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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 316943 times)

Offline KRS

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2910 on: August 15, 2019, 08:39:04 PM »
How do they manage to get 81 home games per season then? :o

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2911 on: August 15, 2019, 08:42:13 PM »
Thereís a big Yankees store near Times Square if youíre doing general touristy stuff. Plus lots of other shops sell their gear too.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2912 on: August 15, 2019, 08:59:35 PM »
Iíll definitely check it out. Weíll be arriving in NYC the day before the game so imagine weíll be heading to Times Square on Saturday evening after checking into the hotel. Iím guessing the sought after Yankees merch is the NY cap or baseball.

Iím actually collecting a shot glass for every American city Iíve visited so will no doubt be frequenting quite a few tat shops! ;D

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2913 on: August 15, 2019, 09:00:28 PM »
How do they manage to get 81 home games per season then? :o

When teams play each other they play a series. So when the Yankees go to the Red Sox they don't play one game, they play 2-4 games, a 3 game series being the most common. Usually consecutive days, and then when the Yankees leave Boston Baltimore will come in and play a series. And so on.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2914 on: August 15, 2019, 09:04:11 PM »
Yeah weíll be at the third game of a 3 game series against Blue Jays. So do they get points for winning the series or do they get points per game in a series?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2915 on: August 15, 2019, 09:11:38 PM »
They just go by wins and losses. Red Sox are currently 64 59, 64 wins and 59 losses. 3rd in their division, Yankees top with an 81 41 record. So the Sox are 17.5 games behind the Yankees. The .5 is because they haven't played the same number of games. And that 17.5 means the Yankees would have to lose, and the Red Sox win, 17.5 games in a row to be level.
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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2916 on: August 15, 2019, 09:22:19 PM »
And there was me thinking it was hard enough to get my head around the rules! 😂

So it sounds like Yankees are nailed on to win the league? Is it close to the end of the season now?

Would I be right in saying you can take beers to your seat in the stadium? Iíve seen them selling/throwing nuts in the stands but Iím guessing you actually have to go down and buy your beers and hotdogs?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2917 on: August 15, 2019, 09:28:24 PM »
Almost certainly, they're 10 games ahead of the second placed Rays. You can drink on the stands as far as I know, and they have vendors going up and down a lot of the aisles with food and possibly drink as well. If you're a way along the row of seats from the aisle basically your money and food/drink gets passed along the row of seats to each other.

If you haven't watched much baseball and want to see some beforehand to get a better hang of it you can watch full games on youtube. And MLBTV usually show a live free game every day.
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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2918 on: August 15, 2019, 10:38:06 PM »
Yeah I went to baseball, basketball and ice hockey games last time I was in America a few years ago and they had cup holders on the seats in front (some rank bastard in front of us was chewing tobacco and using his to hold his glass of spit! 🤮). I also remember paying over $10 for a beer in the stadiums which wasnít as impressive as the cup holders!

Iím wandering if wearing a Villa retro shirt would be frowned upon at a game in NYC.


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2919 on: August 16, 2019, 11:38:51 PM »
Beer sales end around the 7th inning but at the prices they charge in stadium, getting ratarsed is expensive.

Wearing a Villa shirt should be no problem and could be a decent ice breaker to start conversations with people in the seats around you

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2920 on: August 27, 2019, 08:17:51 AM »
Original Tampa Rays owner Vince Naimoli has died at 81.

He got a bad rap as Rays owner and no doubt he tried to do things on the cheap.

As I've mentioned on here before, back in 2000 I attended a game at all 30 ballparks in 32 days. There were 6 of us who completed the trip, our leader being a Tampa resident and season ticket holder.

In 2001 we were invited to the Hall of Fame over induction weekend and had our own induction ceremony for the 'Stadium Hall of Fame' along the lines of the main one, including speeches and wearing a team cap.

Vince flew up from Tampa to be there for my mate's induction and came across as a nice guy. He also had my mate introduced to the crowd at a Rays game and inducted into the team's own hall of fame.

