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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Corky Bucek, Dec 10, 2017.
Yup. Stupid to try and delay it.
Wouldn't he have still been out for 2019 if they did the surgery in June? That's what I've read pretty much everywhere. That they didn't do it because there was still time to see if it heals as 2019 would be gone either way (as far as pitching goes). Was probably worth seeing if it heals on its own before undergoing such a drastic surgery
Winds up going 4-4 + BB and 2 HR's tonight
hello winning record
Tyler Skaggs died. Awful. I’m in shock right now.
Woah wtf. He pitched on Saturday night.
very sorry guys
I hate when they don’t announce the cause of death so you know it’s bad and your mind just comes up with all the awful scenarios.
Really really sad.
Or they just don't know because it just happened and they haven't done an autopsy...
There's like 3 or 4 options and none of them change the fact that he died. It's awful.
Very fair point. Not that it really makes a difference.
Am I missing something? This just says no foul play right? Like he wasn’t murdered?
Most likely a heart issue
Didn’t realize until I looked it up that it’s been 10 years since Adenhart
Yeah it eliminates murder as one of the 4 options. Suicide, accidental OD or undiagnosed medical issue remain in play.
all i can honestly post is
i remember being bummed when he was traded and so goddamn happy when he was acquired back
then the injury bug hit and finally this year was gonna be the full year to get his career going
what a fucking bummer man
Ditto. Was so glad when we got him back
Awful. Post game conference was hard to watch tonight.
Rendon is really fucking good.
Trout, Rendon, Ohtani at the 2,3,4. Sweet Jesus.
excited to watch him and simmons shut down the entire left side of the infield
Angels owner’s stadium plan adds 2 hotels, 5-acre park, offices and housing
If Angels owner Arte Moreno’s long-term plans are realized, baseball fans will someday be able to grab a meal, browse some shops or relax in a 5-acre park just steps from the stadium, or even stay in a hotel overlooking the iconic ballpark.
That enhanced fan experience is part of a master plan for the future of the stadium site that Moreno’s business partnership filed with the city of Anaheim on Tuesday, June 23.
The much anticipated plan lays out a vision for the 153-acre stadium site as a community with homes and offices, shopping, dining and other entertainment – and it reserves “flex space” that gives Moreno the option to someday replace the 1966 stadium with a new ballpark, a decision he has yet to make.
It comes as Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli are expected to file their vision for land around the Honda Center with the city, which is expected to include similar and complementary development. Taken together, the two sites when built out are expected to create a sports and entertainment-centered powerhouse that will draw visitors, house residents and businesses, create jobs, and pump money back into the economies of Anaheim and Orange County.
Anaheim officials have long expected the stadium property and the surrounding Platinum Triangle district to be developed with urban-style homes, offices and entertainment businesses. But the new plan – shepherded by Moreno’s business partnership, SRB Management – only became possible after SRB and the city agreed in December to move from a stadium lease to a $325 million sale agreement, SRB Management spokeswoman Marie Garvey said.
The sale hasn’t yet closed, and the price could change with city amenities. Also, the master plan made public Tuesday is one of several steps toward completing the deal. Garvey noted it is conceptual and some details could change as the plan is finalized.
“The stadium development plan will realize the vision of the Platinum Triangle decades before the currentlease allows,” Moreno said in a statement. “This plan is an important step in creating a driving economic force, while investing in Anaheim’s future.”
Had the Angels not opted out of of their lease for the city-owned stadium in late 2018, they would have been locked in for at least another decade.
Under the plan, baseball would remain front and center but would be part of a diverse, walkable community with office buildings (2.7 million square feet) flanking the stadium to the north and south, and residential development (5,175 units) to the south and west with a 5-acre urban park at its heart. Two hotels would offer a total of 943 rooms, and restaurants, shops and entertainment would add another 1.1 million square feet to the development.
Garvey said the City National Grove, a 1,700-seat performing arts venue on the stadium property, may eventually be replaced with commercial development, but “we have time to figure that out.”
The city asked for some of the housing to qualify as affordable; city and SRB officials are still negotiating how many units that would include.
The plan also calls for opening up the stadium’s outfield – removing the rock feature – to let people stroll out to a fan experience area, where they could sip a beer at a brewery, take their pick of several restaurants, see live music or enjoy pre- or post-game festivities.
“This plan has the potential to bring the great experiences of baseball cities such as San Diego or Chicago to Anaheim, and I look forward to reviewing it with my council colleagues,” Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu said in a statement. “Not only does this proposal speak to our vision for baseball in Anaheim, the investment it represents will help move our city past the economic impacts of coronavirus in years to come.”
