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Behold: the biggest flag you’re ever going to see

Jul 16, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

They don’t do anything halfway in New York.  I’m pretty sure this is the biggest American flag I’ve ever seen at a ballgame. Ever seen anywhere, really:

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And here is video of it being unravelled:

 

USA! USA!

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Nice flag. By the way, the guy who sang O Canada, did a terrific job singing both anthems on Canada Day at the Rogers Centre.

    • Panda Claus - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      Why didn’t they sing O Canada last night, or did I fast forward past it? I saw Batista give the one vet a Canadian flag, then realized I didn’t hear the Canadian anthem.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

        O Canada was sung by a member of the Canadian military. Sorry you missed it.

  2. mrpinkca - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Compensating for something?

  3. styx630 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Did you forget those flags they had at NFL games that were literally the size of the entire field?

    • ezthinking - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      yeah…, except a baseball field is bigger than a football field. Football puts 22 men inside 300 feet by 160 feet. Back in the days of the multi-purpose stadium, the football field fits inside the baseball field.

      It’s about 155 feet from the pitching rubber to the outfield grass, check out this for measurements:

      http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stadium/baseball_field_construction.shtml

      The flag is located beyond that, call it another 10 feet. If the corner people holding the flag are at the foul lines, we have a nice right triangle with 45 degree corners as dictated by the foul lines. That makes the flag length 330 feet. Proper flag sizing is 1.9 units for each unit of width, so the flag should be about 173 feet wide.

      Pretty good case that flag is as big or bigger than anyone you’ll ever see.

      Oh, and stop being a dick and enjoy tributes however big or small.

  4. xxakshunxx - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    You must’ve never been to an NFL game before.. alot of football teams have the same size flag before games with military holding it up

  5. tbutler704 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    They’re that big at any of the big college or pro football games too. This is some kind of newfound American insecurity that the flags are so huge.

    My grandpa fought the Korean War and they managed to be patriotic without a gigantic flag.

  6. hojo20 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    The length of the pregame must’ve set a record. So tedious.

  7. janessa31888 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Brandon Weedens worst nightmare:)

  8. misterj167 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    As I have been saying a lot lately, even as a veteran, the military worship and nationalism kinda bugs me. BofA sponsors an event honoring veterans, I wonder how many veteran’s homes they foreclosed on while they were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan? Somehow, a “thank you for your service” under those circumstances seems a bit inadequate.

    • Panda Claus - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      The tribute might have seemed more sincere if they had bothered to announce the veterans’ names. Would’ve added another five minutes to the pregame, but so what?

  9. thekingdave - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    You guys know how Craig is. He’s one of those “I’ve experienced it so its the greatest thing ever people.” For instance, he can tell you all of the greatest cities in Texas because he’s experienced Dallas and Houston. Then he had his girlfriends uncles ribs for Christmas off some private reserve near Boerne, TX. They were the greatest ribs known to man.

  10. heyblueyoustink - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Nothing worse than forced flagism.

    • stercuilus65 - Jul 17, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      So you are a natural flag?

  11. cackalackyank - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Just give a whole new meaning to “There’s a flag down on the field’, doesn’t it?

  12. untamedride - Jul 17, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    I have on acronym for you…NASCAR

    take a look at some of the flags they’ve used

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