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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2880 on: June 29, 2019, 11:56:24 PM »
That was certainly an experience.

Field dimensions not totally to blame for the high score. There was some really crappy pitching


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2881 on: June 30, 2019, 12:25:07 AM »
glad that i booked a hotel in Stratford, the queues for the Tube must have been horrible

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2882 on: June 30, 2019, 04:40:10 AM »
Something tells me that the current score (17-13) is not your average baseball score.

Nope and tomorrow very well could be 1-0

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2883 on: June 30, 2019, 10:04:32 AM »
glad that i booked a hotel in Stratford, the queues for the Tube must have been horrible
Yep I'm afraid I'm just going to have to suck that up.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2884 on: June 30, 2019, 12:44:44 PM »
glad that i booked a hotel in Stratford, the queues for the Tube must have been horrible
Yep I'm afraid I'm just going to have to suck that up.
Wasn't too bad, well organised you just have to accept you are going to waddle slowly along for a while from the stadium to the station.
My first and almost certainly only MLB game.  Really enjoyed it, sat next to a family from Boston who were massive fans and they were giving me all the inside info on their players.  What struck me was how well the Sox fans took defeat, no sense of anyone going home and kicking the cat.  Guess when you play 180+ games a season another win comes up reasonably quickly. Judging by the shirts I saw Yankee fans outnumbered the home team by about 5 to 1.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2885 on: June 30, 2019, 08:30:22 PM »
I thought that the jerseys were split fairly evenly.

I bailed after 7 innings today to head for a curry and an early night.

Highlight of my weekend was meeting up with my old friend, former MLB umpire Al Clark.

I spent around an hour with him watching the game with him in my section of the stadium. I had a better seat than he did :)




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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2886 on: June 30, 2019, 08:40:15 PM »
We bailed after the 7th too.  I'm glad I went and enjoyed the sport but it's not necessarily an experience I'd repeat.  At least not there: the queues were insane.  I never got within quarter of a mile of a merch stall.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2887 on: June 30, 2019, 08:48:06 PM »
With a bit of luck, I should be in Florida, Buffalo/Toronto, and New York during September. Unable to confirm dates at this stage, but what would be the best baseball games to go to?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2888 on: July 01, 2019, 12:39:37 PM »
With a bit of luck, I should be in Florida, Buffalo/Toronto, and New York during September. Unable to confirm dates at this stage, but what would be the best baseball games to go to?

There will be MLB in Tampa, Miami, Toronto and NYC during Sep.

There might be some Minor League games in Florida, Buffalo and NYC if you’re there early in the month.

Let me know when you have exact dates and I’ll point you in the right direction.
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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2889 on: July 02, 2019, 06:18:54 PM »
We’ll be flying into Orlando for a week so I don’t we’ll be heading south to Miami. Would Yankee Stadium provide the best experience out of NYC, Tampa and Toronto?

Between 17th-22nd Sept, it looks like NY Yankees have two 3 game series against LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays. I won’t pretend to know anything about any of the teams, or which game of a 3 game series is best to go to? Why do they play the same teams 3 times in 3 days in the same stadium? 🤔
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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2890 on: July 03, 2019, 08:12:13 PM »
In a 162 game season teams play opponents in bunches of games, ie series on 2, 3 or 4 games. It cuts down in the travel.

It doesn’t matter which game you go to.

Loath that I am to recommend the Death Star, Yankee Stadium would be the best of those three, followed by Toronto.

However, the Yankees will be closing in on a playoff spot, so get a ticket will be more expensive/difficult. No problems in the other ballparks.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2891 on: July 09, 2019, 08:20:46 AM »
Mike Trout feature & interview on Beeb website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/baseball/48894773

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2892 on: July 11, 2019, 06:25:15 PM »
Farewell to Jim Bouton, dead at 80.

Author of the best baseball book of all time and one of the greatest of any genre.

Along with the Ken Burns documentary, ‘Ball Four’ was the reason for my interest in the history of the game.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #2894 on: July 20, 2019, 10:41:54 PM »
Goodness I feel old. Just seen Carl Yastrzemski‘s grandson play (poorly) for the Giants against the Mets (go Mets).