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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 317008 times)

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2895 on: July 31, 2019, 08:47:32 PM »
Rounders finally gets interesting...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/baseball/49179874

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2896 on: August 01, 2019, 01:14:09 AM »
Wow

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2897 on: August 01, 2019, 08:35:18 AM »
I was at this mass brawl back in 2000.

I've seen a few punch-ups in my 300 games but this one sticks in my memory because it was the first game of my epic 30 ballparks in 32 days trip

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/reds-duke-it-out-with-rockies/

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2898 on: August 13, 2019, 03:34:32 AM »
Calling up baseball fans!

I'll be in New York for the Yankees vs Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium on 22nd Sept. Looking at buying tickets but no idea where about to sit and they have seating and standing options:

Pinstripe Pass: $20 to stand and a free beer...the beer sounds good but standing up for hours doesn't! Whats the crack with this?
General Seating: tickets seem to range from $15 to $385...I'm not a big baseball fan so we can rule out the expensive seats!
Premium Seating: errr...lets not even think about those prices!

I went to the Baseball World Cup and had a good view behind the home plate but they are $385 or $135 in the blocks behind...and then $36 up in the gods. We're mainly going for the atmosphere, the stadium and just to see the Yankees so I'll be happy with a decent seat and match day experience!

The ticket and stadium plan is here: Yankees vs Blue Jays tickets

Which blocks would you recommend for a good view and atmosphere at a reasonable price?

Any advise appreciated.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2899 on: August 13, 2019, 01:05:36 PM »
Unless you're splashing out on a seat low down behind home plate, it's better to go upwards rather than outwards

Go for tickets in 420 (A, B or C). High up behind home plate.

You'll get a great view of the game and the seats are cheap

https://aviewfrommyseat.co.uk/venue/Yankee+Stadium/420B/



« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 01:10:47 PM by UK Redsox »

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2900 on: August 13, 2019, 01:41:40 PM »
Here's a couple of photos that I took from that level





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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2901 on: August 13, 2019, 02:27:05 PM »
Thanks UKR. I was a bit concerned that rail might restrict the view but looks fine in your pics. Those 420 blocks were the ones I had my eye on too so cheers for the advise. 😎👍

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2902 on: August 13, 2019, 02:31:14 PM »
Oh another question...probably very sad of me I know, but I was thinking of getting the NY cap and may be a baseball as a souvenir of the game. Do they take the piss with merchandise pricing at the games or is it relatively similar to any other clothing or sports shop?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2903 on: August 13, 2019, 02:44:53 PM »
Oh another question...probably very sad of me I know, but I was thinking of getting the NY cap and may be a baseball as a souvenir of the game. Do they take the piss with merchandise pricing at the games or is it relatively similar to any other clothing or sports shop?

More expensive in stadium but there are cheaper, unofficial stores outside the Death Star

However, you're better off buying in a Modell's, Champs or some other sports store.

I think that there's an official Yankees store near Times Square

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2904 on: August 13, 2019, 02:55:18 PM »
Nice one. This will be my first time in NYC and proper looking forward to it! 😊

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2905 on: August 13, 2019, 03:01:54 PM »
Nice one. This will be my first time in NYC and proper looking forward to it! 😊

As mentioned in the NY thread, I've spent over a month in the city and haven't come close to running out of things to do.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2906 on: August 15, 2019, 03:26:50 AM »
Thanks for all the advise UKR.

Just bagged myself tickets for Yankees vs Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in block 420A (420B was sold out).  8)

Tickets are much cheaper than NFL games and a relative bargain at just $36 per ticket + fees.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2907 on: August 15, 2019, 01:55:53 PM »
Thanks for all the advise UKR.

Just bagged myself tickets for Yankees vs Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in block 420A (420B was sold out).  8)

Tickets are much cheaper than NFL games and a relative bargain at just $36 per ticket + fees.

That's the difference between 81 home games per season and 8 games

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2908 on: August 15, 2019, 03:30:23 PM »
Thatís quite a difference! Does baseball have more teams in each league or just play each other more times?

Also, I completely forgot from the last time I went to America, you can get tickets for almost half price on Stubhub! Doh!

« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 04:46:53 PM by KRS »

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2909 on: August 15, 2019, 05:45:30 PM »
There's the American League and National League, each one has 3 divisions of 5 teams.