Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bartleby the Scrivener

This is a picture of the field configuration at the L.A. Coliseum, where the Sox will play the Dodgers tonight in front of an estimated 115,000. The legendary old stadium is a great many things, but it seems that a ballyard it quite clearly is not. That left-field wall is 60 feet high, made of mesh, and, oh, by the way, 201 feet from home.

It'll be worth the price of admission watching Manny play offense and defense tonight. Even Jason Varitek might be able to hit one out in left. Eh, scratch that. It does, after all, require contact to lift a ball into the air.

(h/t to Joy of Sox for the image)


rob said...

the game had quite a bit of an arcade quality to it - dodgers used 5 infielders, youks hit a 300-foot homer, ellsbury needed oxygen after chasing a ball into the gap in right center, etc. seems like the crowd and players had fun. glad nobody got hurt.

Nick said...

When asked to participate in this spectacle, reportedly Manny Ramirez said quite simply "I would prefer not to."

rob said...

awesome. a golf clap for you, sir.