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Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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observer
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Date Posted: 16:20:27 01/13/17 Fri
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway" on 10:37:41 01/13/17 Fri

Probably expect BC Eagles end zones.

They are most likely the ones footing the bill for most of this... with BC/Fenway asking the other 4 schools to chip in for the privilege of playing there.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:38:05 01/13/17 Fri

I am very curious about the economics here. It makes sense that BC is most involved, given that they have the greatest opportunity cost in sacrificing a traditional home date in Chestnut Heights. On the other hand, Alumni Stadium has a small capacity (44,500) so switching to Fenway (38,000 plus temporary seats for football) may not cost them that much, especially if they can hike the ticket prices due to the novelty factor.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Baseball Stadium Trivia Question


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:41:57 01/13/17 Fri

Here's an interesting trivia question I came across in checking the capacities of Alumni Stadium and Fenway Park. Try to guess the three baseball stadiums in the US which do not house a major league team.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Baseball Stadium Trivia Question


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:42:36 01/13/17 Fri

The three largest baseball stadiums, that is.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Do former homes count?


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 17:01:55 01/13/17 Fri


Several stadia were home to major league teams in the past that are still in existence even after the teams moved onto better digs.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Do former homes count?


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 17:22:37 01/13/17 Fri

Good question to clarify.

No, I'm talking about stadia with current tenants which are not major league teams.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: WAG


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 18:45:49 01/13/17 Fri

I'll try the stadium in Rochester (or is it Syracuse?) used to film The Natural and home to a AAA team.

Maybe the minor league stadiums in Richmond and a final guess - Pawtucket.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: I'll guess


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Go Geren
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Date Posted: 10:31:22 01/14/17 Sat


I'll guess Civic Stadium in Portland, home of the "Battered Bastards of Baseball."

I do recommend the film if you have Netflix streaming. Great story of Dartmouth grad Bing Russell (Kurt's dad) buying a minor league team. About as close to a real-life "Major League" as its going to get.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: I'll guess


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 11:44:18 01/14/17 Sat

Civic Stadium is not correct, but it does have the distinction of being the largest (former, since destroyed by fire) stadium with a high school team as a tenant.

I'll give you the answer for the largest non-MLB stadium and you can probably then correctly guess the second largest. The largest non-MLB stadium is Howard J Lamade Stadium (40,000) which houses the Little League World Series. Therefore, the next largest non-MLB stadium is. . . .

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: I'll guess


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sparman
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Date Posted: 09:36:05 01/15/17 Sun

TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha used for CWS holds 30,000+.

Is there a Pony League stadium?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Correct!


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:59:23 01/16/17 Mon

Excellent guess. TD Ameritrade Stadium is the correct answer as the second largest baseball stadium with a current tenant which is not an MLB team.

I thought that Lamade Stadium and Ameritrade Stadium were answers which could have been logically guessed because their tenants are unique, non-minor league, entities.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Truth be told...


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 16:35:23 01/16/17 Mon


I just wanted to get a plug in for "Battered Bastards of Baseball."

Although Civic Stadium *did* look pretty big in the movie.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: WAG


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YAGreen
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Date Posted: 12:01:42 01/14/17 Sat

I believe that was Buffalo, the other AAA New York team, but the stadium has long since been replaced.

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