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Greg Ambrose
05-04-2010, 07:19 PM
On topic, I had a decent time in St. Louis, the games were good, the arena had good sight lines, we found some decent restaurants/bars. Only problems for me were, first, it was to freakin' cold (we left the Cards/Mets game in the 5th inning). Next time I'll be sure to bring clothes for St. Paul and not St. Petersburg. Second, smoking allowed in bars. Absolutely hate it. We wound up going to a Hooters one afternoon because they had the best smoke eaters in the area (a rationale not bought by my wife). As said before, as long the FF is not in the Edwin Jones Stadium, I'm okay with it.

Off topic. Red Sox tickets ARE easier to get now. The pink hats have fallen off the bandwagon (there with the Bruins now, at least for this week). If I'm lucky, by next year there won't be any need to play "Sweet Caroline" (without a doubt the most obnoxious song ever played at a sporting event) anymore. However, I find it beyond revolting that somehow paying more than face value from the pimply faced kid, or a guy chomping on a cigar, on Brookline Avenue is still illegal, but buying from Red Sox endorsed Ace Tickets, or from Stub Hub is okay. Putting a price on the ticket is next to irrelevant. Fortunately I have a friend who has season tickets (weeknights only) and sells me some each year. I long for the days when you could walk up at game time and get a nice comfortable seat in the bleachers ($2 back in the day).

thecomicbookguy
05-04-2010, 07:21 PM
So I suppose you have no interest in these (http://www.stubhub.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/red-sox-vs-angels-5-5-2010-898458/?ticket_id=224015559)?

In rows 46 and 47 of the bleachers. Looks like they're over enough so that you wouldn't actually be sitting behind the large center field score/message board, but you'll still see almost nothing of the game without binoculars. Not a great place to sit, which is why they're available, and cheap.

But hey, you have a point - there are tickets available. However, that is a bit of a departure from the past few years, when tickets really were nearly impossible to get. The team isn't as good this year, there isn't that "buzz" normally associated with them, and the B's are a much hotter ticket at the moment (as shown by a recent boston.com poll).

The point still stands, though, that due to a variety of factors, you can't walk up to Fenway on game day and pick up 4 tickets for $40 unless you want to sit at the top of the bleachers (and, until this year, even that was EXTREMELY unlikely). Stubhub is great, but not always practical. And, if the Sox turn things around as the season goes on, and go on a run, you'll see those $10 stubhub ticket prices spike.

Carmine Scarpaglia
05-04-2010, 07:25 PM
It's interesting. It would seem that the people in New England have a good idea of what's going on in Boston. The ones outside... not so much. Some people like stubhub. But this guy freaking LOVES it.

mookie1995
05-04-2010, 07:30 PM
last couple years those $20 SRO seats were available for $50-75 on stubhub.:eek:

Carmine Scarpaglia
05-04-2010, 07:34 PM
last couple years those $20 SRO seats were available for $50-75 on stubhub.:eek:

"But but but but look, I found a link on stubhub of tix that are less than face. Who cares if they are a few thousand bucks. Technically, here's a ticket available so it's not IMPOSSIBLE like you said. You Red Sox fans know nothing about getting tix at Fenway Park. DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

Onion Man
05-04-2010, 09:10 PM
This thread is why Boston fans suck...just know when to let it go. Nobody likes your Red Sox and Fenway is a dump. There I said it. Now you can take time to respond to my comment which is completely out of left field behind that big green thing, and unnecessary, or you can stop arguing and talk about St. Louis like the thread implores.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!

"Fenway is a dump" says the guy from Detroit. You know, the city that even people from Calcutta are afraid to walk the streets in.

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 09:19 PM
"Fenway is a dump" says the guy from Detroit. You know, the city that even people from Calcutta are afraid to walk the streets in.

What do the streets of a city have to do with the quality of the stadium. Comerica is beautiful park. Fenway is probably to Red Sox fans what the Joe is to Wings fans. A dump but its our dump.

Russell Jaslow
05-04-2010, 09:27 PM
"Fenway is a dump" says the guy from Detroit. You know, the city that even people from Calcutta are afraid to walk the streets in.

That doesn't make "Fenway is a dump" untrue.

I hope to God you were never on a debate team...

Onion Man
05-04-2010, 09:28 PM
What do the streets of a city have to do with the quality of the stadium. Comerica is beautiful park. Fenway is probably to Red Sox fans what the Joe is to Wings fans. A dump but its our dump.

My guess is you have never been to Fenway Park. I've been to the Joe and enjoyed it as well, but Fenway isn't run down like the Joe is. Generica Park in Detroit didn't do much for me.

Onion Man
05-04-2010, 09:30 PM
That doesn't make "Fenway is a dump" untrue.

I hope to God you were never on a debate team...

I live in the real world, champ. I don't live in a world where "proofs" on paper are used to win useless debates. The irony, of course, is someone from Michigan calling any other place on Earth a "dump".

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 09:42 PM
I live in the real world

Never would have guessed it from your sig ;)

moose97
05-04-2010, 09:46 PM
I just want to thank whoever neg repped me with the comment, "Die in a fire." Way to overreact about the internets and those silly tubes...

STATEdude3
05-04-2010, 10:02 PM
"Fenway is a dump" says the guy from Detroit. You know, the city that even people from Calcutta are afraid to walk the streets in.

I was talking about your baseball stadium not your city. What exactly was the point of your post?

STATEdude3
05-04-2010, 10:04 PM
I live in the real world, champ. I don't live in a world where "proofs" on paper are used to win useless debates. The irony, of course, is someone from Michigan calling any other place on Earth a "dump".

Ever been to Michigan? I'm not necessarily talking about Detroit. Come to Michigan, because it beats the hell out of 47 other states.

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 10:10 PM
Ever been to Michigan? I'm not necessarily talking about Detroit. Come to Michigan, because it beats the hell out of 47 other states.

Once you subtract Detroit and Pontiac you have an awesome state ;)

The Rube
05-04-2010, 10:11 PM
Once you subtract Detroit and Pontiac you have an awesome state ;)

And the UP.

MN, of course, is the best.

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 10:16 PM
And the UP.

MN, of course, is the best.

Well the only people with internet access in the UP are MTU, LSSU, NMU students and Bart Stupak so thats just a given.

STATEdude3
05-04-2010, 10:19 PM
Once you subtract Detroit and Pontiac you have an awesome state ;)

Detroit is a great city, people just don't understand that because nobody looks beyond the surface and the reports on the evening news. Hmmm...much like St. Louis, which this thread is about. It's not about Boston, or Detroit, or anywhere else. But of course USCHOers turn it into a ****ing match.

The Rube
05-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Detroit is a great city, people just don't understand that because nobody looks beyond the surface and the reports on the evening news. Hmmm...much like St. Louis, which this thread is about. It's not about Boston, or Detroit, or anywhere else. But of course USCHOers turn it into a ****ing match.

Took a family vacation to Detroit. When it wasn't like it was now (rundown and abandoned). Still not impressed at all.

STATEdude3
05-04-2010, 10:36 PM
Took a family vacation to Detroit. When it wasn't like it was now (rundown and abandoned). Still not impressed at all.

One city does not a whole state make. Michigan is one of the greatest states in the nation according to those who travel frequently. We have some of the best golf on the most public courses in the nation, the most lakes in the country, 4 unique seasons, and more culture and class than we know what to do with. I would stack us up against anywhere else. I'm not sure why I have to defend the state here, because this thread had nothing to do with this...but it is what it is.