leaving early or arriving late.
"Look at it, man", he said as if he had read my thoughts. "they call it America, and they call it civilization, and they call it television, and they believe in it and salute it and sing songs to it and eat and sleep and die still believing in it, and---and---I don't know", he said, taking another drag, "then some time the Mets come along and win the World Series___" Gram Parsons, quoted by Stanley Booth in Dance With The Devil
Baseball-Reference.com, the very first game of the New York Mets, April 11, 1962 against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis, was attended by 16,147 fans.
What were their names?
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I don't see why everybody's getting so exercised over Bizmark expressing his opinion. That's what this forum is for, opinions. If people thought it was a dumb question, why did so many people waste breath criticizing him? just move on to another topic that you find more meaningful.
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Although it is also recommended (for visiting fans) to get a hotel near the ballpark so you don't even need to bother with the trains. I did this in Baltimore and Philly. Came in handy for that latter one especially, since as a visitor I would probably have gotten my ass kicked if I'd been on SEPTA after a game, wearing the 'enemy colors'...
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
it is just that a few people are going way beyond saying that Bizmark is wrong, saying it's "none of his business" etc. Rude comments like that chill the discussion overall. No wonder the activity on the Forums seems to have waned in the last few years, I've noticed. A guy sticks his neck out to make a comment and gets it chopped off.
I actually agreed with those comments. Again, it cuts both ways. Earlier in the thread, Biz basically recommended to Matt to stay for a whole game, sleep in and take a sick day off of teaching to watch a whole game. I think comments like that deserve a little scrutiny and that's what they got.
We all get his point: it's just that a lot of us think it is a lousy point. And good for Biz for digging in his heels, which he has clearly done.
"I actually agreed with those comments."
Original post: "I notice that in some ball parks I've visited, people keep score on a scorecard, and in other's not so much".
Comment: "It's none of your business why anybody keeps score or not. Stop poking your nose in what people do at games!".
That's not what happened in this thread. You don't need to make stuff up. The early conversation he had with Matthew is a prime example of what I mean.
A little closer to the thread.
I have no problem with someone voicing their opinion. I have a problem with someone who continues to argue that his way of doing things is the ONLY acceptable way. If he had said "Ok. I think you're wasting your time and money, but that's your problem" then the discussion would be over. He hasn't done that.
Jimmy Dugan: ... But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that.
Dottie Hinson: It just got too hard.
Jimmy Dugan: It's supposed to be hard! If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.
We're moving too far from the thread topic and too much about why some don't like the thread. Please talk about your ballpark expereinces in regards to leaving, etc. The thread starter really is not on topic.
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