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Old August 4 2012, 06:27 PM   #511
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I went to a 15 inning game last night and stayed for a Fireworks show. At least the A's won, and again, on a walk off. Still going to be a tiring day I think.
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Old August 4 2012, 09:50 PM   #512
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Upton brothers make it to 100 career HRs in the same night...having also both hit their 99th on the same day as well (July 20). Linky
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Old August 5 2012, 01:53 AM   #513
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I need some good advice on some cheap ways to park my rental car and get to Fenway and Citizens Bank Park. Never been to Boston or Philly so I'm a total n00b.
There's no real great place if you're going to Citizen's Bank Park (that area of South Philly is essentially a sport's complex and I'm sure any neighbors are not fans of people parking near them). However, if it's a day game, you can always take the subway (Broad Street line). I'm not sure where to park, though.

Sadly, as someone from the suburbs who never went to every game, I usually just parked in the stadium parking, which will be overpriced and miserable when you want to leave.

ETA: This is helpful

It says that FDR Park on Pattison is cheap (formerly free) and all day. If that exists (and isn't sold out, go early), it isn't far from the stadium.
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Old August 5 2012, 01:56 AM   #514
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I got to drive by Progressive Field last night on the highway. That field looks !@#$ing awesome when it's lit up from the outside. Sadly, no baseball being played.
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Old August 5 2012, 02:03 AM   #515
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Citizens Bank Park is a nice place to visit - I enjoyed it a lot when I was there. There is a lot of parking available in the complex, but it fills up quick, especially by tailgaters (tailgating starts hours before the game does).

You could take the subway down there, but Philly's transit system appears to be stuck in a time warp from 1980 so don't expect a nice ride. Also the various stadia down in that complex are still a huge distance apart, so if you want to see all of them, bring comfortable shoes.
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Old August 5 2012, 02:49 AM   #516
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Paul Maholm's Brave debut tonight was pretty good. 7 innings, 8 k's but he gave up two monster homerun's to Justin Maxwell...like 30 rows deep into left field. He took the loss but didn't really get much help from the offense. I think he will be a great supplement to the rotation.
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Old August 5 2012, 03:24 AM   #517
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Citizens Bank Park is a nice place to visit - I enjoyed it a lot when I was there. There is a lot of parking available in the complex, but it fills up quick, especially by tailgaters (tailgating starts hours before the game does).
Parking is always available, it's just expensive. If not a CBP, then at the NovaCare complex.

You could take the subway down there, but Philly's transit system appears to be stuck in a time warp from 1980 so don't expect a nice ride. Also the various stadia down in that complex are still a huge distance apart, so if you want to see all of them, bring comfortable shoes.
On the plus side, it's a single fare regardless of distance if I'm not mistaken (it's been awhile since I've ridden it). This sets it apart from the DC Metro, which is kind of a pain with pricing. I also don't really recommend walking around the sports complex anyway unless you have a good reason. It's not only spread out, but fairly barren.
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Old August 5 2012, 04:03 AM   #518
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I just bought a ticket to Fenway. I paid the $10 to park about two miles away so that's not too bad. I'm really excited.
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Old August 5 2012, 03:16 PM   #519
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I've never been a huge fan of Ryan Dempster (he only really turns it on in his walk years), but he bought this full-page ad in Friday's Chicago Tribune, and that's pretty awesome.

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Old August 5 2012, 09:43 PM   #520
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The Cubs trade Jeff Baker to Detroit for 2 minor leaguers to be names.

Then bring up Josh Vitters & Brett Jackson. Better to call them up now so they can get the extra month of experience vs. waiting till September.
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Old August 6 2012, 02:38 AM   #521
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That's pretty classy of Ryan Dempster. I don't know why he picked the Rangers over the Braves though. I still hope he doesn't win a game the rest of the season.
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Old August 6 2012, 05:47 AM   #522
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I always liked the high-sock look. It just appeals to me because it strikes me as oldschool.
Now if they could only bring the stirrups back.
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Old August 6 2012, 01:30 PM   #523
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I just bought a ticket to Fenway. I paid the $10 to park about two miles away so that's not too bad. I'm really excited.
That's pretty good. Parking is at a premium there and it's expensive as heck. My suggestion was going to be park a ways from the stadium and take public transit.
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Old August 6 2012, 10:18 PM   #524
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Yeah, every time I go down to Fenway I take public transit in. But $10 isn't too bad at all. Enjoy your time there, Starbreaker. Fenway isn't the most comfortable of ballparks, but they've made some nice renovations, and the sense of history in there is fantastic.
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Old August 6 2012, 11:29 PM   #525
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Agreed. I was at Fenway for a Yankees/Sox series last fall and I had an awesome time.
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