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Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #50: June 11, 2014, 12:49:07 PM »
the food has actually really improved this year
what happened?  been waiting 26 years for decent food at that stadium.

also, what is going on with the new stadium--no news lately seems bad news.

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« Reply #51: June 11, 2014, 12:52:43 PM »
no idea what happened, I just know that everything tasted like crap last year and seems edible this year

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #52: June 11, 2014, 12:56:25 PM »
no idea what happened, I just know that everything tasted like crap last year and seems edible this year
must have got a new concessionier.
Gio scheduled to pitch Thursday night.


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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #53: June 11, 2014, 01:31:01 PM »
No prospects of note?  Renda and Perez are not prospects?  What?

Old guys in A ball? Eh. I guess.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #54: June 11, 2014, 01:49:23 PM »
Gonna check out a Sens game in July and P-Nats in August. Man, that Potomac roster has no prospects of note besides Severino (maybe.) Has anyone gone? How much is beer/concessions typically?

we go to Potomac a lot.  I highly advise checking out a saturday game, the after-game fireworks are worth the price of a ticket.  Spend the extra buck to sit in the orange sections on the 1B side, and get there at least 45 minutes before game time for autographs.  Bring sunglasses as the sun will set just behind RF.

As far as prospects, Severino and Renda the top guys, but by August Giolitto might be there along with some others from Hagerstown.  Brian Harper and his mustache are there as well.

Food kind of sucks, think about bringing your own.  They have the standard hot dogs/burgers/pizza/fried chicken for about $4-5, beer runs $6 I think.  There is a soul food place behind 1B and a sausage shack near 3rd.  Lines at the main stands are really really long.  They do sell a bucket of bacon strips, so you can't really go wrong with that.

New stadium, last I heard, was slated to open up for the 2016 season.


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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #55: June 11, 2014, 01:51:11 PM »
Potomac menu (main concession stand):


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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #56: June 11, 2014, 02:19:09 PM »
Wow, tons of good info, thanks! Are we for sure getting the new minor league park?

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #57: June 11, 2014, 02:42:55 PM »
Wow, tons of good info, thanks! Are we for sure getting the new minor league park?

last i saw they were still working on the financing plan, then the board of supervisors must approve.  Everything must happen this year to be ready for 2016.  If they don't have a new stadium in place by then, they will have to move as MLB has given them an ultimatum to get out of Pfitzner.

I'd really like to just see them modernize the existing facility.  the location is much better for those of us in Fairfax and Western Prince William than it will be when they move it closer to I-95.  It would probably be a lot cheaper as well.

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« Reply #58: June 11, 2014, 02:45:32 PM »
last i saw they were still working on the financing plan, then the board of supervisors must approve.  Everything must happen this year to be ready for 2016.  If they don't have a new stadium in place by then, they will have to move as MLB has given them an ultimatum to get out of Pfitzner.

I'd really like to just see them modernize the existing facility.  the location is much better for those of us in Fairfax and Western Prince William than it will be when they move it closer to I-95.  It would probably be a lot cheaper as well.

Stone bridge isn't bad at all coming from Alexandria- I already drive there for Wegmans' beer selection. I like the existing facility though- fields for the kids to run around and ample parking. The new one is going to have to get wedged in between relatively major (i,e, you're not exactly walking across them) roads and a shopping center that already has almost full lots

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #59: June 13, 2014, 10:26:38 AM »
P-Nats clinch 2nd straight 1st half division title.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #60: June 13, 2014, 02:08:39 PM »
from deadspin



the braves would probably hand draw and quartered him for that

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #61: June 13, 2014, 02:38:39 PM »
no idea what happened, I just know that everything tasted like crap last year and seems edible this year

What's wrong with hamburgers wrapped in foil the previous homestand and warmed before serving?    :shrug:

