Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Breeze147, Jul 24, 2020.
They have them on some of the cut away to the outfield. I think it looks terrible, not a fan.
Behind home plate I don't think I ever saw any generated fans. It was mostly in the outfield and sometimes down the left and right field lines.
Yea, none in the infield. It looked ridiculous, I think I saw Homer Simpson.
It would be great for the sound guys to occasionally throw a WOO-HOO! or other sound effect into the mix every once in a while. Like totally unrelated sounds, like that same passing-truck-horn one they throw in TV shows and movies all the time, lol.
I was listening to the Angels vs Oakland opening night and you could hear the ball hit a metal portion of the backstop as it ricocheted back to the catcher. Oakland had piped-in crowd noise, but it wasn't that loud on the radio - more like background cheering at best.
What if they computer generated the players as well?
Computer generated the game?
If they don't pipe in BOOS in Philly, it ain't realistic.
Could you hear Tom Hanks doing his stadium vendor voice work?
Yeah here's the truck one.
I watched a few minutes of the Flyers - Penguins exhibition game. They didn't have fake fans but the did pipe in crowd noise. It wasn't that bad.
For us Flyers fans, when the tournament starts, they will pipe in Lou Nolan's trademark "And the Flyers are going on the Pecoooooo power play!"
My daughter ordered a cutout of our 11 year old grandson who is a huge Astros fan. So now when we watch the Astros play, I will be scanning the ‘fans’ for my grandson.
A plus - At the end of the season, you get to pick up the cutout and keep it.
Pretty soon they’ll have to computer generate the players. With this whole Miami Marlins debacle the whole season is at risk.
I like how ownership and management get to decide if they want cardboard cutouts. The Angels have giant banners draped over alternating parts of the stadium (plus a few advertisement banners in the outfield) - I think it looks classier.
Sign of the times, but earlier in the season the Mets Jeff McNeil's cardboard cutout of his dog was hit by an enemy home run. The best part is there were only 3 seats in that section that even had cardboard cutouts.
I still don't know why they can't put some real fans in the stands widely separated from each other.
My guess is it wouldn't be feasible with the costs of extra staff, security and lack of volume sales of overpriced concessions.
Plus I could see fans swarming to sit behind home plate, etc.
Maybe if they charged premium prices, throw in some free "limited edition" MLB masks.
To be fair, the piped in fan noise in the NHL games has not been too bad.
This falls into the "definitely a sign of the times" section.
Virtual fan brought a goat to see the game.
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