Talk:Great American Ball Park
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The general statement that GABP is "considerably smaller than most other Major League Baseball facilities" simply doesn't stand up to examination. And I haven't found a list of HRs by stadium yet, but I don't readily accept the reference to "the large number of home runs which have been struck" at GABP without a source either.
ESPN.com ranks GABP's "Park Factor" (rate of stats at home vs. rate of stats on the road) for HRs in 2005 as the 13th highest among MLB stadiums. With this in mind, it would be quite a stretch to claim that the reason the Reds were first in the National League and third in the Majors in HRs last year is because of GABP. Rather, I tend to believe that if GABP has a "large number of home runs" it is greatly attributable to the team that plays there.
Hey, we're talking about baseball here; show me some stats to back up your assertions! :-)
Also, I live in the Cincinnati area and work two blocks from the stadium, and I have NEVER heard the nickname "Great American Small Park."
- I have added the stats for the home runs in the park. You cant tell me that this park has nothing to do with the record pace of home runs hit there. It is a major feature of the park and leaving it completly out of the article is a crime.Especially this year. My stats are backed up with my source as well. I will leave out the "Great American Smallpark" although I have heard it called this in multiple cities around the country.
- Fair enough. Jerry Narron's comment is a good source (better than Paul Daugherty ;-)). Thanks!
- Rdikeman 01:16, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Rdikeman 22:38, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
- Okay, I'll give you the home run numbers for Great American, but I've heard it referred to as "Great American Small Park." I'm from Cincinnati, too. GeorgeC 01:32, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm slow. Please explain to me what this has to do with GABP:
- The recent success of the Bengals after years of mediocrity has done a great deal to improve Cincinnati's stature in the sports world. Fans believe that the new-look Reds, with a new ownership team led by local businessman Bob Castellini, new general manager Wayne Krivsky (formerly of the Minnesota Twins,) and new manager Jerry Narron, the team's chances of at least contending for the National League central division pennant are much greater.
Plus, this is an encyclopedia article, not a marketing pitch about the team or the city's current state of mind. I believe it is preferred to avoid dated material like this whenever possible, especially when it is not on the designated topic -- which happens to be a stadium, not a team, not a city.
Rdikeman 23:52, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
"only the scoreboards at Denver's Coors Field and Detroit's Comerica Park, respectively, are larger." I am pretty sure that the scorboard at Jacob's Field is the largest in the majors. Here's a quote from the Jake's wikipedia article: "In 2004, Jacobs Field's scoreboard, the largest free-standing scoreboard in the United States, was modernized with the installation of the largest video display in the world at a sports venue, built by Daktronics of South Dakota. The video board measures 36 feet high by 149 feet wide."
THorsman88 1:09, 01 July 2006 (UTC)
I only see it in the image photo, but be certain NOT to refer to it as The Great American Ball Park, as Great American is an insurance company and not an adjective. --kubfann 15:29, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
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Pepsi Power Stacks
Now that the Reds have signed a deal with Coke, I doubt they are going to call them Pepsi Power Stacks anymore. That should be changed I think. Does anyone agree? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pepsiandcavsfan (talk • contribs) 02:43, 27 March 2009 (UTC)