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    Where is the best place to be before and after a game in your city?

    This summer I will be making my way around the country visiting all 30MLB ballparks. For my inspiration see http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com/2012/02/trip.html
    When I go to Cleveland I will be shown around by Matt Van Wormer who writes for www.didthetribewinlastnight.com. We will be eating lunch before the game a restaurant that was featured on Man Vs Food, arriving at the park a few hours before game time to check things out, and sitting in the “Social Media Suite”. It’s shaping up to be an amazing once in a lifetime experience. I will tell you all about it once I am in Cleveland.


    That got me to thinking that maybe I should seek out a “tour guide” in each city. It’s not a particularly hard position just meet up with me and show me where the fun spots are and show me around the park. Basically I am looking for somebody to be an ambassador to your city. I'm looking to experience and document the best possible game day environment in each park. If this is something that interests you please email me at [email protected]. You can find my schedule Here http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com/2012/02/trip.html

    As I said before I will be documenting every aspect of my trip. Please feel free to take a look at my blog and join me for my adventure. http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com You can also find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BaseballDreamin or twitter: https://twitter.com/BaseballDreamin

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    Originally posted by rbreisacher24 View Post
    Where is the best place to be before and after a game in your city?

    This summer I will be making my way around the country visiting all 30MLB ballparks. For my inspiration see http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com/2012/02/trip.html
    When I go to Cleveland I will be shown around by Matt Van Wormer who writes for www.didthetribewinlastnight.com. We will be eating lunch before the game a restaurant that was featured on Man Vs Food, arriving at the park a few hours before game time to check things out, and sitting in the “Social Media Suite”. It’s shaping up to be an amazing once in a lifetime experience. I will tell you all about it once I am in Cleveland.


    That got me to thinking that maybe I should seek out a “tour guide” in each city. It’s not a particularly hard position just meet up with me and show me where the fun spots are and show me around the park. Basically I am looking for somebody to be an ambassador to your city. I'm looking to experience and document the best possible game day environment in each park. If this is something that interests you please email me at [email protected]. You can find my schedule Here http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com/2012/02/trip.html

    As I said before I will be documenting every aspect of my trip. Please feel free to take a look at my blog and join me for my adventure. http://baseballdreamin.blogspot.com You can also find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BaseballDreamin or twitter: https://twitter.com/BaseballDreamin
    There is some sort of special tour in the stadium where you can see Philadelphia Athletics stuff. There is also an Athletics museum unrelated to the Phillies organization. It's somewhere around Philly, not directly in the city from what I remember.
    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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      The Philadelphia Athletics Museum is great but i would call them at (215) 323-9901 to find out their operating hours. They are located at 6 N. York Rd. , Hatboro,, PA 19040. (About 20 miles due North of Citizens Bank Park. Also there was a rumor that they might close down their store and only sell materials on the Internet but as far as i know, that hasn't happened yet and they still have store hours. but it would be important to check first.
      When Veterans Stadium housed the Philadelphia Basaeball Wall Of Fame they would have yearly elections for one Phillie and one Athletic and they would install new plaques for one elected member of each team every year since 1978. However, when the Phillies moved to Citizens Bank Park to start the 2004 season, THE YEARLY aTHLETICS ELECTIONS ENDED and almost every vestige of Athletics memOrabilia was removed and the plaque area in the new staDIUM WAS CALLED SIMPLY tHE pHILLIES wALL oF fAME.. There is a statue of Connie Mack that stands in betweem the Left Field and Third Base gates. on the back of the statue is a plaque with a list of all the Athletics that had been elected to the Philadelphia Wall Of Fame. That's about all that remains of the Athletics in that park and the plaques of the individual Athletics player were either sold or donated to the Philadelphia Athletics Museum. That's one of the cool things that is in that museum. They also have some great photo archives of both Phillies and Athletics players and copies of all photos are for sale. The last time I was there they also had several years' worth of Phillies programs for sale and a bunch of books for sale about the Athletics, Phillies, Eagles and other Philly sports teams.
      The very simplest way to get to the Phila. Athletics Museum is to hop on S. Broad St., which runs by the west side of CBP. It's about a 20 mile, 45 minute trip (under ideal conditions - see Google Maps) take S. Broad/Rt. 611 unTil it becomes N. Broad and take it north right out of the city. It's called various local names but the one thing that is consistent is that it is also called State road 611. You take it for about 17 to 17.5 miles FROM THE BALLPARK and then there is a slight bend in the road and you turn slightly right to get on Rt. 263 North. also called South York Road. Follow this for about 2.5 miles and it will take you sraight to the museum. The museum is right at the spot where S. York becomes N.York. Once you turn off 611 onto 263 if you simply stay on 263 FOR A BIT OVER TWO MILES you can't miss it.
      Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-07-2012, 12:36 PM.

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