Dear @mets, please #FixTheScoreboard so I don’t have to nag you all summer

Quick, how many strikes are there?

chase field scoreboard murphy

Correct!

Too bad that scoreboard is in Arizona.

Now, tell me where that info is on this scoreboard in Queens?  (Yes it is not as zoomed in to be fair, I only have the photos I have.)

2014 citi field scoreboard

The Mets have done several things.

Junior (and others) tell me that the BSO used to be prominently displayed on the bottom of the center field scoreboard.  I have a shaky memory, but I know my muscle memory kept looking to center field where there was no BSO, but I was constantly reminded of upcoming promotional dates.  Can’t we have both?

So I looked to the main scoreboard where the BSO numbers have been replaced by dots.  Dots are annoying.  Dots make me have to go “one, two” in my brain instead of just seeing a 2.

My small brain is also not good at reading vertical dots.

Both Junior and I struggled with the fonts as well.  I may be getting old but his eyes are sharp and he found the red on the Nationals side of the board hard to read.

Now did anyone complain about the scoreboard in the past?  No.  And we complain about everything.

So Mets…just put it back the way it was.  You haven’t monetized anything in the new design so there really shouldn’t  be any reason not to return all the fonts and design elements to the old way.  If it was good enough for the All Star Game it should be good enough for Wednesday night against the Nationals.

Now I know how this goes.  You will completely ignore me.  I will mock you on twitter.  More and more people will agree with me.  You will eventually switch it mid-summer.

To summarize:

– Add a BSO count to center field

– use numbers not dots.

If you have a good case for dots I’d love to hear it.

 

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Shannon Shark @metspolice

Shannon Shark is the founder of MetsPolice.com, tweets as @metspolice, is an avid fan of Lee Mazzilli and Daniel Murphy, hates black uniforms and is the author of "Send The Beer Guy" available at Amazon.com. #imwith28

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17 comments
JonSalazar
JonSalazar

I also noticed the annoying scoreboard change. I finally got my girlfriend in the habit of keeping score and now she likes it. Yesterday they weren't posting the official score after each play like they had last year. We are still amatuers at keeping score and now its gone by the third inning we just gave up and grabbed some food. I would really like to see this feature brought back my girlfriend was to my surprise pretty dissapointed. 

Ceetar
Ceetar

Don't mind dots. Liked last years scoreboard (running total ERA) better. Can they fix the OOS?

stephaniemaria
stephaniemaria

@metspolice May I also complain that the Apple didn't rise when Brown homered? I guess to be fair, they probably didn't expect it to happen.

metspolice
metspolice

@EJCII: @metspolice it's because Jeff Wilpon can't read numbers only dots” Really? How many dots fit on the 2022 payroll?

EJCII
EJCII

@metspolice at the current rate it won't matter in 2022 because they will be on some middle schools radio station and public access TV

FormerDirtDart
FormerDirtDart

@homeruneapple Well, you had better step it up partner. There's a tomato down with the  Tomateros de Culiacán of the MPL that wants your job.