Speaking of bad fields....

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Arisrules, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Did anyone see the disgraceful playing surface that the A's and Red Sox were playing on??? It wasn't as bad as the Metrostars last year, but it was pretty funny hearing David Justice and the other ESPN commentators talking about how they had to resod most of the outfield the day before. Maybe we shouldn't complain as much as we do (although artificial surfaces are horrible).
  2. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't see it, but was thinking along the same lines when I watched the Ravens-Chargers play on the dirt infield. That's worse than football lines on a soccer field, IMO, because it really can affect the play, especially field goals.
  3. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's been a disaster for years. In fact, the sharing of the Q between the Padres and the Chargers (and the Aztecs) in September (and occasionally October) has been a source of contention for a long, long time around here.

    Now that the Padres are getting their own digs, it won't be a problem any longer.
  4. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    Except for the Football lines that will be painted all over the Chivas field. :(
  5. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    I think having football lines is better then playing over infield dirt...
  6. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    The Dolphins, who share ProPlayer Park with the Marlins, have it even worse. They have the dirt infield, the grass field, and then a corner of the end zone (which is under the stands during baseball games) has astroturf.
  7. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    It's the same with Pumas. American football is actually played on some MFL pitches!
  8. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    New England Revolution
    Ding ding ding ding... for every person that pitches about lines on the feild. Take a look at two three of the stadiums that were used in the first round of the baseball playoffs. Oakland, looked horriable and the conditions obviously affected play slightly. Minnesota, ...it's the Metrodome. Florida, there's nothing 'baseball' at all about that stadium.

    Not to mention that in Oakland and Florida, the NFL teams on Sundays have to deal with playing their sport with a clay infeild in their way.

    Thank you so much for bringing this up. 3/8 teams in MLB were dealing with this in the first round of their playoffs.
  9. shsusoccer

    shsusoccer New Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Huntsville, TX
    who cares about baseball

    Who wants to talk about baseball anyway, the slowest game on earth

  10. Mad Hattah

    Mad Hattah Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    North Florida
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    who cares? i do.

    GO SOX!
  11. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Columbus Crew
    Re: who cares about baseball

    Says the person who's never seen cricket. Try watching one of the week long internationals the sport has.
  12. JCUnited

    JCUnited Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    South Bend, IN
    Manchester United FC
    Few fields in MLS history have looked as bad as the Metrostars field last night at Giants. On TV, you could barely see the soccer lines at all. It's not like the lines of a penalty box effect the NFL games that much, so why use such light colored paint (if they used any at all).

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