Fans get say on Victory Field design

March 25, 2009
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fieldThe Indianapolis Indians are rolling out a new online poll that allows fans to choose what mowing pattern will appear on the Victory Field playing field for the Tribe’s April 9 season opener against the rival Toledo Mud Hens. Only in minor league baseball would fans get this kind of opportunity.

Fans can vote on one of four different patterns. The patterns include the Diamond Cut, Angels Cut, Big Little Cut and the Checkered Board Cut. You can see the different cuts in the accompanying photo—and on the Indians’ Web site.

Fans can find the poll online at www.IndyIndians.com. Voting will end April 3, then the Indians artistic mowing crew will get busy.
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  • This is great. Way to get fans involved with a local sports team.
  • Absolutely fantastic! With an emphasis on 'fan.' Affordable and inclusive, what a novel idea. This town's major league teams should take notice. p.s. My vote is for the checker board.
  • Great idea. You have got to love the Indians for this. Now bring back the old baseball indian head logo.
  • For those having a little trouble finding the poll on the Indians' Web site, check out the bottom right hand corner of the home page at www.indyindians.com. By the way, Diamond is leading so far, closely followed by Angles and Checker Board.
  • The trouble with the field is that it is too perfect, it needs to be peppered with bad spots that will make the ball bounce a crazy way. Then whatever mowing pattern that will hide the bad spots from the opposing fielders.

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