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These panoramic views of Minute Maid Park were taken by Rob Arra. They are printed on high-quality photographic paper and are 13½" x 39" in size. You can choose to receive your panoramic poster:
Poster option Rolled in a tube
Framing Framed - the poster is matted in a black resin frame protected by high quality plexiglass.


Minute Maid Park - Astros 2004 NLCS


Home sweet home for the Astros has been in downtown Houston since 2000, when their new ballpark opened for play. Since then the Astros have had the option of playing with the roof opened or closed and they chose to play with the lid shut on the Sunday afternoon this panorama photo was taken. But this was no ordinary Sunday afternoon, as the 'Stros were hosting the Cardinals in Game 4 of the 2004 National League Championship Series.

From your view directly behind home plate, this poster captures everything within the confines of Houston's fine Minute Maid Park during a 5-5 game in the seventh inning. In amazing clarity you can see the glass wall that prevents the humid Houston air from entering the ballpark, the line-ups and score on the jumbotron, the fans in the stands and the Astros on the field, where Dan Wheeler has just thrown a 1-0 pitch to the Cardinals' Scott Rolen. You can actually see the ball in mid-flight! Although Rolen would take the pitch for a ball, Wheeler would rebound to strike him out and become the winning pitcher when Carlos Beltran made history in the home half of the seventh by hitting a home run in his fifth straight playoff game, a new record. That homer was the deciding run in the Astros' 6-5 victory, the final score also noted in the poster's caption.

The caption on the poster says
Astros
October 17, 2004   Final Score: Astros 6 - Cardinals 5
A Panoramic View in Houston, Texas - The Rob Arra Collection
Note the ball in motion
Minute Maid Park panorama - 2004 NLCS

Minute Maid Park 2004 NLCS Poster


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Framed Minute Maid Park 2004 NLCS Poster


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Minute Maid Park - 2005 World Series


Tuesday, October 25, 2005 was an historic night in Houston as the first ever World Series game to be played in the state of Texas turned out to be the longest game played in World Series history. But before the game got started the Astros put on an elaborate pre-game ceremony, which is when this panoramic photo was taken. It shows the dignitaries gathered behind home plate, the visiting White Sox standing on the third base line, the Color guard at attention behind the pitcher's mound, and volunteers stretched across the outfield getting ready to unfurl a large American flag. Meanwhile, the Astros starting line-up is being announced - you can clearly read the names of the starting nine on the jumbo Minute Maid Park scoreboard. What's also visible in perfect clarity is everything that Houston's bandbox of a ballpark is noted for: Talís Hill, the locomotive on the railroad tracks atop Union Station, the Conoco Home Run Porch, the Crawford Boxes, and the roof deck outside the ballpark.

With the retractable roof open on a picture perfect night for baseball in the nation's fourth largest city, the Astros and White Sox would eventually play for five hours and 41 minutes, breaking the previous record for the longest World Series game by a full 50 minutes. But on a night when the stars from baseball's best two teams set a record on its field it was Minute Maid Park that shone most brightly under the dark Texas sky.

The caption on the poster says
First Texas World Series 2005
October 25, 2005 - Longest Game in World Series History
A Panoramic View in Houston Texas - The Rob Arra Collection
Minute Maid Park panorama - 2005 World Series

Minute Maid Park World Series Poster


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Framed Minute Maid Park World Series Poster


Only $100
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Shipping: UPS Ground   [framing info]


About the Photographer
Rob Arra is the premier panoramic sports photographer in the world. During the past 40 years, he has produced over 500 stadium images. His prints, renowned for their perfect focus and vivid color, are licensed by Major League Baseball.



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