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Topic: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness

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CousinFreddie

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2018, 04:12:59 PM »
I don't keep records, but I've been fortunate to see MLB games in numerous parks the past couple of years, including Safeco, ATT, Kaufman, Busch, Camden, Nats Park, Fenway, Yankee stadium, Citizens Bank, PNC Park and whatever they call that mausoleum where the ChiSox play (which was a memorable game as I got to see a brawl between KC and Sox in which both starting pitchers were tossed in the 7th of a 2-2 tie, and it went 13 innings on very chilly April night but they kept the beer flowing and so about 2000 or so of us diehards waited, standing and shivering, until we finally saw Hosmer hit the game winning double in the top of the 13th). 

For me ATT still rules all with those crab sandwiches on that terrace over looking SF Bay, but I like a lot of the other stadiums, particularly Safeco and PNC park (hard to admit the Pirates have a better stadium than St Louis as a Cards fan, but it is what it is).  

I also got a foul ball at Safeco, which doubled my collection!

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2018, 04:46:36 PM »
The South Side ball park is actually very nice. Not a bad seat in the place and the food is really good. Convenient parking and mass-transit too. We take the Metra/L combo when we go down there for games.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2018, 05:31:09 PM »
I've traveled far more in France than in any other European country.  I thought Spain and Italy were "a lot like France" in most respects.  I like to ask the folks in the wine business what country's wine they would drink if they could drink no others ever.  It always comes down to Italy and France, and France seems to win out because of Champagne.


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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #87 on: January 18, 2018, 05:32:16 PM »
The fan experience at 'new' Comiskey is much improved from its first 5-8 years.   My dream someday is to a do a triple header of Sox, Cubs and Brewers in a single day.  I've done Wrigley, Miller Park on the same day, but love to figure out the triple header.  Likely would need to be a 12:15 start at one of them in Chicago, then the 3:15 Fox game, followed by a 6:05 (usual Sat start) in Milwaukee, or some variation.   Miss a couple innings for sure.

I've done this once in college football (Norman, then Stillwater on the same day).   You could do a triple header in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill if you tried.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #88 on: January 18, 2018, 05:37:54 PM »
France also has a wider range of wines IMHO than Italy, though Italy has a bizarre profusion of different varietals.  Italy is not particularly notable for white wines while France has probably the best in the world.

I tend to think Italy has two great wine regions, Piedmont and Tuscany, while France has the Rhone, Burgundy, and Bordeaux, plus the Loire Valley and Champagne.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #89 on: January 18, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
Well, maybe I shouldn't have been so hard on it.  I took the L also to get there, which was pretty convenient, but was kind of thrown because there was only one entrance on the other side of the park and you had to walk up a long dark ramp to get into the place.  Maybe I missed other entrances, dunno.

I did appreciate them keeping the beer flowing into extra innings - that was pretty hospitable.  And I did have good seats.  So, okay, I take back the mausoleum comment.  It was a good game, and I had fun, even in the cold. 

Here's a clip of the brawl:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpR0fhJ1HQA

Ventura (RIP) was the primary provocator, but Sale, Samardja and Cain were also way into it.  I also got a bit of a video of this, but not as good as the clip above


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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »
116 games attended.
Wow, I wish I had thought to keep a log like this.  I have no idea how many games I have attended.  I think I'm probably close to you in total games and in different bowl games attended but you are WAY beyond me in variety otherwise.  I can only think of one non-Ohio State CFB game that I ever attended and even for that, it was Ohio State related.  In 2001 I was a Student at the University of Akron Law School.  The easiest way for me to get tickets to the Akron/Ohio State game was to buy student tickets through Akron but they wouldn't let me do that without also buying at least two Akron home games.  I took my dad to Ohio vs Akron the week before Akron at Ohio State.  
Impressive list and I think even more impressive that you kept a log of all of it!

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2018, 06:12:23 PM »
Wow. In that clip Ventura literally complains to the umpire that, "He hit the ball at me..." Buddy, no one is that good. Not Joe Dimaggio, Babe Ruth, or Tony Gwynn. Still, I suppose it was entertaining.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #92 on: January 18, 2018, 07:06:06 PM »
A teenager got in an altercation with a cop and got killed yesterday at my job, which was kind of crazy.  Then my dog cut his paw and bled all over everything last night, so it's been a wacky 24 hours

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #93 on: January 18, 2018, 07:15:08 PM »
Yikes--is that the courtroom in Columbus that's in the news? Sounds awful all the way around.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #94 on: January 18, 2018, 07:33:10 PM »
Yikes--is that the courtroom in Columbus that's in the news? Sounds awful all the way around.
It is the same

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #95 on: January 18, 2018, 08:14:56 PM »
I have a lot of ticket stubs to the CFB games I've attended but not all of them

I'd estimate I've attended around 185 games
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #96 on: January 18, 2018, 08:22:55 PM »
Ventura (RIP) 


Huh? Robin is not dead as far as I know. I hope this is not true.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #97 on: January 18, 2018, 10:10:28 PM »
Huh? Robin is not dead as far as I know. I hope this is not true.
This was a different Ventura.  Yordano.  He died tragically at age 25 in a car crash, one of many such untimely MLB deaths lately including Jose Fernandez (who was already at star level) and Oscar Taveras (who would have been the next Pujols for the Cards - he hit a homer in his first major league AB).   Yordano was a bit of a hothead, as you can see in the clip, but still was a kid with beaucoup talent:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yordano_Ventura

 

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