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Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #75: January 23, 2013, 08:12:49 AM »
Frankly I hope that if we do get a Sunday nighter it'll be an away match. I didn't go to the home Sunday nighter last season, with Metro having to be dragged kicking and screaming into staying open for the matchgoers - and the problem where I'm at is that even if Metrorail does stay open late, the buses from Pentagon City stop at midnight (only alternative after that is a cab).

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #76: January 25, 2013, 02:40:51 PM »

Offline rbw5t

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #77: January 25, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
Schedule on official site now has first-pitch times added: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=was#y=2013&m=4&calendar=DEFAULT


Thanks!  Unfortunately, the printable version still hasn't been updated, and that's what I tend to work from.  I'm sure they'll get to it soon, but I'm sooo impatient!

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #78: January 25, 2013, 02:51:55 PM »
Back-to-back 1:05 starts on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25?  That's unusual...

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #79: January 25, 2013, 02:52:41 PM »
Schedule on official site now has first-pitch times added: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=was#y=2013&m=4&calendar=DEFAULT


'Bout damn time. But this year you can't download to Excel. Anyone know where I can find an Excel version?

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #80: January 25, 2013, 02:59:03 PM »
Back-to-back 1:05 starts on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25?  That's unusual...
That was the first thing I noticed. Has to be a mistake.  Wednesday makes sense, not Thursday.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #81: January 25, 2013, 03:03:37 PM »
That was the first thing I noticed. Has to be a mistake.  Wednesday makes sense, not Thursday.


ESPN agrees.  http://espn.go.com/mlb/schedule?date=20130424

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #82: January 26, 2013, 10:26:13 AM »
Back-to-back 1:05 starts on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25?  That's unusual...

a couple other oddities: a 5:05 Sunday start time against the Phillies in August, and 9/1 Sunday against the Mets remains TBD.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #83: January 26, 2013, 10:50:22 AM »
1:05 OD start, then WWE Raw live at Verizon that evening. 

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #84: January 26, 2013, 07:04:29 PM »
a couple other oddities: a 5:05 Sunday start time against the Phillies in August, and 9/1 Sunday against the Mets remains TBD.
  Interesting.  A 5:05 start is the closest you can get to a night game on Sundays (other than ESPN Sunday Night Baseball) because of the ESPN blackout.  Maybe ESPN is considering picking up the 9/1 game and it's not finalized, but I don't know why they'd want a game where we play the Mets :shrug:

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #85: January 26, 2013, 09:16:26 PM »
Wow, I like this schedule. Seems like a crapload less day games than normal. Even early season/cold weather Saturday games are 4pm instead of 1pm. Very much liking the scarcity of non-Sunday 1pm starts.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #86: January 26, 2013, 11:36:09 PM »
Wow, I like this schedule. Seems like a crapload less day games than normal. Even early season/cold weather Saturday games are 4pm instead of 1pm. Very much liking the scarcity of non-Sunday 1pm starts.
I go the other way, I'd like to see a few more week day afternoon games.  I understand why they don't, but I always enjoy taking an afternoon off on occasion to watch those.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #87: January 27, 2013, 11:40:31 AM »
Especially in colder weather, 1:05 beats the heck out of 4:05 or 7:05.  Up to mid May and after the second weekend in September, Saturdays should be 1:05.  It probably also makes it easier for Richmond and Hagersburg fans to make it in and back.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #88: January 27, 2013, 11:45:15 AM »
The July 4, 11:05am game is back. Two years in a row makes it a tradition. Like.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #89: January 27, 2013, 06:52:25 PM »
The July 4, 11:05am game is back. Two years in a row makes it a tradition. Like.

A home game at any other time would be a cluster f@#k so I'd expect it to be every year we have a home game

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #90: January 28, 2013, 09:58:12 AM »
Anyone know when opening day tix will be on sale to the general public?

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #91: January 28, 2013, 11:05:14 AM »
Probably February.  My ticket rep said that 20 game holders would get an email before they go on sale to to the public to purchase Opening Day tix.  20 game plan holders no longer have Opening Day in their plan.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #92: January 28, 2013, 12:14:11 PM »
i'm guessing the "buy 5, get one free game package that includes opening day" plans are on the trash heap.

Damn I hate winning. :couch:

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #93: January 28, 2013, 12:42:31 PM »
i'm guessing the "buy 5, get one free game package that includes opening day" plans are on the trash heap.

Damn I hate winning. :couch:

Don't be so sure, we're playing the Marlins on a Monday, they're going to need those sorts of promotions to ensure a full house.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #94: January 28, 2013, 12:46:16 PM »
Don't be so sure, we're playing the Marlins on a Monday, they're going to need those sorts of promotions to ensure a full house.

IF that were the case they would have 20 game plan holders get Opening Day.   If you do that you would have to fight off angry 20 game holders.   5 game holders get Opening Day?   I THINK NOT.   People don't care about the opponent.   They want to go to their home opener!

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #95: January 28, 2013, 12:59:24 PM »
IF that were the case they would have 20 game plan holders get Opening Day.   If you do that you would have to fight off angry 20 game holders.   5 game holders get Opening Day?   I THINK NOT.   People don't care about the opponent.   They want to go to their home opener!

We're still getting in via the pre sale. I'll wager that there is a buy four get one free plan that includes opening day.

If the weather is nice they'll be selling standing room tickets, if it's cold or rainy we'll see the new StubHub minimum prices put into effect.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #96: January 28, 2013, 02:53:42 PM »
...and speaking of StubHub...they currently show 2,891 tickets available for Opening Day, starting at $55.90.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #97: January 28, 2013, 02:59:53 PM »
Don't be so sure, we're playing the Marlins on a Monday, they're going to need those sorts of promotions to ensure a full house.

They don't need promotions for OD. It sells out easily every year and this year it will be the hottest ticket since the opening in 2008.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #98: January 28, 2013, 03:00:47 PM »
IF that were the case they would have 20 game plan holders get Opening Day.   If you do that you would have to fight off angry 20 game holders.   5 game holders get Opening Day?   I THINK NOT.   People don't care about the opponent.   They want to go to their home opener!

This.

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Re: Why is our opening day game time TBD
« Reply #99: January 28, 2013, 03:04:31 PM »
Yep, my father and I are planning on paying a pretty penny for OD seats this year. We had two five gamers each and I'm not counting on much.