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Wed May 22, 2013, 05:20 PM

Best Ballgame ever...

So I get a text message yesterday at 4 o'clock: "Wanna go to a Marlins game tonight? Won't cost nothin'." "Well, hell yes!" I replied.
A friend of mine finished processing a loan for an MLB Umpire and he offered him the tickets as a thank you.
So we get to the beautiful new Marlins Ballpark (which I helped build) and we go to the will call window. The tickets gave us access to the Diamond Club which meant a free buffet and free booze until 9 o'clock.
So we stuffed our faces and drank like fish. We finally go to find our seats and they are front row behind home plate!
The tickets also included our own waitress and more free booze!
This was hard to take, huh? Attendance was only about 15,000 so it was pretty intimate. It was also my first time back to the park since I was building it and what a welcome back!
The Marlins lost to the Phillies but I didn't care.
What a great night and a great ballpark.

Just wanted to share.

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Callmecrazy May 2013 OP
In_The_Wind May 2013 #1
Callmecrazy May 2013 #3
In_The_Wind May 2013 #6
NightWatcher May 2013 #2
Callmecrazy May 2013 #4
Tommy_Carcetti May 2013 #8
NightWatcher May 2013 #9
Major Nikon May 2013 #5
Tommy_Carcetti May 2013 #7
AsahinaKimi May 2013 #10
Callmecrazy May 2013 #11

Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 05:28 PM

1. Cool!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Wed May 22, 2013, 05:34 PM

3. Hey there, In The Wind!

Yeah,what a night. Great friends, great seats, yummy food, and free booze. And no hangover this morning. got home at midnight and woke up at 5 AM for work feeling like a million bucks. It was the most fun I've had since I moved here four years ago.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #3)

Wed May 22, 2013, 06:08 PM

6. I wish you more wonderful nights!

You deserve 'em.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 05:29 PM

2. Lucky, I can't wait to see a game there

Although I won't get the VIP treatment like you did. I just keep looking for an excuse to get me to Miami from Jacksonville.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. I was thinking about you when I was there NightWatcher.

You really gotta get to a game. What a great ballpark.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2013, 06:35 PM

8. The Jacksonville minor league park is pretty cool.

Been there twice. Nice park, good fans.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Wed May 22, 2013, 06:47 PM

9. I live across the river from that park and might get to go Monday

It's a noon game and the weather should be nice.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 05:40 PM

5. I love going to baseball games

I like going to major and minor league games. Some of us at work had season tickets to the Rangers for several years. They were great seats, but the group fell apart and we didn't renew.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 06:34 PM

7. Hoping to get to Marlins Park soon.

It's a great ballpark. Went to 4 Marlins games last year.

Unfortunately, the Marlins are horrible this year and the owner Jeffrey Loria's an idiot for mismanaging the team like he has.

Still, a bad day at the ballpark beats a good day at the office.....

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 07:57 PM

10. just something about the ball park



Loved going to AT&T park here in San Francisco. Opening day I got to see Willie Mays..riding around in a ball cart, waving to the crowd to a standing ovation. I have photos of that some where, can't seem to find them at the moment. It was the game, I brought a friend who was visiting from Japan. He had gone to ball games in Osaka, but this was his first Major League game in the States. Giants won that opening day, against the Colorado Rockies. We had a great time!

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 04:55 PM

11. I have never had a bad time at a ball game...

You're with friends. Great scenery, food and booze. Checkin out the characters in the crowd is what I like.
Sometimes I even watch the game.
Americana at its best.

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