The Astros are installing a gigantic new video board
Coming soon to Minute Maid Park: kiss cams in even larger, higher-definition!
Click through to Maury’s post to see the size comparison between the new board and the old. It’s pretty shocking, actually.
But, as these things tend to go, size isn’t all that important -- it’s what you do with it that matters. Advertisements and kiss cams and awkward public service announcements by players aren’t really any more useful just because they’re big. Indeed, I’ve yet to go to a ballpark where the video screens are really optimized.
More replays -- not just of good plays by the home team -- would be helpful. I’d actually love to see a team use the board for the center field camera shot we’re accustomed to seeing on TV so I can follow the balls and strikes better when I’m not blessed with great seats.