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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by zach619, Sep 17, 2014.
True, Ocean City is less and less Delmarva every year. I grew up with plenty of Phillies fans.
Sorry to hear that. I had to go to college with a bunch of people from New Jersey. What are you gonna do right?
I'm gonna have to think about this one. Somewhere in Dos Passos' USA trilogy there's a part about the beginning of OC, but I don't remember where the characters were supposed to be from. Before the Bay Bridge it was probably just as easy if not easier to get there from Philly.
Yeah it really is pretty much true:
OC, MD = Baltimore
Bethany/Rehoboth = DC suburbs.
Has anyone forgot about those coal rolling mutherf-ers with their salt life/deer skull stickers, jorts and hot wives? OCMD brings out the worst of PA.
Bethany rehoboth is more DC driven... think it's nickname was like the capital's playground back in the day
Hey so what's this Havre de Grace I hear aboot?
More appropriate would be to call it "non-sports related".
Baseball is not a sport bro. It's easy to not like. The $100 million dollar salaries for guys that don't even sweat and pitchers that sit in the clubhouse drinking beer during games. Oh, and 4-hour games too. And how there's absolutely no action. I could keep going on, but then is have to put time to attending to a non-sport.
Someone let me know when they change the rules or equipment so an average winning score is something like 21-23. Then I'll get interested in watching baseball (except for last games of world series) again.
Hands down, the most relevant, appropriate, and valuable post in this whole tread.
this is the Ohhh I like.
As far as baseball, they're a bunch of pooswahs. It would be a better sport if they all had bats and the runner makes points for every base he or she conquers.
is that the mouth of a buck toothed crack head? get some chap stick STAT!
That looks like all my girls after a few days in my basement.
did I write dat out loud?
Sounds pretty good to me. Where do I sign up?
I enjoy baseball. But if I based my opinion on just watching it on TV and not really understanding the game, I would find it boring. And yes, one does sweat playing baseball. Field temps can at times get over 100.
But I believe that we unfortunately now live in a very impatient, over-stimulated society that demands immediate and non-stop action and entertainment.
I played some ball as a kid - just of the "sand lot" variety. My boys played it growing up - rec league and in school. A lot of fun and pleasant memories.
The smell of the ball field grass and of a new leather glove for which you saved up from your paper route and lawn-mowing earnings. The feel and sound of connecting solidly with the ball. (I prefer wood over metal bats) Catching that high fly into the outfield to make the 3rd out. The smooth, 6-5-3 double play to end the inning. The game-winning walk-off home run. The 3-run triple, which can be even more exciting than a home run. Seeing your son hit a home run.
The sound, the sights, the smells of attending a ball game - whether it be minor league or MLB. You have to take it all in. It's a sensory experience that you don't in any way get from just watching the game on TV.
Sneaking into the the more expensive seats part way into the game. The 7th inning stretch and singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". Those balmy summer breezes during a night game.
Teaching your sons how to hit, throw, catch, and field a ball. Baseball is a subject that I , my sons, and my Dad (3 generations) can talk about together. I remember going to my first MLB game. Went with my Dad and some friends from school. It was 1966, and I was 10. Crosley Field in Cinncinnati. The Reds were playing the Dodgers, and Sandy Koufax was pitching. Actually seeing a ball field like that for the first time is something else.
When we go to central NY to visit my wife's family and some of my relatives, we have on multiple occasions made a special, side trip to Cooperstown.
Yeah, I like baseball. Perhaps more so now than when I was younger.
Attending baseball games is one of the best pro sports experiences as a fan. I have been taking my daughter since she was born. She probably went to 20 Padres games before she turned 1. We have to go see the Sand Gnats play now in Savannah, but it's still fun. As a kid, I grew up going to Memorial Stadium to watch the O's play. My grandfather would get us each a program and a scorecard and we would follow every pitch and mark it on the score card. Really gives you an understanding of the game. People don't do this anymore. It's a shame.
But yeah man, I love baseball. I think the season is too long. But understanding the pitches and the intricacies of the game are imperative if you want to watch it on TV.
I met my wife on Orioles Opening Day, 2002. I was at a bar afterwards, decked out in the Ripken gear and happened to be sitting next to a Orioles outfielder. Me and my best friend were buying drinks and talking to two strippers (we didn't know they were until half way through the conversation, but they were still hot). Our third wheel buddy was talking to another chick that happened to be with my now wife. Moments before I was introduced to my wife, this Cougar was staring at me. My friend kept egging me on to go talk to her. I slugged down a beer and appeased the crowd. Went over, chatted it up with her for a couple minutes and walked back over with a smile. When I got back to the group, my friend introduced me to my now wife. The first thing she ever said to me was, you know that lady you just hit on, that is my Aunt...
And that is how it all happened. Opening day, Baltimore Orioles. Cleveland Indians. There was a crazy snow storm in the middle of the game. Softball sized snow flakes stopped the game. Crazy. And I will never forget that there were about 20 armed snipers just walking along the roof of Camden Yards. This was post 911 and they were taking precautions for opening day. Crazy day. The first 10 minutes my wife had ever seen me, I was hanging out with strippers and hitting on her aunt. Nailed it.
Another lovely baseball story. Ahhhh. Yes, I love baseball.
thats cool. have you been there since the upgrades? despite being unfriendly to hitters petco park is really the only reason I still go to baseball games.
Last game was a Dodgers game in September, 2012. A week before I moved. I used to get sick company seats right on the dougout, but with my daughter, we always just get the park passes and sit up in the grass behind "the beach".... No foul balls flying by then. Baby was a few months old. Sitting in the doug out seats. I told the wife, don't worry, I will watch every pitch and if a ball comes this way, I will shield the baby. First pitch of the game was a foul burner. Went over our heads by about 2 feet. Check please. Moved to the grass and always went there. Best $5 you can spend anywhere.
What upgrades? Last time I was there, they had a 100 foot tall Taylormade Driver as the right field flag pole....
One of the best parks in Baseball. You can even see the ocean from the top level in certain areas.
yup... tuesday was pretty awesome: