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Old 11-21-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: AZ
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We all know Hollywood is a joke, the laughing stock of the educated, powerful real world
This is entirely true.

What I dont understand is how they can seriously say that this (Chase Field in AZ...formerly Bank One Ballpark):


Is more appealing than this:


or this:
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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All right I'll bite...

Wrigley Field is an icon... no one who loves baseball can
argue that point. To the non purist that just want to take
their family to a game with out hassle, other modern
venues are set up better.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Connecticut gets my vote having lived there for so long. While it gets a bad rap to some extent, as there are plenty of beautiful areas to visit, you just don't sense anyone really identifies the state with anything infamous, or at least a certain landmark. Even the support for its biggest sports program, UConn basketball, is weird- they treat it more as a pro team with a pro-style environment at games. The biggest sports rival per state as voted for in a Sports Illustarted poll, came out to be Tennessee! You can scoff at women's basketball if you like, but that isn't even the point. Because Tennessee also happenes to have an acclaimed women's basketball program as well?! Does anyone in Tennessee actually think for a second its biggest state rival is Connecticut? If CT had more of an identity, you would think NY or Mass would win out in a sports survey. It may seem irrelevant to some, but I think this is very tell-tale of the lethargic nature of people in the state to take pride in what they have and contrast it to one of its neighboring states, not a state far away to the south. Matter of fact, CT is often regarded as a hub for either Boston or NY, despite that many areas are 1-1/2 to 2 hours from either city.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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All right I'll bite...

Wrigley Field is an icon... no one who loves baseball can
argue that point. To the non purist that just want to take
their family to a game with out hassle, other modern
venues are set up better.
Baseball games are a relaxing, traditional experience. To really enjoy and remember the experience, your best bet would be Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, or Yankee Stadium. These are the places you want your kids first game to be at. Nobody cares if you say you've been to Chase Field, but when you say Wrigley, Yankee, or Fenway, people will notice it.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: AZ
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All right I'll bite...

Wrigley Field is an icon... no one who loves baseball can
argue that point. To the non purist that just want to take
their family to a game with out hassle, other modern
venues are set up better.
Set up better? How? More dining options? Whatever happened to a good ol hot dog and crackerjacks? Most of the new ballparks are a disgrace with their stupid waterfalls and swimming pools, air conditioning, Wi-Fi terminals, etc. The pussification of America at its best! Modern society sucks, and theyre dragging old-school tradition down the toilets with them.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Steve-O, I agree with you, 100%. America has become a Land of *******... Toughest nation my ass. Soccer mom suburbia, cookie-cutter homes, boredom. NYC, Chicago, and DC will always run America.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Set up better? How? More dining options? Whatever happened to a good ol hot dog and crackerjacks? Most of the new ballparks are a disgrace with their stupid waterfalls and swimming pools, air conditioning, Wi-Fi terminals, etc. The pussification of America at its best! Modern society sucks, and theyre dragging old-school tradition down the toilets with them.
Modern society... like .. um.. the internet ?
You're starting to sound like SNL's grumpy old man.... and we liked it.
I was referring to parking, traffic, and bathroom facilities.
Personally I'm happy to enjoy the new and the classic.

( Pussification...I like it. If it ain't a word it should be ).
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Steve-O, I agree with you, 100%. America has become a Land of *******... Toughest nation my ass. Soccer mom suburbia, cookie-cutter homes, boredom. NYC, Chicago, and DC will always run America.
What, driving a Yukon (where you dont even need one) through Starbuck's drive-thru while wearing Gucci sunglasses and listening to Britney Spears while chatting on an i-phone isnt, like, you know, totally sweeeeeet?

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Future Cop you are a spunky little dude.
I'll bet a testicle in twenty years you'll see things differently
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Modern society... like .. um.. the internet ?
You're starting to sound like SNL's grumpy old man.... and we liked it.
I was referring to parking, traffic, and bathroom facilities.
Personally I'm happy to enjoy the new and the classic.

( Pussification...I like it. If it ain't a word it should be ).
No, modern society as in...if you cant get a Starbucks at a ballgame or have air conditioning, then they whine and cry like usual. Or if they actually have to, you know, walk a block or two Heaven forbid.
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