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Offline Copecwby20

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« Reply #50: October 15, 2012, 02:28:52 AM »
Aside from the winning and entertaining team, the Nats broke through the city's entertainment consciousness this year. People in Washington have a lot of options for spending their entertainment dollar and they found the Nats to be be one of the better options. Lots of people I know visited the park for the first time this year and they said they would be going back.

I count myself among that group and have brought 10 along with me!

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« Reply #51: October 15, 2012, 02:33:06 AM »
I count myself among that group and have brought 10 along with me!

And you had sex with most of them, yes?

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« Reply #52: October 15, 2012, 02:34:42 AM »
And you had sex with most of them, yes?

About 75%.

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« Reply #53: October 15, 2012, 02:39:23 AM »
About 75%.
So you had sex with 7.5 people? That seems unlikely.

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« Reply #54: October 15, 2012, 02:54:08 AM »
Have you ever seen a midget?

I could have sleptwith 0.00017% and still have gotten laid more than you have in your entire life.

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« Reply #55: October 15, 2012, 03:04:38 AM »
But my Lego building skills are far superior to yours.

Offline GburgNatsFan2

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« Reply #56: October 15, 2012, 09:55:13 AM »
All due respect Copecwby20, but I think this is for the win.

But my Lego building skills are far superior to yours.

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« Reply #57: October 15, 2012, 10:36:46 AM »
All due respect Copecwby20, but I think this is for the win.


Disagree.

This might be a bigger rift than LAC/LANC, which is cooler, threesomes or Legos.

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« Reply #58: October 15, 2012, 10:46:15 AM »
I'll have to disagree with your LEGO self assesment. Any schlub can go to Toys R Us and buy a box of children's toys..... Where is the challenge in that? If you and I were to have an epic lego showdown to the death.... I envision it like this.

Lego Black Ops

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« Reply #59: October 15, 2012, 11:40:56 AM »
St. Louis is definitely a city where people tend to stay. When you just meet someone the popular saying in st. Louis is, where did you go to high school. That's just how we identify what part of St. Louis you're from. Once you get out of the city the suburbs are actually really nice.  We also draw from quite a few states, Iowa, southern Illinois,  Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The only team i can think about that is around these states are the braves.  Unlike the east coast, the cardinals actually have a pretty big following on the west coast. Didn't see many Cards fans at the games in Washington. But it is hard with the Nationals red and red towels. Which actually looked neat on TV, wish the cards would do red towels.

of course, the Cards were the furthest west and furthest south team until the Dodgers and Giants moved.  KMOX had that incredible signal that covered the country. I have a friend who followed the Cards in Vermont.  They are one of the great national franchises.  I'd probably put them and the the Dodgers as the top names in the NL.  More than the Cubs. The Cubs are more a local phenomenon in a huge local market, I think.  About the longest gap they've gone without winning a World Series was from the Herzog team to 2006 - a bit over 20 years.

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« Reply #60: October 15, 2012, 11:43:54 AM »
I was surprised too. Cardinals supporters used to turn out pretty heavily in RFK days and on into the first season or two at Nats Park - not as heavily as Mets or Cubs supporters at that time, but enough that if one was in the loo or on a beer queue and a roar went up from the crowd, one couldn't tell whether it was a good play by the Nats or the Cards.


I think a very large percentage of the crowd was STH and their additional purchases.  By the time the general public got to buy, there were not many large blocks left, and without large blocks, the isolated singles and pairs were swallowed up.  Cards fan bought out a few of the suites (I heard them).

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« Reply #61: October 15, 2012, 01:00:05 PM »
of course, the Cards were the furthest west and furthest south team until the Dodgers and Giants moved.  KMOX had that incredible signal that covered the country. I have a friend who followed the Cards in Vermont.  They are one of the great national franchises.  I'd probably put them and the the Dodgers as the top names in the NL.  More than the Cubs. The Cubs are more a local phenomenon in a huge local market, I think.  About the longest gap they've gone without winning a World Series was from the Herzog team to 2006 - a bit over 20 years.

Actually the Kansas City A's were furthest west from 1955-57 (Dodgers and Giants debuted on the Left Coast in 1958).

The Cardinals have won more World Series titles than any team other than the Yankees (with 11) - and yet they were the last of the National League's 'Original Eight' to win a modern-era pennant (1926); they went through the first 23 years of the World Series era (1904 included) without a World Series title - in fact it was their first title since 1888 when they won the American Association championship. Since finally bagging that first Series title in 1926 (featuring Grover Cleveland Alexander's famous finale) the longest they've gone without a World Series win is 23 years (1983-2005 inclusive).

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« Reply #63: October 16, 2012, 12:42:58 PM »
Hey, hey! Shirley Povich was once included in "Who's Who in American Women".

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« Reply #64: October 16, 2012, 12:56:40 PM »
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« Reply #65: October 16, 2012, 02:51:07 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2012/10/16/ian-desmond-ponders-the-future-of-baseball-in-d-c/

Ian Desmond discussing the future of the Nationals fanbase. Interesting.

Consensus: Don't lose and you'll get more fans  :P

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« Reply #66: October 16, 2012, 02:57:09 PM »
Desi wants to know what it will take to sell out every game, I suggested the Redskins method, removing 15,000 seats.

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« Reply #67: October 16, 2012, 03:00:01 PM »
Desi wants to know what it will take to sell out every game, I suggested the Redskins method, removing 15,000 seats.

:lmao:


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« Reply #68: October 16, 2012, 03:00:10 PM »
Desi wants to know what it will take to sell out every game, I suggested the Redskins method, removing 15,000 seats.

That crap looks awful.

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« Reply #69: October 16, 2012, 03:02:45 PM »
That crap looks awful.

Watched a bit of the game the other day and it looks like some giant took a bite out of the upperdeck.

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« Reply #70: October 16, 2012, 03:21:53 PM »
:lol: @ "foooouuuuuuuurrrr"

Offline miller10

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« Reply #71: October 16, 2012, 04:39:38 PM »
Watched a bit of the game the other day and it looks like some giant took a bite out of the upperdeck.

Especially since they still have the cross beams going across where the seats used to be.  What a joke.

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« Reply #72: October 16, 2012, 06:15:10 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2012/10/16/ian-desmond-ponders-the-future-of-baseball-in-d-c/

Ian Desmond discussing the future of the Nationals fanbase. Interesting.

Consensus: Don't lose and you'll get more fans  :P


His point was to, yes, win, but if/when the area around the park is developed more people will come to the game as part of an entire evening of entertainment. Seems logical to me.

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« Reply #73: October 16, 2012, 06:16:28 PM »
His point was to, yes, win, but if/when the area around the park is developed more people will come to the game as part of an entire evening of entertainment. Seems logical to me.

It doesn't help that they are taking a long ass time to build stuff in those lots on south capital street.

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« Reply #74: October 16, 2012, 08:44:40 PM »
It doesn't help that they are taking a long ass time to build stuff in those lots on south capital street.


The first major entertainment/restaurant development will open before next season. See the section on the Boilermaker Shop at Jdland at http://www.jdland.com/dc/sfc.cfm?tab=no2&filter=167