Hotels with a ballpark view – like one of the two hotels planned near Angel Stadium – are a popular amenity for fans who want to not only spend the day watching baseball but stay near the park too, said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard.
He likened the Anaheim plans to the Battery, a shopping and dining destination that abuts the Atlanta Braves’ home field – and that was a moneymaker for surrounding Cobb County until the coronavirus closed businesses and cancelled baseball.
The parking lot where the Big A now stands would become the flex space, which Garvey said could be used for outdoor entertainment, tailgating on game days, and community events such as a farmers market when baseball isn’t being played.
Angels Booster Club President Karen Harkins, a lifelong fan, lives nearby but said she’s enticed by the prospect of dining, entertainment and accommodations next to the stadium.
“When they said they were going to put hotels there, what is the first thing I thought of? I could spend the night!” she said. “You really could make a weekend of it.”
Harkins thinks the development will be positive for fans like her, though she’s a little concerned about how the additions would affect traffic.
Parking structures around the site and some minor retooling of roads leading in and out are expected to make it easy for visitors to get there and away, but Garvey said the plans also take advantage of the ARTIC transit station just across the 57 freeway.
“This is going to be a unique community – you won’t find it anywhere else in Southern California,” Garvey said.
“It’s really taking the entire vision of the Platinum Triangle, everything they wanted to accomplish, and putting it on this property.”
In 2004, city leaders approved a master plan for the Platinum Triangle that authorized development of more than 17,000 homes, 13 million square feet of office space and 4 million square feet of commercial space spread over the 591-acre district.
The Anaheim City Council is expected to take up the stadium property plan this fall along with a development agreement that would spell out additional community benefits; the plan reserves space for a future police or fire station or community center.
When completed, the Angel Stadium development is projected to create 45,300 jobs and have a $7 billion impact on the local economy, according to SRB Management.
Parking looks abundant
There's no parking at Wrigley.
I’ve been to Wrigley, it’s in the middle of a neighborhood. The Big A is not plus public transportation is non existent (save for the regional train station which is 10 min plus walk). I’ve been to the Battery in ATL which is alright and see how this would be pretty similar.
OC and LA are car dependent, so how they deal with parking will be interesting.
I understand Wrigley has the benefit of public transportation for those who live in the city, but for those that do not, they have parking a couple miles away and provide free shuttles.
I just hope they keep all the buildings around the stadium that house the local breweries. Nothing was better than getting some tap beer and food truck food (and free parking) before the game
All of that stuff wouldn’t change and their would probably be a brewery or tap house in the new complex.
So I missed it, the Ducks announced a similar concept (same time as the Angels) around the Honda Center that practically connects to Anaheim Stadium at the 57. If both developments happen and are a success that would be awesome and an insanely big "live, work, play" complex (I fucking hate that term).
"L.A. Live covers about 23 acres. The Angels and Ducks projects total 268 acres."
Pujols at bat better not be the metaphor for our season.
16 teams is a way to finally get Trout into the playoffs.
ESPN had that stat the wrong way Mickey Mantle has the same OPS as Mike Trout
seeing heaney throw strikes and keep his pitch count down was a nice
let’s see the pen blow this now
We will sneak in at the 8th seed in the AL
Jason Castro LFGO
The new extra innings rule is bullshit
Yeah these "speed up the game" rules never make sense to me. Even the intentional walk one. No, make the pitcher throw 4 times if he wants to walk someone.
Each team and their batting orders have different dynamics. I'd say that both teams getting a player on second does not necessarily mean it was an equal trade off just to speed up the game
my eyes can’t believe the amount of strikes they’re seeing
bullpen will wake me from this beautiful dream though
Love seeing fans at the Big A. Need to look into getting tickets for some games this season.
Also no more Victor Rojas in the booth, Matt Vasgersian is the announcer with Darron Sutton filling in when Vasgersian has MLBN and ESPN duties. Gubicza is back and Jose Molina got upgraded and is supposed to be more of a third guy instead of an analyst.
Who is calling the game tonight? Gotta learn the new voices.
Sutton, who is also Don Sutton’s son. Loved how dad for the Braves and TBS.
You would know Vasgersian from ESPN and MLB Network or even a video game mlb 2005 on PS2.
I didn’t think it was Vasgerian but sometimes they sound different doing local games. Sutton did a weird scream thing earlier after a strike out.
MODEVIL wiki says Darren Sutton called Sun Devil basketball games so you should be cool with him
This is the first I’m learning of that and also shows how much attention I pay to ASU basketball.