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Safeco Field is getting an ENORMOUS video board

Nov 15, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

They should just build ballparks out of video boards. And airplanes out of black boxes. And what’s the deal with hospital food? I’ll be here all week, people:


That is big.  The bummer part, though, is how rare it is that they actually use the video board to awesome, large-screen effect. It’s usually carved up with advertisements, stats, marriage proposals, welcome messages for group ticket buyers and the like, leaving only a small part of it for cool, large-scale relays and things.

But this is nice.

  1. mkd - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Whatever they’re spending on that thing they should spend on offense instead.

    • Marty - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      They see how that’s worked out for the Cubs and said “fk it, just get the big TV”.

  2. dbs13 - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Not sure why teams spend $$$ on video boards when MLB does not allow replays of close plays, which just happen to be most exciting plays during a game. Instead we are left with ads, ads and ads. Not very exciting.

  3. vallewho - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    the should play slow-mo replays of blown calls.

  4. ireportyoudecide - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Unfortunately MLB refuses to show replays of balls, strikes, close plays, pretty much anything exciting at the games. Is the umpire union that powerful?

  5. historiophiliac - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Can you imagine Joe West on that thing? It might be as big as his ego.

  6. bh192012 - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Can it be set to strobe light opposing batters on full counts? Otherwise, they’re just not trying hard enough.

  7. denny65 - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Well, when Mr. Suzuki and his $18m salary left the building, you didn’t really expect the Ms to use that extra money to buy something, like, oh, a hitter or something, did you? The Ms believe that offense is so over-rated.

    I mean, come on, moving those fences in is expensive, and you can’t cover the purchase of a JumboTron by just raising ticket prices.

  8. historiophiliac - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    On the upside, I’d LOVE to watch King Felix hop around in victory on that!

  9. dallasstars9 - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Well at least it will be that much easier to see just how shitty this team is.

  10. fearthehoody - Nov 15, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    And when the Mariners come up to bat, the Giant screen will show old Ken Griffey Jr highlights on non-stop loop

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