A couple of years later, my mate told Vince about the poor state of repair of the baseball field at their mutual alma mater,  Fairleigh Dickinson University. Vince donated $1m to build new facilities.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2921 on: August 29, 2019, 05:16:46 PM »
Yeah I went to baseball, basketball and ice hockey games last time I was in America a few years ago and they had cup holders on the seats in front (some rank bastard in front of us was chewing tobacco and using his to hold his glass of spit! 🤮). I also remember paying over $10 for a beer in the stadiums which wasnít as impressive as the cup holders!

Iím wandering if wearing a Villa retro shirt would be frowned upon at a game in NYC.



Bring photo Iíd to Yankee stadium to get a beer. I am an obvious 40 ahem something and couldnít get a beer as I had no proof of age. At Fenway, Boston they didnít ask and I happily had a couple. Sat by a Millwall fan in his top at Boston and had a good time and piss take with him.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2922 on: August 29, 2019, 06:56:35 PM »
Original Tampa Rays owner Vince Naimoli has died at 81.

He got a bad rap as Rays owner and no doubt he tried to do things on the cheap.

As I've mentioned on here before, back in 2000 I attended a game at all 30 ballparks in 32 days. There were 6 of us who completed the trip, our leader being a Tampa resident and season ticket holder.

In 2001 we were invited to the Hall of Fame over induction weekend and had our own induction ceremony for the 'Stadium Hall of Fame' along the lines of the main one, including speeches and wearing a team cap.

Vince flew up from Tampa to be there for my mate's induction and came across as a nice guy. He also had my mate introduced to the crowd at a Rays game and inducted into the team's own hall of fame.

A couple of years later, my mate told Vince about the poor state of repair of the baseball field at their mutual alma mater,  Fairleigh Dickinson University. Vince donated $1m to build new facilities.

That must have been a fantastic trip. How difficult did you find to plan it?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2923 on: August 29, 2019, 10:00:07 PM »
Yeah I went to baseball, basketball and ice hockey games last time I was in America a few years ago and they had cup holders on the seats in front (some rank bastard in front of us was chewing tobacco and using his to hold his glass of spit! 🤮). I also remember paying over $10 for a beer in the stadiums which wasnít as impressive as the cup holders!

Iím wandering if wearing a Villa retro shirt would be frowned upon at a game in NYC.



Bring photo Iíd to Yankee stadium to get a beer. I am an obvious 40 ahem something and couldnít get a beer as I had no proof of age. At Fenway, Boston they didnít ask and I happily had a couple. Sat by a Millwall fan in his top at Boston and had a good time and piss take with him.

I carry my passport with me all the time in the Colonies. Even as a fat, bald bloke nearing 50 I still get IDíd

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2924 on: August 29, 2019, 10:07:39 PM »
Original Tampa Rays owner Vince Naimoli has died at 81.

He got a bad rap as Rays owner and no doubt he tried to do things on the cheap.

As I've mentioned on here before, back in 2000 I attended a game at all 30 ballparks in 32 days. There were 6 of us who completed the trip, our leader being a Tampa resident and season ticket holder.

In 2001 we were invited to the Hall of Fame over induction weekend and had our own induction ceremony for the 'Stadium Hall of Fame' along the lines of the main one, including speeches and wearing a team cap.

Vince flew up from Tampa to be there for my mate's induction and came across as a nice guy. He also had my mate introduced to the crowd at a Rays game and inducted into the team's own hall of fame.

A couple of years later, my mate told Vince about the poor state of repair of the baseball field at their mutual alma mater,  Fairleigh Dickinson University. Vince donated $1m to build new facilities.

That must have been a fantastic trip. How difficult did you find to plan it?

Luckily I didnít do any of the planning (other than getting myself to/from the US). I just had to make sure I was where I should be at the right time. However, since we were travelling nearly every day, that was bad enough.

My mate runs a sports travel company near Boston, so he put together the trip as a celebration for the millennium. Nine of us started out but only six of us made it all the way.