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« Reply #62: June 13, 2014, 02:45:15 PM »
from deadspin



the braves would probably hand draw and quartered him for that

Working on that ol' Oriole Magic, in case they need him to replace Machado.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #63: June 14, 2014, 11:12:54 AM »
from deadspin



the braves would probably hand draw and quartered him for that

What happened that had him thrown out?  Details Details

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« Reply #64: June 14, 2014, 01:16:12 PM »
What happened that had him thrown out?  Details Details

No one knows... some type of argument with the first base umpire.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #65: June 16, 2014, 08:34:28 AM »
Nats prospect report:

http://districtsportspage.com/washington-nationals-minor-league-and-prospect-report-for-week-ending-june-15th/24282

T-Mo batting .387 over his past 10.  Walters with 4 HRs over his last 10.

It doesn't speak well of the level of competition in AAA when guys who struggle here routinely go back to Syracuse and dominate opposing pitching.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #66: June 16, 2014, 09:20:10 AM »
What's wrong with hamburgers wrapped in foil the previous homestand and warmed before serving?    :shrug:
Probably from Nats Park--had hot dogs last year that I am fairly certain were left over from the night before!

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #67: June 16, 2014, 09:27:32 AM »
last i saw they were still working on the financing plan, then the board of supervisors must approve.  Everything must happen this year to be ready for 2016.  If they don't have a new stadium in place by then, they will have to move as MLB has given them an ultimatum to get out of Pfitzner.

I'd really like to just see them modernize the existing facility.  the location is much better for those of us in Fairfax and Western Prince William than it will be when they move it closer to I-95.  It would probably be a lot cheaper as well.

I believe you are correct in that the county board of supervisors would need to provide final approval.  The latest link I could find are listed below. I've read other articles that inidcate that Silber is waiting on the naming rights.   That to me indicates that he really doesn;t have the money for his end of the deal.  I suspect the Nationals will end up moving the team after 2015.

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/potomac-nationals-stadium-closer-to-being-built-owner-tells-prince-william-board/2013/11/29/3fba9fa0-5928-11e3-835d-e7173847c7cc_story.html


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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #68: June 16, 2014, 09:54:09 AM »
I believe you are correct in that the county board of supervisors would need to provide final approval.  The latest link I could find are listed below. I've read other articles that inidcate that Silber is waiting on the naming rights.   That to me indicates that he really doesn;t have the money for his end of the deal.  I suspect the Nationals will end up moving the team after 2015.

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/potomac-nationals-stadium-closer-to-being-built-owner-tells-prince-william-board/2013/11/29/3fba9fa0-5928-11e3-835d-e7173847c7cc_story.html



that would be such a shame. The P-Nats seem to be drawing really well these days, it's a good market for the team.  Really the should just dump some money into modernizing the Pfitz.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #69: June 16, 2014, 10:02:13 AM »
Yep, the new stadium would be about 5 minutes closer for me but modernizing the Pfitz works also.

 

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #70: June 16, 2014, 05:44:52 PM »
Potomac menu (main concession stand):

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Bucket of bacon!

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #71: June 17, 2014, 04:41:40 PM »
LH reliever Matt Grace promoted to Syracuse.

1.02 ERA, 32 K/12 BB, 0 HRs, in 35.1 IP with Harrisburg this season.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #72: June 18, 2014, 02:50:34 PM »
nice article on the impact of rehabbing players on Potomac:

http://www.wtop.com/351/3644544/Gio-stars-in-Woodbridge

Gio bought the team dinner from Carraba's

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #73: June 18, 2014, 03:12:31 PM »
nice article on the impact of rehabbing players on Potomac:

http://www.wtop.com/351/3644544/Gio-stars-in-Woodbridge

Gio bought the team dinner from Carraba's
Carraba's?  I guess it really is the minor leagues in Woodbridge.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2014)
« Reply #74: June 18, 2014, 07:19:49 PM »
Carraba's?  I guess it really is the minor leagues in Woodbridge.
Carrabas is hoity-toity in our Woodbridge hood.