Posted on: August 3, 2008 11:53 am

ballpark tour

I've never mentioned it here but for the last 4 years my Dad and I have been touring the ballparks of America and North America and we are down to the Final 3 (5 if you include the new Busch Stadium and Nationals Park, 7 if you include the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in our hometown of New York). I'm going to tell you what we think of every park:


1. Yankee Stadium: We're Yankees fans so were biased and we go here 10-15 times a year but this is the classic ballpark. So much history. So many great moments. The best fans in baseball in the best city in the world. So much history has happened here. However, its a little outdated so its good to know were getting a new stadium next year. But you think of the legends who have played here, from Ruth and Gehrig to Bernie and Jeter. This is the hallowed grounds of baseball.

2. Shea Stadium: I like the Mets. I'm not a Mets fan but I like watching the Mets. I hate Shea. Its a dump. I think most Mets fans feel that way too. There is no charm to this place. Its purple...PURPLE! Its next door to LaGuardia! Theres a HOME RUN APPLE in Center Field! The bathrooms have 1 stalls, and 2 urinals! The food is...actually OK. The rest stinks though. It leaks even when it doesnt rain! Mets fans are good fans though. They can be a little whiny but whatever, they're good fans because they're New Yorkers and New Yorkers appreciate good baseball. Some good things have happened here: Mets winning the 1969 World Series, Bill Buckner and 2 nights later Game 7 triumph in 1986, Robin Ventura's Grand Slam Single, the 2000 World Series (woo!), Endy Chavez amazing catch. Its not like its all bad.

3. Fenway Park: This is probably the second most historic ballpark and as much as we hate the Sox we love their ballpark. The Green Monster is an American landmark. Its one of the coolest things in sports. I characterize Red Sox fans in two ways: the drunk Irish idiot or the real baseball fan. The real baseball Red Sox fan is among the best in baseball.  The drunk who chants "Yankees Suck" is not. Food at Fenway is average outside of the Fenway Frank which is awesome. The Red Sox are a historic team but if you think about it not much history has happened at Fenway because the Red Sox two most recent World Series titles (2004, ugh, and 2007) have been won on the road in Colorado and St. Louis. I love the city of Boston too. Its a great small little city and a good sports town. They love the Sox but the Celtics and Pats are big too. Even the Bruins and Revolution have fans.

4. Citizens Bank Park: Amazing. What a place. Its small, but man its got amenities. Its probably the only place where you can talk to Phillies legend Greg Luzinski and carry on a legitimate conversation. The Bull's pulled pork sandwhich is awesome. Probably the best food I've had so far on the tour. My dad said the same thing about his Turkey Leg. Phillies fans suck however. Its a football town. They chanted "E-A-G-L-E-S! EAGLES!" when the Phillies were losing. When the Yankees are losing we dont chant "J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!" or "LETS GO Giants!" Especially when football season isnt for two months! They werent into the game even when Philly had a chance to win. Philly is a good town. The cheesesteak is the best thing to happen to food. Go to Pats. Geno's sucks.

more to come, thats just the northeast!!

Category: MLB
Posted on: July 18, 2008 2:30 pm

What the Yankees MUST do to make the playoffs!

Playoffs?? PLAYOFFS?! Dont talk about...PLAYOFFS?!!

Anyway, Richie Sexson sucks...he's become our second guaranteed out after Jose Molina from now on! Maybe third after Brett Gardner, or fourth after Melky Cabrera...

I got a feeling that Tampa's gonna come back down to earth a little bit but still keep enough pace with the Red Sox and Yankees to keep things interesting. The good news is this opens a door for the Yankees! If we get a solid pitcher (all the superstars like Harden and Sabathia are gone) like a Randy Wolf maybe or even Erik Berdard I hear is available, we have a solid staff once again. If Wang comes back healthy, we have a great staff. If Carl Pavano comes back healthy...hahahahahahahahahaha, rofl, like thats gonna happen!

Derek Jeter needs to start being a consistant hitter this year. He keeps grounding into Double Plays! All over the bloody place! Step up as a leader Derek! For the love of god!

Giambi, A-Rod, and Abreu need to continue to do their thing. Posada needs to get going. WE MUST GET AT LEAST Johnny Damon BACK! If we get Matsui back its a blessing! Johnny Damon must come back! This team cannot survive with Brett Gardner! We can live with Melky, NOT GARDNER!

If all this happens, we're in and the last game isnt on September 21st! 
Posted on: July 18, 2008 2:17 pm

The New York Metropolitans are Rolling!

10 straight wins for the orange and blue...

if things keep up they should be in the playoffs...

now if only the Yankees could get going!
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 12, 2008 9:25 pm

RIP Bobby Murcer

The nicest man to ever wear the Pinstripes...

RIP Bobby
Category: MLB
Posted on: June 30, 2008 11:48 am

The Plan!

Get ready to get pissed city of Boston because here I come...

I will be attending camp in Boston the week from July 20th to the 25th and to show how awesome New York is and how great fans we are (ok, and probably how obnoxious we are too!) I will be wearing a Jeremy Shockey Giants jersey and a Yankees hat one of the days I am in the so called Hub.

Now, I am not mentally retarded. I am fully aware of how much people from Boston hate New York sports teams and fans but it will be totally worth it to see me walking around Copley Square and downtown Boston wearing a Giants jersey and a Yankees might be worth videotaping and putting on youtube, I dont know. But I dont know if they'll go easy on me because I'm 16 or if they'll treat me like any other fan, I'll be excited to see. I get it pretty bad every time I'm there and I wear my Mariano shirt or my Bernie shirt, but this is probably a little over the top , wouldnt you say?

Cant wait!
Category: MLB
Posted on: June 27, 2008 8:56 am

Is the Subway Series a big deal?

Not to me!

I am going to the game today but to me its just another game. Its not crosstown bragging rights or anything like that, its just Yankees/Mets. Its apparently vital to a lot of fans but not to me. It doesnt mean jack shit to me as long as I go to the Stadium, eat a hot dog , drink some lemonade, and watch the Yankees win!

Plus we officially ended any debate in who wins in the rivalry in 2000 when we beat them in 5 to win our 3rd straight title, 4th in 5 years, and continued the dynasty.

That pretty much ended any debate. The Yankees are better than the Mets and will be until they beat US in the World Series...its just another game to me.
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