Saturday, December 31, 2011

 

News to Peruse

Michael Jong gives a quick projection of the 2012 Marlins. (fishstripes)

The new Marlins are also considered to be 'most interesting'. (sbnation)

The Marlins go to Maui to get a pitching coach for the Jammers. (mauinews)

(FIX) Jeffrey's past actions gets someone so enraged that he ends up apologizing for an intemperate comparison. (deadspin)

The Panthers want to play hockey outdoors in the new stadium. (sbnation)

And it looks as though the best (and quietest) seats in the park will be occupied by schools of fish. (mlb)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

 

Old Vs. New, Part Two

Nathaniel Rakich analyses how new ballparks affect attendance, and zeroes in on a factor that promises continued good attendance. (baseballot)

 

Old Vs. New

What happens to major-league teams' win-loss records when they abandon old ballparks for new?

With the help of Baseball-Reference.com, I made a list of the win-loss records, both overall (home and away) and just home records, of every team (I hope) since 1961 that moved to a new stadium within the same home market.

I listed the stats of the last season in the old stadium and the first year in the new. In cases where a team switched stadiums during the middle of a season, I split that season's records between the two venues (an exception being the '66 Cards, who, since they played only 10 games in their old park that year, I added the '65 results to those early games). I counted the away games played after the last home game at the old ballpark but before the first home game in the new park as part of the old stadiums' overall stats.

I'm not including temporary moves, like when the Yanks played in Shea in 1974, but only moves to new 'permanent' home parks.

Here's the data...

Wins-Losses
Team Old Ballpark New Ballpark
Year Ballpark Overall- Home Overall- Home
---- -------- - ------------------------------
Senators
1961 Griffith - 61-100- 33-46
1962 DC Stdim - - - - - - - - - 60-101- 27-53
Dodgers
1961 LAMemCol - 89-65 - 45-32
1962 Dodger S - - - - - - - - -102-63 - 54-29
Mets
1963 Polo Grs - 51-111- 34-47
1964 Shea Std - - - - - - - - - 53-109- 33-48
Colt 45s/Astros
1964 Colt Std - 66-96 - 41-40
1965 Astrodme - - - - - - - - - 65-97 - 36-45
Cardinals
1965 Busch I - 80-81 - 42-39
1966 Busch I - 9-14 - 3- 7
1966 Busch II - - - - - - - - - 74-65 - 40-31
Pirates
1970 Forbes F - 50-39 - 26-16
1970 3 Rivers - - - - - - - - - 39-34 - 24-16
Reds
1970 CroslyFi - 52-21 - 28- 8
1970 RvrfrtSt - - - - - - - - - 50-39 - 29-16
Phillies
1970 ConnMacS - 73-88 - 40-40
1971 VeteranS - - - - - - - - - 67-95 - 34-47
Royals
1972 Municipl - 76-78 - 44-33
1973 Kauffman - - - - - - - - - 88-74 - 48-33
Expos
1976 PrcJarry - 55-107- 27-53
1977 StOlmpiq - - - - - - - - - 75-87 - 38-43
Twins
1981 Metro St - 41-68 - 24-36
1982 Mtrodome - - - - - - - - - 60-102- 37-44
Blue Jays
1989 Exhib St - 23-31 - 12-14
1989 SkyDome - - - - - - - - - 66-42 - 34-21
White Sox
1990 Comiskey - 94-68 - 49-31
1991 CmiskyII - - - - - - - - - 87-75 - 46-35
Orioles
1991 Memorial - 67-95 - 33-48
1992 Camden Y - - - - - - - - - 89-73 - 43-38
Indians
1993 ClvlndSt - 76-86 - 46-35
1994 JacobsFl - - - - - - - - - 66-47 - 35-16
Rangers
1993 ArlgtnSt - 86-76 - 50-31
1994 BllpkArl - - - - - - - - - 52-62 - 31-32
Rockies
1994 MileHgSt - 53-64 - 25-32
1995 Coors Fi - - - - - - - - - 77-67 - 44-28
Braves
1996 FultonCS - 96-66 - 56-25
1997 Turner F - - - - - - - - -101-61 - 50-31
Mariners
1999 Kingdome - 42-45 - 20-19
1999 Safeco F - - - - - - - - - 37-38 - 23-19
Astros
1999 Astrodme - 97-65 - 50-32
2000 Enron Fl - - - - - - - - - 72-90 - 39-42
Giants
1999 Candlstk - 86-76 - 49-32
2000 Pac Bell - - - - - - - - - 97-65 - 55-26
Tigers
1999 Tiger St - 69-92 - 38-43
2000 Comerica - - - - - - - - - 79-83 - 43-38
Brewers
2000 CountySt - 73-89 - 42-39
2001 MillerPk - - - - - - - - - 68-94 - 36-45
Pirates
2000 3 Rivers - 69-93 - 37-44
2001 PNC Park - - - - - - - - - 62-100- 38-43
Reds
2002 CinergyF - 78-84 - 38-43
2003 GrAmerBP - - - - - - - - - 69-93 - 35-46
Phillies
2003 VeteranS - 86-76 - 49-32
2004 CitiznBP - - - - - - - - - 86-76 - 42-39
San Diego
2003 Qualcomm - 64-98 - 35-46
2004 Petco Pk - - - - - - - - - 87-75 - 42-39
Cardinals
2005 Busch II -100-62 - 50-31
2006 BuschIII - - - - - - - - - 83-78 - 49-31
Nationals
2007 RFK Stad - 73-89 - 40-41
2008 Nats Prk - - - - - - - - - 59-102- 34-46
Mets
2008 Shea Std - 89-73 - 48-33
2009 Citi Fld - - - - - - - - - 70-92 - 41-40
Yankees
2008 YnkeeSt2 - 89-73 - 48-33
2009 YnkeeSt3 - - - - - - - - -103-59 - 57-24
Twins
2009 Mtrodome - 87-76 - 49-33
2010 Target F - - - - - - - - - 94-68 - 53-28

