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Nope, because for anyone in Baltimore to become another Steve Bartman, the Orioles would have to be in the playoffs.
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New York ranger you are a fucking teacher and are getting your an you're wrong come the fuck on
You're entering grad school and making silly typos, neglecting to put quotation marks around words to point out that you're referring to them as words, and using a run-on sentence. Come on.
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NYR is getting unfairly piled on here. Other comments in the thread aside, the 3000 hit situation is not even debatable- the guy is a schmuck for giving that princess his ball back.

Had I caught that HRl I would probably have contrived some kind of paid webcast event where I light the ball on fire.
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You're entering grad school and making silly typos, neglecting to put quotation marks around words to point out that you're referring to them as words, and using a run-on sentence. Come on.
Could you translate his sentence into English, since you seem to understand it? Edit: Minor League baseball is really fucking fun. I'd much rather take my kids to 9 minor league games, and 1 MLB game (just for a taste) then only MLB games.
post #155 of 174
youarematt, a dog is not a kid.
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Could you translate his sentence into English, since you seem to understand it?

Translated: New York Ranger, I find it alarming that, despite being an educator, you have mixed up "your" and "you're." This is a common typographical error, but it is one that I associate with uneducated or lackadaisical buffoons. Please do better, for the sake of the youth of New York.
post #157 of 174
i was typing on my broken ass iphone! new york ranger, as a primary school teacher i would hope you would have a better grasp on the differences between "your" and "you're"
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youarematt, a dog is not a kid.
The little dear is twelve today. Seriously, if I had a kid, I would take him to minor league games. They are really fun. I am reiterating this for those of you who have decided to become good little breeders.
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I am reiterating this for those of you who have decided to become good little breeders.

You are so frisco.
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I don't buy this rationale. Doing what you suggest is like going to a fancy restaurant and ordering water and a salad cause it's all you can afford. In that case dont go to the fancy place, but this isnt about some uppity eatery, its the fucking ballpark. The whole package is what a ball game is. And your $13 seats are where you literally need binoculars to see the players, and when the Pirates or Royals are in town. Why do you think food prices are what they are, because they know people will pay them.

NYR, I'm actually legitimately curious here.

I've been to Yankee Stadium, the old one, but still, I've got a sense of prices.

I remember my meatball parm was like 12 bucks. For easy math, 15. That means if I had four that would be $60.

Walked around the gift shop, I got a souvenir bat for Yankee Stadium's last season. That was like $13. Again, simpler math and say $15. You have two kids, right? So that's $30. I guess maybe kids will be mollified and you'll have to get them something else. Some Derek Jeter knickknacks are $20. So we're looking at $70 total for two kids.

I did sit in like $20 seats, they were good and it was against a good team. I could see the game and it was fun, especially being accosted by a cadre of drunk hot chicks. (Side note: wish my dad wasn't there. A real buzzkill for the ladies).

Now... with some actual numbers... I'm looking at a $210 outlay. Maximum.

I really don't know how you need or can find ways to spend another $190 with out some modicum of self restraint. And I have an excellent ability to spend money, FWIW.

My question is: do you buy souvenirs for your kids every time you go to a game? Are they conditioned to want doodads when they visit a place? Because, now I'm not telling you how to lead your life, but I think the problem here isn't so much the Yankees and professional sports writ large.... it is you. Seriously. If kids need more than two pieces of crap when visiting stuff... probably spoiled (and if they "have to have" just one thing... you get the drift). If you "have to" have an ultimate experience when you go to a game... it is you. As was said elsewhere...we get so caught up searching for the best, we miss what is just merely pretty good and often that is great. And you save $200 bucks.

Sorry dude. That's just the way it is.

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Seriously, I read Ed's criticism of you in DT and thought he might be going a bit overboard, so I thought I'd read this thread. Your accusation against me shows he was probably being too easy on you.

So basically what you are saying is edinatlanta doesn't fail again?

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The little dear is twelve today. Seriously, if I had a kid, I would take him to minor league games. They are really fun. I am reiterating this for those of you who have decided to become good little breeders.

Minor league is the shit.

Seriously NYR, drive out to Staten Island (or, another money saving tip... mass transit!) and watch the Empires. Shit is so much more fun, and you can have the "ultimate" experience for probably much less than my still incredibly fun and spoiling experience.

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Had I caught that HRl I would probably have contrived some kind of paid webcast event where I light the ball on fire.

Real talk: this is the best answer.
post #161 of 174
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Could you translate his sentence into English, since you seem to understand it?

Edit: Minor League baseball is really fucking fun. I'd much rather take my kids to 9 minor league games, and 1 MLB game (just for a taste) then only MLB games.


Not sure if its head and shoulders above MLB, but the Minor League ballparks and games (IMO) do offer better promotions and accessiblity to players (who tend to sign autos and baseball without nagging). If you're a prospector its good to get down to some A and AA games. Also its a good opportunity to see guys on rehab assignments you may not get to see in the majors.
post #162 of 174
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The little dear is twelve today. Seriously, if I had a kid, I would take him to minor league games. They are really fun. I am reiterating this for those of you who have decided to become good little breeders.

It is fun, I grant that. A few years ago, the blOwrioles AA affiliate (Bowie Baysox) played a season or two at Memorial Stadium (the O's old stadium before they moved to Camden Yards) and as high schoolers a bunch of us from the baseball team went to watch a few games.

We sat right above the dugout. I remember one of my teammates bumming some chew from one of the players.

In hindsight, that sort of seems like an iammatt kind of story, except the chew would be coke and the player would be Joe Montana or something.

Happy Birthday to your dog, btw.
post #163 of 174
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It's a thread about how somebody was a schmuck because he decided to do something nice rather than to milk it for whatever money he could, how it costs $500 dollars to go to a baseball game when it really doesn't, and about how he deserves to see baseball and get a jersey and get a foot long hot dog because this is America. The sick congregation of get what you can or you are an asshole, woe is me and I am entitled is just a bit too much to bear.

I don't like how much sports cost either, but it is simply a function of supply and demand, except you can still sit in the bleachers and bring a sandwich and have fun with your kids, just like your parents used to do, but that isn't what NYR wants. He wants club level, foot massage and the rest of the works. Give me a break, really.

So, in conclusion, I agree with your sentiment, but his is not yours.

How can you say its supply and demand when the stadiums are half empty? And you can sit in the bleachers for $25, I'll give you that, but they'll take the sandwich you USED to be able to bring in, and toss it.

Re: the guy being a schmuck, in its most innocuous use, a schmuck is a person who does a stupid thing. It has nothing to do with whether or not he's a good guy. He had a chance to cash in on being in the right place at the right time. He didn't, and now he's on the line for a shit load of money because he didn't do what I would have done. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

Anyone who doesn't generally agree with your mindset is always a horrible human right? You must be a barrel of laughs to hang around. I can see why your around here so much of your time. Its also easy to say what you say when you are able to get what you want most of the time too, but its clear that fact is not lost on you or the people who read this.

This shows you also do not really understand the concept of "supply and demand," although you clearly think you do. Also, something tells me you would be against price discrimination, based on the concept's title alone.
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Looks like kharma's working in the kid's favor. Modell's and Steiner sports each pledged $25k to the kid, Modell's also kicked in a lifetime discount, and steiner (or Modell-forgot which) gave the kid a 2009 world series ring worth 40k
post #165 of 174
Miller also said they'd pick up his tax bill. Did anyone really think that someone wasn't going to do that? It is just great PR and you get a customer for life
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