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Thursday, September 23, 2021

I was watching a little bit of baseball last night, and noticed something odd at San Francisco’s SBC Park:

Out by the center field wall, there was a big, colorful Yahoo! banner ad on the wall. On the wall next to it, there was a number: 404.

Now, the 404 refers to the line measure distance from home plate to the center field wall. It’s a typical marking in baseball stadiums. The marking is needed because it varies in each park (part of the irregular charm of baseball).

But in Web terms, the 404 is that dreaded error message you get in your browser when a site is down or you’ve entered an incorrect address.

So, the juxtaposition of the Yahoo! ad and that number… I dunno. Bad news.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 09/23/2004 08:28:10 PM
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  1. Center Field Not Found
    Apparently there’s a big Yahoo ad in center field at Candlestick/SBC/Monster Park in San Fran and right next to it is a 404 marker. As a geek this made me laugh. The rest of you can just shake your head and go about your day.

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