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  • The ballpark switched around

    https://twitter.com/SoxOn35th/status...131560449?s=19
    My dad always thought it was built the wrong way, and I can see why.

  • #2
    There is no way to get that city skyline from that location, or even Armour Park across the street. I've seen Sears Tower (or whatever they're calling it now), from one of the ramps at the ballpark, and it isn't nearly so prominent. You would have to locate the park farther north for the Photo Shopped view to be a reality.

    The ballpark faces the way it does so that it can have the "35th and Shields" address. Baseball parks take the address of home plate.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TDog View Post
      There is no way to get that city skyline from that location, or even Armour Park across the street. I've seen Sears Tower (or whatever they're calling it now), from one of the ramps at the ballpark, and it isn't nearly so prominent. You would have to locate the park farther north for the Photo Shopped view to be a reality.

      The ballpark faces the way it does so that it can have the "35th and Shields" address. Baseball parks take the address of home plate.
      Correct, maybe it works from 22nd street or a little closer plus the park in the image is further west from its present location but it sure does look great.
      Last edited by LITTLE NELL; 04-30-2020, 03:50 PM.
      Batting in the second position for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman Nelson Fox.

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      • #4
        Downtown is nowhere near that close. It is miles away, far off in the distance. But that won't stop people on the twitter thread from complaining about it. Again.
        Last edited by Tommy John; 04-30-2020, 06:08 PM.

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        • #5
          Finally. He posted the same photo on Facebook. Someone replied by posting how downtown really looks from the ballpark, along with this post "Not so sure about that... That's a 2x (or more) crop posted by OP"

          Don't know if the original poster thinks that downtown would actually be as close as he placed it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tommy John View Post
            Finally. He posted the same photo on Facebook. Someone replied by posting how downtown really looks from the ballpark, along with this post "Not so sure about that... That's a 2x (or more) crop posted by OP"

            Don't know if the original poster thinks that downtown would actually be as close as he placed it.
            I have a photo just like that taken at my first night game at the new park in 1991.
            Batting in the second position for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman Nelson Fox.

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            • #7
              Plus the picture is obviously taken from the 500 level of the park. Even if that view existed (it doesn't, the photo is completely out of scale with the park), that's not nearly the view you would get from the lower deck. That picture makes the Sears Tower look like its 400 stories tall. I've been in that parking lot enough to know that you can't see the skyline from ground level.

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              • #8
                It's way too easy to create a fake photograph like this one; totally misleads the viewer. Soon is will be easy to do "deep fake" videos too and then nobody will know what to believe any longer. I predict the Cubs world championship seasons will mushroom by a factor of 20.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TDog View Post
                  There is no way to get that city skyline from that location, or even Armour Park across the street. I've seen Sears Tower (or whatever they're calling it now), from one of the ramps at the ballpark, and it isn't nearly so prominent. You would have to locate the park farther north for the Photo Shopped view to be a reality.

                  The ballpark faces the way it does so that it can have the "35th and Shields" address. Baseball parks take the address of home plate.
                  Yeah check the banner in the Parking Lot. Pretty sure the left side image of the parked cars looking toward downtown is taken from the 35th street ramp from the new ballpark overlooking the parking lot that used to be Comiskey. Downtown is a long ways off.

                  35th street is ~4 miles from the Sears tower.
                  Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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                  • #10
                    We at WSI don't like hoaxes. Here's the REAL view of downtown from the Old Comiskey parking lot. The photo now swirling around Twitter and elsewhere grossly misrepresents how far away and how small and insignificant Chicago's skyline from 35th Street truly is. It's the sort of hoax only a curse-believing Cubs fan would enjoy. Call 'em out on it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge View Post
                      We at WSI don't like hoaxes. Here's the REAL view of downtown from the Old Comiskey parking lot. The photo now swirling around Twitter and elsewhere grossly misrepresents how far away and how small and insignificant Chicago's skyline from 35th Street truly is. It's the sort of hoax only a curse-believing Cubs fan would enjoy. Call 'em out on it.
                      I would love to, but I can’t tell if he actually believes what he posted or if he is being deliberately dishonest to serve some agenda. Don’t want to accuse him of that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tommy John View Post
                        Finally. He posted the same photo on Facebook. Someone replied by posting how downtown really looks from the ballpark, along with this post "Not so sure about that... That's a 2x (or more) crop posted by OP"

                        Don't know if the original poster thinks that downtown would actually be as close as he placed it.
                        I stopped following Sox on 35th on Facebook last winter. They had several posts that just rubbed me the wrong way and didn't need to see that in my FB feed. The one that made me unfollow them was a post in big letters saying (I'm paraphrasing): "Guess who had the most errors for a shortstop in the A.L. last year?" Obviously a reference to TA. Gah, I have better things to clutter up my FB feed than trollish posts like that.
                        Last edited by Hitmen77; 05-01-2020, 11:51 PM.

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                        • #13
                          In my 50 plus years of living in Chicago surrounded by Cubs fans I never once heard a Cubs fan complain that their ballpark isn't pointed toward downtown, or produce fake pictures demonstrating how wonderful it would be. So I have to give them some credit I guess.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ThirdGen View Post
                            In my 50 plus years of living in Chicago surrounded by Cubs fans I never once heard a Cubs fan complain that their ballpark isn't pointed toward downtown, or produce fake pictures demonstrating how wonderful it would be. So I have to give them some credit I guess.
                            When that dump was built in 1916 there wasn't much of a skyline.
                            Even though it faces northeast, there are still some great views of the surrounding area with the high rise apartment buildings.
                            Batting in the second position for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman Nelson Fox.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tommy John View Post

                              I would love to, but I can’t tell if he actually believes what he posted or if he is being deliberately dishonest to serve some agenda. Don’t want to accuse him of that.
                              Honestly, I wouldn't confront him either. But anyone fooled by this photo hoax is perfectly within the realm of someone easily tricked. "Curse-believing Cubs fan" is the obvious way to drag them back to their senses -- assuming they were ever Sox Fans in the first place.

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