched. If I see a pitcher that has 12 strikeouts, is that over 8 innings or 50 innings? Makes a huge difference.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #249: April 02, 2016, 03:31:26 PM »
So are you planning to kill him Galah ?

The Peter Angelos Memorial Stadium