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Old 02-09-2006, 04:47 PM   #11
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Yeah. I have The Boston Red Sox, Pawtucket Red Sox, Lowell Spinners, and Portland Sea Dogs all in my neck o' the woods, so it is fun.
I had a friend who completed law school and was clerking in Providence who I went to visit. We caught Pawtucket one night and Boston the next...definitely a great baseball area! Glad I got to check Fenway off my list.
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It's a nice place to visit, but having that park as your home park is tough. I was one of those who wanted the new park down on the waterfront. Politics prevented that. I do love seeing games there, but ergonomic it is not......and it is very expensive.

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Old 02-09-2006, 05:05 PM   #13
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Can't believe we're the only red blooded Americans on this board! Could probably stir up a baseball vs. cricket discussion...
Sorry guys...had to work a little this morning.

I'm pumped...kind of anyway. The yanks still don't have a pitching staff, but at least they'll have Sasquatch in center this year.
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I had a friend who completed law school and was clerking in Providence who I went to visit. We caught Pawtucket one night and Boston the next...definitely a great baseball area! Glad I got to check Fenway off my list.
My condolences on:

1) Your friend who went to law school.

2) Having to soil yourself by stepping foot into Fenway.

Seriously tho...how many major league parks have you hit?
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:22 PM   #16
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2) Having to soil yourself by stepping foot into Fenway.
This from the Bronx??? Hello, Pot. Meet Kettle. As for JD, for 53M, you can have him. Would I have liked to keep him? Of course, for the right money. Sox are trying to think long term now, and I can't fault that. We have one of the stronger farm systems in baseball now, and it is paying off. Johnny wanted too much. I cannot fault a player for going for it, but I hate it when a player goes for more money, and then claims it was about respect. Very disingenuous, IMHO. Very Pedro.
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:32 PM   #17
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My condolences on:

1) Your friend who went to law school.

2) Having to soil yourself by stepping foot into Fenway.

Seriously tho...how many major league parks have you hit?
I don't envy my buddy, but let's just say he has recently acquired a position at 36 years of age which will basically cruise him to retirement. He is, however, bald and gray at this point.

Going to Fenway was awesome! I don't have a dog in the NY/Boston fight so it was just history for me. It was also against the Yankees! I haven't been to a lot of parks, but so far:
Minor:
Five County (Carolina Mudcats)
DAP/DBAP (both Durham Bulls park...attended opening night at the DPAP)
Asheville Tourists
Pawtucket

Major:
Fulton Co/Turner Field
Arlington (Ameriquest now?)
Fenway
Pac Bell / San Francisco

Had an opportunity to hit Wrigley/Comiskey in the same day, but the stupid b1tc...nevermind. Not sure why I haven't been to Camden as it's
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Baseball is the only sport. My cousins from Texas and Wisconisn and I make a trip every year just to see a new ball park. Last year we did Washinton DC, Baltiomore and Philly. This year we're doing Detriot, Ciny and Cleavland.

Beer, Baseball and Brats. What could be better! Go Angels!

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Baseball is the only sport.
Truer words were never spoken...anybody who doesn't agree can just kiss my grits!

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Go Angels!
How can you root for a team that can't even figure out which town they play in?
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Send me a bowl of your finest grits, El P.

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