Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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Citi Field Obstructed View Section 512

Since we've heard in radio interviews that dopey bloggers like me are just whiny, I have taken to following the guidelines set out by David Howard who defines an obstructed view as:

"The way we characterize “obstructed” is if you have an obstruction, something in front of you — a beam, a pillar, something that’s blocking your view."

Once again we aren't complaining about "geometry" or not being able to see the left fielder (because why would you expect to see all the defensive players from your seat).

Peter sent this in.  It is from Section 512, Row 5, Seat 4.

I am no expert in obstructed views.   Is a railing a "beam" or "pillar?"  It does seem to be something obstructing your view.

Come on Dave, just admit there's some obstructed views at Citi Field and we can stop.  You're having a good off-season admitting some mistakes were made in 2009, why not clear this one out to so we can focus on whining about the black uniforms.  It's all about being honest with the fans, and in the spirit of honesty - your quote bugs the spit out of me.

If you're new to the blog, or say a high powered Mets executive who thinks we make this stuff up, you may want to check out these links:

Yes Virigina
Reminding everyone what an obstructed view is

You won't believe This Obstructed View video
Spend money and be obstructed in section 105
here's another video
If you aren't angry by now - check out what David Howard had to say about it.    We're wrong, the views are fine.
To be fair....check out Yankee Stadium Obstructed Views, or these, or these.

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3 Responses to "Citi Field Obstructed View Section 512"
Ceetar said :
December 23, 2009 at 9:56 AM
Can we get a picture of this seat, what is that? why is that there? I mean, it's a pretty nice seat otherwise. I've got pictures of pretty much all of Citi Field, but I'm not sure I've got one with the detail to see what this is.
Anonymous said :
December 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM
I'm pretty sure this obstruction is a railing going up some stairs. You can see that it is silver and curves at the top.
kjs said :
December 23, 2009 at 11:27 PM
It looks like San Francisco Seals fan Steve Somers dressed in his usual black to me.

Seriously, how pathetic was WFAN on the Wilpons Folly fiasco. Loudmouthed Schlub Evan Roberts never left his seat on the 400 level to explore the stadium. The rest of the shills (like Somers) read the Mets party line---with Seinfeld's help!

Only Richard Neer paid for his own tickets and explored the stadium. He sat with the "common folk." Neer called it a "large minor-league park." He pointed out the random sloppiness of the seating set-ups, the utterly absurd outfield that gives the Mets no home-field advantage, etc.

Please, fellow fans---DON'T RENEW! It's the only way to get the Wilpon$ outta here!

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