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The Greatest Ball Plant in the World

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Ball plant?? :huh

 

Ok. Now I get it since I actually read the article. Good read.

Edited by BigEdWalsh

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QUOTE (BigEdWalsh @ May 29, 2012 -> 01:25 PM)
Ball plant?? :huh

 

Davis designed the new park to be in harmony with its surroundings. The red brick archways mimicked the aesthetic of nearby factories and churches. The park had such an industrial feel that contemporary writers commonly referred to it as a baseball “plant,” as in: "the greatest ball plant in the world.” Actually, it’s much more likely that “ball plant” was just some typically nutty early-twentieth-century speak.

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QUOTE (Quinarvy @ May 29, 2012 -> 02:56 PM)
I regret never seeing a game there.

How can you regret something that is impossible for you to have done?

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QUOTE (kjshoe04 @ May 29, 2012 -> 05:19 PM)
How can you regret something that is impossible for you to have done?

 

I could have been born a year early.

 

But I do wish I could have seen one game there, it's basically a mythical place to me.

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The only game I saw at Old Comiskey made me into a Sox fan. I wasn't into baseball too much before that, and had seen a few Cubs games with my parents and school. Once I saw the Sox game I was hooked.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 29, 2012 -> 12:27 PM)
This is a great historical write up on the old Comiskey Park.

 

http://www.chicagonow.com/white-sox-observ...-comiskey-park/

 

Thanks for sharing this; great read.

 

A lifetime of memories at "Sox Park". There was nothing better than walking "up the steps" from behind home plate and seeing that beautiful green grass under the lights.

 

I love the new park (even though it faces in the wrong direction) but nothing will ever replace the fun times of growing up in the original Sox Park.

 

 

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QUOTE (59th street @ May 29, 2012 -> 09:25 PM)
Thanks for sharing this; great read.

 

A lifetime of memories at "Sox Park". There was nothing better than walking "up the steps" from behind home plate and seeing that beautiful green grass under the lights.

 

I love the new park (even though it faces in the wrong direction) but nothing will ever replace the fun times of growing up in the original Sox Park.

couldn't agree with you more

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QUOTE (Quinarvy @ May 29, 2012 -> 02:56 PM)
I regret never seeing a game there.

 

I lived on 26th and Wallace for a few years before moving South. I regret not seeing enough games there.

But yeah, it was a great, great place to see a ballgame or two.

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QUOTE (kjshoe04 @ May 29, 2012 -> 05:19 PM)
How can you regret something that is impossible for you to have done?

 

To be fair, he regrets not losing his virginity too.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 30, 2012 -> 07:56 AM)
To be fair, he regrets not losing his virginity too.

 

This is about me, not you.

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