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Old 01-02-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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You should give the local minor league baseball a solid chance. It can be just as fun, if not moreso.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You should give the local minor league baseball a solid chance. It can be just as fun, if not moreso.
As one that practically grew up behind first base at Wrigley Field, I can tell you most emphatically....it is not real baseball. To a true baseball fan, the minor league playing will just annoy them. (Especially with the inane mascots running about...what's up with that??)
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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As one that practically grew up behind first base at Wrigley Field, I can tell you most emphatically....it is not real baseball. To a true baseball fan, the minor league playing will just annoy them. (Especially with the inane mascots running about...what's up with that??)
Minor league baseball is fun. The promotions are fun as well. It's not the same as Major League Baseball but it is fun in its own right. You can also buy a season ticket package for the price of 10 games at wrigley. Don't pooh pooh it. You can have a night out with the family for cheap and it's fun. I like going to baseball games because I can sit outside, drink a beer and that can be done for much cheaper than a MLB park.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:31 PM
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If you have a boat or a kayak, mountain Island Lake, just NW of Charlotte, is pretty good fishing w/o the loonies of Lake Norman.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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As one that practically grew up behind first base at Wrigley Field, I can tell you most emphatically....it is not real baseball. To a true baseball fan, the minor league playing will just annoy them. (Especially with the inane mascots running about...what's up with that??)
. And by the way, most seasons what is on the field at Wrigley would not be considered real baseball. AAA is a good product and a great value.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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If you have a boat or a kayak, mountain Island Lake, just NW of Charlotte, is pretty good fishing w/o the loonies of Lake Norman.
Great suggestion. I think taking a kayak out on mountain island lake, or the river, would be a lot of fun without the expense and maintenance of a boat.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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And by the way, most seasons what is on the field at Wrigley would not be considered real baseball. AAA is a good product and a great value. .
lol... well, I'm from Pittsburgh so a AAA baseball team is an improvement. One thing I will say though... there is something special about going to a nice ballpark in the middle of downtown. If this park has a photographic view of Uptown and some cheap tickets like Pittsburgh's stadium it will feel like "real baseball"

What is real baseball? Minor league is 9 innings, wooden bats, spitting and a couple of hits sounds like baseball to me.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Union County
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As one that practically grew up behind first base at Wrigley Field, I can tell you most emphatically....it is not real baseball. To a true baseball fan, the minor league playing will just annoy them. (Especially with the inane mascots running about...what's up with that??)
You are way out of line here... especially when talking about the Cubs. Wow. Let me go look up their last World Series win...

In reality a "true baseball fan" loves baseball - plain and simple. Watching a steroid huffing Sammy Sosa or overpaid prima donas is not special - I'd rather watch some young kids who play because they love it... in a place where young kids can enjoy it... and I don't have to pay ridiculous MLB prices to take them. Minor league ball is perfect for families with young kids and a great attraction.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You might have to keep waiting on that river
Yeah, I was going to say, what exactly does she think anybody is going to do about that? You either move to a city with a river, or you don't.
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