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  • #16
    I feel exactly the same way about Detroit's Comerica Park.....

    It is the passing of the culture of our youth..... gone but not forgotten.

    Thanks for resurrecting this thread... sincerely.... thank you

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    • #17
      Back when I was a kid the O's were always in playoff contention and every game mattered so the fans were into the game. Even if the O's were down if someone got on base the crowd would start going crazy believing they were going to come back and win. One game that comes to mind was when the O's faced the White Sox and after trailing by 3 runs in the ninth Fred Lynn hit a game winning home run. The fans went crazy as Lynn rounded the bases. I was also there when Jim Palmer pitched a one hit shutout against the Twins in 1982 and it is a memory I will never forget.

      I do have a few bad memories though. One was the parking which was horrible. You parked in a lot where every car was bumper to bumper and you could not leave even if you wanted to. Another bad memory was if you were unlucky enough to be put in the top part of the upper deck because that's were the drunks were.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by ryors View Post
        I feel exactly the same way about Detroit's Comerica Park.....

        It is the passing of the culture of our youth..... gone but not forgotten.

        Thanks for resurrecting this thread... sincerely.... thank you
        The thing about Tiger stadium though was it was falling apart and nobody with money had interest in maintaining it. I grew up going to Tiger Stadium games and loved them and it will hold a place in my hear, but Comerica is just a superior stadium.
        "Batting stats and pitching stats do not indicate the quality of play, merely which part of that struggle is dominant at the moment."

        -Bill James

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        • #19
          I'm a Phillies fan and I grew up watching live games at Veterans Stadium. My first live baseball game away from the Vet was a trip down I-95 to Memorial when I was 14. My father and I were fortunate enough to go see the Orioles vs the White Sox on Saturday, August 10, 1991 at Memorial Stadium. My father and I were sitting in the right field bleachers. My memories of Memorial Stadium included Orioles fans yelling 'O' in unison during the National Anthem, Ozzie Guillen hitting a home run a few rows in front of us, Ripken hitting a three run shot to left, and a "hula" dancer performing about two or three rows behind us and being escorted out by security. I think even the bullpen was watching her performance. The Sox won 6-4, I think. Memorial had a much livelier atmosphere than what I was used to at the Vet, despite the Orioles having bad teams in 1990 and 1991. Outside the stadium, I recall an abandoned school with shattered windows. What was the name of that school? Overall, I had a great experience at Memorial.

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          • #20
            I only went to Memorial Stadium twice and the two experiences were about 180 degrees apart. My First experience was at a day game in late June 1990 and I went alone. That experience was idyllic - perfect conditions and I had a great time. The O's played Cleveland and I even got some photos of the Indians by their team bus as they departed. I got "The Governor" Jerry Browne (infielder) to sign my ticket stub and I got a nice closeup photo of Keith Hernandez, who was injured, but who was traveling with he team. The second and last game at Memorial I went to was a night game against the Yankees in May 1991 and I took my girlfriend. (I think it was Memorial Day Weekend). Unfortunately, I didn't pick up much local flavor there, because I was seated in a section that was occupied almost entirely Yankee fans and it was a lot like being at a game at Yankee Stadium. I found the neighborhood around the stadium to not be safe and even dangerous. To paraphrase the Bob Dylan song, "The Day of the Locusts" - when we left after the game "I grabbed ahold of my sweetheart and away we did fly......Sure was glad to get out of there alive".
            Last edited by philliesfiend55; 05-05-2017, 01:29 PM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
              I only went to Memorial Stadium twice and the two experiences were about 180 degrees apart. My First experience was at a day game in late June 1990 and I went alone. That experience was idyllic - perfect conditions and I had a great time. The O's played Cleveland and I even got some photos of the Indians by their team bus as they departed. I got "The Governor" Jerry Browne (infielder) to sign my ticket stub and I got a nice closeup photo of Keith Hernandez, who was injured, but who was traveling with he team. The second and last game at Memorial I went to was a night game against the Yankees in May 1991 and I took my girlfriend. (I think it was Memorial Day Weekend). Unfortunately, I didn't pick up much local flavor there, because I was seated in a section that was occupied almost entirely Yankee fans and it was a lot like being at a game at Yankee Stadium. I found the neighborhood around the stadium to not be safe and even dangerous. To paraphrase the Bob Dylan song, "The Day of the Locusts" - when we left after the game "I grabbed ahold of my sweetheart and away we did fly......Sure was glad to get out of there alive".
              Was this the game you attended in 1990?

