February 23, 2007

Pirates to Get New Scoreboards

Lest you think there won't be anything new and exciting to watch at PNC Park this season, the Pirates have announced that they are improving their big-screen scoreboard and adding an LED to span the upper deck:

The new main scoreboard display will have the capability of more than doubling the size of the current video display, as well as splitting into multiple windows to show lineups, statistics, out-of-town game information, animation, video clips and much more.

Finally you'll be able to watch the Pirates' fail to score runs at twice the size!

In much more site-appropriate news, there's another plan on the table for the Reds' spring training facility:

A consultant's plan quietly being shopped around by Sarasota Agricultural Fair Association leaders shows a new spring training baseball stadium, clubhouse, offices and practice facilities for the Cincinnati Reds at the fairgrounds on Fruitville Road -- along with a hotel, modern arena and conference center.

So long as the on-site hotel is for tourists and not pre-practice Craig's List interludes, it could be a good plan.

2 comments to “Pirates to Get New Scoreboards”

  1. otto says:

    Is it wrong to suffer from scoreboard envy?

  2. Zeldink says:

    Don’t worry, Otto. It’s not the size of the scoreboard, it’s how you use it.