____________________________________________________
Totals
| OLD STADIUM NEW STADIUM
| Overall At Home Overall At Home
----------------------------------------------------
W/L | 2300-2445 1251-1114 2337-2406 1270-1112
Win% | .4847 .5290 .4927 .5332

Saturday, December 17, 2011

 

'Occupy the Marlins'

Patrick Hruby gathers together the mightly-familiar litany of supposed abuses against the public perpetrated by the world of sports in general and Jeffrey and his minions in particular, and decides the time has come. (thepostgame.com)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

 

Squished News

While John Buck was out protecting the citizenry, the Marlins decided to disband the Manatees and also possibly the Mermaids most likely for their own safety, as it seemed that the new stadium's retractable roof could collapse at any moment.

Now that new inspectors pronounce that the roof is safe,the confident Marlins tendered contracts to Boni, Mujica, Anibal, Volstad and Whats-His-Name, and signed Nick Green. But still no Manatees, who are fighting back (they want some of the new ballpark grub).

Monday, December 12, 2011

 

Bye Bye Hopper

The Fish trade Burke to TB for minor-league catcher Jake Jefferies,
sign Aaron Rowand to a minor-league deal, and re-signed Donnie Murphy.

http://tinyurl.com/795pemu


Sunday, December 11, 2011

 

Clay DFA

To make some room on the roster for Buehrle, Hensley is designated for assignment

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

 

Welcome Alb....uh, no, it's Mark

The Fish seemed to have stopped the Pujolathon and signed pitcher Mark Buehrle to a 4-year contract.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

 

Pujols Twitter Feed

#Pujols(FIXED)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

 

Jeffrey Reveals his True Identity as 'Mister Moneybags'

We all know the Marlins are signing Heath Bell, another Padre pitcher who unfortunately is not considered a plus by everybody out there. Now the Fish look like they are about to give over 100 million bucks to Jose Reyes, gaining a fragile superstar shortshop that will allow a shifting of our other fragile superstar shortshop over to third base.

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