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    Baseball in BVS

    So I was reading Samland's latest article about Disney's America and I came across something interesting.

    "Baseball? “Amid a backdrop of rolling cornfields, fans may have a hot dog and take a seat in an authentic, old-fashioned ball park and watch America’s legendary greats gather for an exhibition all-star competition.” It was not made clear whether these players would be real or audio-animatronics."

    Disney's America (a park that heavily influenced many aspects of DCA) was supposed to have a baseball field/ attraction? Interesting. I wish they had expounded on the idea more and explained what the attraction would be, but I still find the idea fascinating. This line of thought led me back to the idea I had while watching Red Car News Boys. In the show they talk about baseball extensively (even bringing out baseball bats as props), why is there no baseball represented in the park? It makes sense to have a baseball field somewhere in the park. Whether this means an actual baseball field where teams play or a animatronics show about baseball, I have no idea, but it deserves a baseball field. Where to put it? In place of a bug's land, in the backlot area, somewhere else? Idk just thought a baseball field would fit somewhere in DCA.
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    Re: Baseball in BVS

    I don't see Disney adding something like this in the future; but I do think a baseball musical could be added into the Hyperion Theatre with the right design. A (less raunchy) song like this would be awesome.
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    Re: Baseball in BVS

    Baseball is represented in a shop window (cant recall the shop name, on the left headed into park) Little fact, the baseball cards, featured players are actually PIXAR artists.

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    Re: Baseball in BVS

    I think it's in the Five&Dime display
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    Re: Baseball in BVS

    Baseball and California actually go very well together.

    Unfortunately to this day there still exists an "east coast bias" in the media, where it seems that the only thing in baseball worth mentioning is if it involves the Yankees or the Red Sox. But if you look closer, California actually has had a significant contribution to baseball: Jackie Robinson grew up in Pasadena. The guy who wrote "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" lived in Orange County and is buried in Anaheim. Professional baseball in southern California goes back over a century -- the Los Angeles Angels began as a Pacific Coast League team in 1901. Even today, there is a California team in the playoffs, comparisons to Mickey Mantle has been made with players like Mike Trout.

    So this is why I cringe during the Newsboys show where he screams, "I wish California had a team of their own!" Baseball was a huge deal back in those days. Only it wasn't between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. It was more between the Los Angeles Angels and the Hollywood Stars or San Francisco Seals.

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    Re: Baseball in BVS

    That would be cool, maybe have a sax quintet dressed in Buena Vista Stars uniforms. I love those uniforms on display for some reason I want to buy the display props more than the real merchandise. Maybe have a streetmosphere baseball player who acts like Casey from "Casey at the Bat". Though he could also work on Main Street who I think in the light of BVS needs streetmosphere characters.

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    Re: Baseball in BVS

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Baseball and California actually go very well together.

    Unfortunately to this day there still exists an "east coast bias" in the media, where it seems that the only thing in baseball worth mentioning is if it involves the Yankees or the Red Sox. But if you look closer, California actually has had a significant contribution to baseball: Jackie Robinson grew up in Pasadena. The guy who wrote "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" lived in Orange County and is buried in Anaheim. Professional baseball in southern California goes back over a century -- the Los Angeles Angels began as a Pacific Coast League team in 1901. Even today, there is a California team in the playoffs, comparisons to Mickey Mantle has been made with players like Mike Trout.

    So this is why I cringe during the Newsboys show where he screams, "I wish California had a team of their own!" Baseball was a huge deal back in those days. Only it wasn't between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. It was more between the Los Angeles Angels and the Hollywood Stars or San Francisco Seals.
    Add to that the fact that the Cubs used to do spring training in Avalon. I believe their field is the current site of the golf course(I may be wrong).

    The point is an exhibit on the history of CA baseball would be a great addition to a park based on CA.
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