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Offline Lintyfresh85

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« Reply #100: August 02, 2011, 11:30:42 AM »

I understand basic logic and economics. Is it possible he was referring to fans from central and southern VA and not DC area residents, sheesh?

I never said DC residents would go to Squirrels games over Nats.

The reason he gave was the Nats said they didn't want the Squirrels pulling fans from Southern VA to Richmond rather than making the longer hike to DC.

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« Reply #101: August 02, 2011, 11:35:42 AM »
I never said DC residents would go to Squirrels games over Nats.

The reason he gave was the Nats said they didn't want the Squirrels pulling fans from Southern VA to Richmond rather than making the longer hike to DC.


That makes perfect sense, I agreed with that like 3 times already. If you reframe it to adding in Nats fans along the US-15 corridor instead of losing fans down 95, it becomes a reason to stick with H-burg.

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« Reply #102: August 02, 2011, 11:42:26 AM »
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I'm happy we're not affiliated in Richmond.  We already have one craphole of a stadium in our organization in Virginia, I don't want two on our hands.  Maybe if they built a new park they'd be an ideal AAA landing spot. 

Harrisburg is one of the nicest parks in all of minor league baseball. 

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« Reply #103: August 07, 2011, 05:07:23 PM »
I've made it to four of our minor league parks this year (Hagerstown, Potomac, Harrisburg, and Syracuse) and Potomac was by far the worst (with the worst beer), which is a shame because Prince William stadium was nice when it was new.  Harrisburg did an incredible job renovating that stadium, showing that there's hope for Potomac, but the community needs to be willing to invest.

While I'm glad Loudoun Co. is getting professional baseball, I kinda hope the Hounds falter.  Then there'd be a shiny new park (with good beer) for the P-Nats to move into, and it would be10 minutes away instead of an hour.  http://www.loudounhounds.com/

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Re: Our Minor League Parks
« Reply #104: September 08, 2011, 06:49:08 PM »
What's left of Harrisburg's park.

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« Reply #105: September 08, 2011, 06:52:57 PM »
yikes!

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« Reply #106: September 08, 2011, 09:29:15 PM »
wow, we were just there last week for Strasburg's start and were talking to one of the workers about how nice the stadium was.  They had recently done a major renovation.  I guess they play the rest of their playoffs at Richmond.

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Re: Our Minor League Parks
« Reply #108: September 08, 2011, 10:07:13 PM »
:shock:

My friends in that area say it's really, really bad.

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« Reply #109: September 08, 2011, 10:11:03 PM »
My friends in that area say it's really, really bad.

i just checked in with some friends in Wilkes-Barre, that city sits in a valley and is protected by a levee designed to withhold up a 41 foot flood.  The Susquehanna is projected to crest tonight at 40.7 feet.  Flood stage is 22 feet.  They are evacuating around 20-30k residents.


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Re: Our Minor League Parks
« Reply #110: September 09, 2011, 08:07:10 AM »
What's left of Harrisburg's park.

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Is that pic from Ian?

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« Reply #111: September 09, 2011, 12:05:31 PM »
wow, we were just there last week for Strasburg's start and were talking to one of the workers about how nice the stadium was.  They had recently done a major renovation.  I guess they play the rest of their playoffs at Richmond.

They should play their home games at Nats Park.

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« Reply #112: September 09, 2011, 12:10:21 PM »
Wouldn't it be cool to have a double header with the Carolina league teams in one game and the eastern league teams in the other?  I can't imagine Potomac is in good shape after these rains.

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« Reply #113: September 09, 2011, 12:18:43 PM »
potomac is playing their first game at home (game 3) on Saturday.

I wonder what flood plane Nats park is on, the stadium is sunk about 15 feet or so into the ground, and borders a river.  What would it take for that stadium to flood?

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« Reply #114: September 09, 2011, 12:29:52 PM »
Senators should play @ Nats Park for the rest of the playoffs.

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« Reply #115: September 09, 2011, 12:32:55 PM »
Senators should play @ Nats Park for the rest of the playoffs.
First ever playoff game at Nats Park.  Ironically enough, Bryce Harper would probably be in the dugout...

I think it would be a great idea.

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« Reply #116: September 09, 2011, 12:37:39 PM »
Senators should play @ Nats Park for the rest of the playoffs.

That's a good idea.

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« Reply #117: September 09, 2011, 01:40:53 PM »
Senators should play @ Nats Park for the rest of the playoffs.

this would be awesome.

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« Reply #118: September 09, 2011, 05:35:00 PM »
They should play their home games at Nats Park.

Fantastic suggestion.

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« Reply #119: February 02, 2012, 03:13:39 PM »
Harrisburg is on the mend as they try and fix up the field after the terrible flood that swept through the area in September.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYCGXzMwNYM

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« Reply #120: February 02, 2012, 05:54:57 PM »
I don't remember if anyone posted pics of the flood.


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« Reply #121: February 02, 2012, 06:02:03 PM »
You actually commented on the picture of the stadium I posted when it was flooded. :lol:

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« Reply #122: February 02, 2012, 06:03:06 PM »
You actually commented on the picture of the stadium I posted when it was flooded. :lol:

Was it in this thread :shrug:

I'm old, I don't remember as well as I used to :old:

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« Reply #123: February 02, 2012, 06:04:26 PM »
Was it in this thread :shrug:

I'm old, I don't remember as well as I used to :old:

Oh, it's on this page :-[

The pic you posted is broken (for me anyway) now.  :razz:

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« Reply #124: February 02, 2012, 06:15:17 PM »
such a pretty park.  can't wait to go up this year.