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Re: Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon. by tucsonmike on 26 March 2009 11:35am
LOL! Pete. On a Sunday, you can walk it before the bus shows, plus you would still have to do some walking. I walked home the long way to see if my adopted nephew was home (My buddy Anastase's youngest son Cadeau).

I never get up to Phoenix to see the D'Backs. It is two hours each way etc. I have Major League Baseball Network now. If I didn't discipline myself, that is all I would do lol!
Re: Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon. by peripatetically on 26 March 2009 11:52am
Our stadium won't sell a person beer if they begin to look too tipsy. And after the 7th inning, that's it for everybody!
Re: Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon. by Lounge Trekker on 27 March 2009 11:20pm
That's the law concerning liquor service in any outlet in British Columbia. A ballgame is good beer drinking. When I lived in Vancouver the AAA stadium was a ten-minute walk and the local pub, on the way to the ballpark would give a free ticket for ordering a beer of the same name as part of the team's name...Vancouver Canadians.

The loveliest ballpark anywhere I'm sure. I would sit just behind the radar gun in about row 10. I could hear 90 mph fastballs flying through the air. From this seat, the outfield fence blocks the view of the road and the nice horticultural variety of a well-groomed hillside in one of the bigger parks was all I could see...no concrete, no city, no cars. Nothing but greenery, and the perfect angle for the afternoon sun to grace the day. The beer was at the same level and the potty was on the way! Lovely.

Lounge Spectator
Re: Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon. by mrsthing on 27 March 2009 11:29pm
I have to say that the old Wrigley Field and Fenway Park are beautiful old ballparks. They keep threatening to take down Fenways "green monster", but keep being defeated by rabid fans.

Well, maybe Fenway isn't so beautiful, but it's where MY Red Sox play, and we Red Sox fans are very proud of "our" ballpark. (Great hot dogs, too!)
Re: Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon. by tucsonmike on 28 March 2009 4:10am
Today, I got out of work and went to a game for free, thanks to my employer. I was rewarded with a ticket for performance on the job to see the Diamondbacks and the Anaheim Angels.

The sun was out, it was nice, we had some good laughs (even when Anastase started bleeding and I had to take him to the medical station. We had a blood donation at work and he took the bandage off too soon. I already had to take him home broken once, and was not looking forward to more explanations lol)!

One of the women sitting in front of us spoke French so there was French in the stands as well, not very common in Tucson. Anastase starting teaching a college student the click sounds from the Bushman languages and Xhosa.
BTW, the Diamondbacks won 9-3.
Re: Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon. by peripatetically on 28 March 2009 12:17pm
There's nothing like a good ol' day at the ballpark. Major league or minor league, even sandlot. It's hard to compare parks as saying one is better than another. They all have their own personalities and most of them are quite fine and have things interesting about them. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the prototype for a lot of parks built today. The view of the city is spectacular, and the park and food itself is amazing. The cheapest seats are wonderful. It has a minor elague feel in a major league setting.And look at the park in Pittsburgh. WOW! The view looks out on 3 rivers coming together at one point where it is located and the backdrop is a gorgeous new city lit up like a Christmas tree and a big huge bridge named for Roberto Clemente. It's a gorgeous impressive place. Then there is the "A" minor league park 40 minutes west of home that is also marvelous. Old advertisements surround the outfield like in the old days. The stands are so close to the players and field you can almost hear them breathing. Refreshments can be had just a few feet away without missing a single pitch. You never leave the area. None of said parks have obstructed views of the field either.

Come on April 6th! Play ball!
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