              http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...99006280.shtml

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Steve Jeltz View Post
                Was this the game you attended in 1990?

                http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...99006280.shtml
                Yes that was the game (6/28) and I went to a Phillies night game two days later (6/30). In the Phillies game Ron Jones, an outfielder of a lot of promise (1988-1991 Phillies) who earned his first trip to the majors as a September call-up in 1988 after he had led the International League in RBI, injured his leg chasing a fly ball in RF. The ball rolled to the wall for an inside the park home run and Jones' injury was so severe that he was out for the rest of the season. It was a horrible looking injury and that's why it stands out so much. I really don't remember much about the Orioles game, just after the game stands out because I met Keith Hernandez and Jerry Browne. I do remember that there was a lot of buzz in Memorial Stadium about Jim Palmer, because he was going to be inducted into the Baseball Hall Of fame a few weeks later.
                Mention of those games makes me nostalgic for my old bachelor days. In a trip of about six days I spent some time on the beach in Ocean City, MD, some time at The Inner Harbor in Baltimore, went to Longwood Gardens in PA, toured downtown Baltimore & Center City Philadelphia, and caught Orioles and Phillies games before getting back home to Northern NJ. It was a busy week!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                  Yes that was the game (6/28) and I went to a Phillies night game two days later (6/30). In the Phillies game Ron Jones, an outfielder of a lot of promise (1988-1991 Phillies) who earned his first trip to the majors as a September call-up in 1988 after he had led the International League in RBI, injured his leg chasing a fly ball in RF. The ball rolled to the wall for an inside the park home run and Jones' injury was so severe that he was out for the rest of the season. It was a horrible looking injury and that's why it stands out so much. I really don't remember much about the Orioles game, just after the game stands out because I met Keith Hernandez and Jerry Browne. I do remember that there was a lot of buzz in Memorial Stadium about Jim Palmer, because he was going to be inducted into the Baseball Hall Of fame a few weeks later.
                  Mention of those games makes me nostalgic for my old bachelor days. In a trip of about six days I spent some time on the beach in Ocean City, MD, some time at The Inner Harbor in Baltimore, went to Longwood Gardens in PA, toured downtown Baltimore & Center City Philadelphia, and caught Orioles and Phillies games before getting back home to Northern NJ. It was a busy week!
                  Sadly, Ron Jones passed away several years ago. As for the injury that you described, that was the second major knee injury that Jones sustained. The first one occurred in early 1989 while he was chasing a fly ball at the warning track in Shea Stadium. The knee injury in 1990 occurred in his other knee, IIRC. He came back in 1991, but he was never the same player who showed the promise in late 1988 and early 1989.

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                  • #24
                    I went to both an Orioles game, which for some reason was so unremarkable that I remember nothing about it except that I think it was against my Yankees, and a Colt playoff game there while in school in DC in the 70s. The football game was remarkable for two reasons.
                    1. It was against the Steelers in 76 and Bradshaw had a field day. The Colts couldn't reach him and he had all the time in the world, resulting in a Pittsburgh rout. But Harris and Bleier were both hurt during the game, sending them hobbled to Oakland and damaging their chances at a 3rd straight title.
                    2. Late in the game a plane appeared in the sky that seemed to be in trouble . After the game ended and we were leaving, it crashed into the roof of the stadium. Fortunately no-one was injured.
                    27 World Championships
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