May 8th, 2018
The Mets have hit a skid in the beginning of the month of May, and it’s fair to say the blog has met the same fate.
Unfortunately, for the next week to ten days, it’s mostly out of my control. I’m finishing my first year of college, which means finals, finals and more finals, and my weekend and evening obligations is occupying much of my free time.
Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue, but considering I prefer long-form articles, like the Citi Field scoreboard article, I’ve been holding back somewhat.
Anyway, expect more of what we’re all used to in a few days, I think we all need a few days to re-compose.
Now, Let’s Go Mets, and let’s win this series against Cincy!
Please note that all pictures used are property of Gary Dunaier, this post would not be possible without his photography, see all of his images and albums here.
The first version of the Citi Field Scoreboard was one of the best for simplicities sake. It’s also technically the longest-lasting one, from 2009 until 2011. It features the lineups with respective lineups on the side, followed by the score and count below it. Underneath that was the pitcher’s name and very basic stats. Also present was the time and some unique trivia.
It was rather primitive in terms of graphics and special effects. Whenever a play occurred, the right field board would switch to the live cam of the action. Similarly, whenever a chant took place or something to draw people’s attention, only the top part would “react”, wheras the bottom part would still show the essentials (score, time, count).
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