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Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 8/22@5:10pm PT (7:10 PM CT)

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#221 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

8Ks by Gibson. Wriggles out of a big jam and then mows them down. Could have pitched the 8th inning. Nice work!
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

 

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#223 Carole Keller

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:08 PM

How do you feel about Fenway? I'm sure players don't like the Monster but that doesn't make it terrible. I love a park with some history and some flair. The ivy is amazing, the way the ball flies out on a windy day is awesome -- it's a great park in a different way than San Fran or Pitt but every bit as great.


It's been almost 40 years since I've been to Fenway, so I can't really judge. And I did say other than practically being a national monument to baseball as an acknowledgement to the historic place it is, but as far as watching a game, nope. Even if you do manage to get tickets that don't have some obstruction, it's just a horrible stadium from its location and accessibility to the dankness. Blecht. No thank you. I avoid Wrigley when I can. And I'm not a huge fan of Guaranteed, either, it's bland, nothing-specialness, but it's still has good sightlines from most locations and still has good amenities.
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#224 Carole Keller

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:10 PM

Disagree. Wrigley and Fenway don't have modern amenities in the same way as modern parksbut both ballparks have a feel and a history that is amazing. The Alamo is a dump too but it's also not meant to be a Holiday Inn.


Heh, one more thing, your analogy to the Alamo is funny. The Alamo isn't trying to be a Holiday Inn; it's preserved as an historical place that doesn't continue to serve its original purpose. Wrigley still tries, and it's still a dump.
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#225 Darius

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:23 PM

F yeah Gibson.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:24 PM

Heh, one more thing, your analogy to the Alamo is funny. The Alamo isn't trying to be a Holiday Inn; it's preserved as an historical place that doesn't continue to serve its original purpose. Wrigley still tries, and it's still a dump.

You may have missed the point.

Also, ill give you a "heh" for your misguided (hopefully) heh.

But, I hope that "heh" made your night and made you feel good. "Heh" "an"
Historical place.

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#227 Carole Keller

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:33 PM

You may have missed the point.
Also, ill give you a "heh" for your misguided (hopefully) heh.
But, I hope that "heh" made your night and made you feel good. "Heh" "an"
Historical place.


I'm not sure what your point is but I think comparing Wrigley to the Alamo is funny and not a good analogy. I get the nostalgia people have for Wrigley and I acknowledge it's history as an historical baseball landmark, but as a modern era ballpark to sit and watch a game, it's still a dump.
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#228 Circus Boy

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

 

This coming from a guy who caught DII baseball (oh good for me)....what the heck is with catchers painting their finger nails. Kind of ridiculous. If you can't read signs at 60 ft, you may want to see an optimitrist and go Tyler Clippard with glasses.

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#229 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:12 AM

I'm not sure what your point is but I think comparing Wrigley to the Alamo is funny and not a good analogy. I get the nostalgia people have for Wrigley and I acknowledge it's history as an historical baseball landmark, but as a modern era ballpark to sit and watch a game, it's still a dump.


I can't fault someone for taking a dump of historical significance in the WC last year over a perhaps nicer facility that hasn't been at that peak of performance for a decade, or even a quarter century...

I can wait a little longer though for my turn. One gets used to holding one's opinions in.

And sorry i missed most of the game yesterday.

The score was fine by me.



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