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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #425: April 06, 2014, 11:11:23 PM »
ATTENDANCE at this match: 34,327 (82.7% full)  
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Maybe more people would have attended, if the Nationals had not handed away the previous two games to the other team.

This game is being repeated on MASN at 11:30 pm tonight. 
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Largest home opening series ever!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #426: April 06, 2014, 11:13:25 PM »
What's it say...™For a good time, call Marylin @ 555-5555"

"There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time, I owe him my best"

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #427: April 06, 2014, 11:15:16 PM »
"There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time, I owe him my best"

Man what a nice sentiment, people were just better back in his day, weren't they?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #428: April 06, 2014, 11:38:00 PM »
Largest home opening series ever!

Pretty impressive. I think the weather has a big part in that, but a ton of Nats fans came out to see the team play.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #429: April 07, 2014, 08:10:18 AM »
[...]1. Why is there a Cal Ripken quote on a plaque in Nats Park?[...]

Something about which I have long been curious, along with the inclusion of Edward Bennett Williams (the Orioles owner who unilaterally declared his club to be a 'regional franchise') in the Hall of Stars. If I bought Nats Park, both of these would be torn down with my bare hands - we are not a dependency of Baltimore!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #430: April 07, 2014, 08:12:19 AM »
there's a Joe Dimaggio quote in the tunnel leading from the locker room to the bench.  Great quotes transcend teams. :)

Peter Angelos' spineless flunky is on nowhere near the same level as DiMaggio.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #431: April 07, 2014, 08:19:08 AM »
Something about which I have long been curious, along with the inclusion of Edward Bennett Williams (the Orioles owner who unilaterally declared his club to be a 'regional franchise') in the Hall of Stars. If I bought Nats Park, both of these would be torn down with my bare hands - we are not a dependency of Baltimore!

:clap:  If you ever get to that point I volunteer to help you tear it down. It'd be nice if you could also find a way to ban all orioles fans from the stadium as well.

Peter Angelos' spineless flunky is on nowhere near the same level as DiMaggio.




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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #432: April 07, 2014, 08:19:43 AM »
Man what a nice sentiment, people were just better back in his day, weren't they?

WWII was a hoot.     :couch:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #433: April 07, 2014, 08:26:17 AM »
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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #434: April 07, 2014, 08:55:42 AM »
Cal Ripken is the most recent icon in MLB - someone who passed one of the games historic standards - particularly because the consecutive game mark set by Lou Gehrig was thought to be a record that would never be broken.

A few random thoughts after visiting the park:

1. Why is there a Cal Ripken quote on a plaque in Nats Park?  He is amazing no doubt but if they allowed a spot for all the amazing players to have quotes on their walls there would be no space left.  Just seems odd.


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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #435: April 07, 2014, 09:15:27 AM »
How many other stadiums around the league have anything Cal Ripken related, I am just curious?  I would wager not many, if any.  Well besides OPACY.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #436: April 07, 2014, 09:23:22 AM »
Man what a nice sentiment, people were just better back in his day, weren't they?

as long as they weren't playing drunk

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #437: April 07, 2014, 09:43:42 AM »
WWII was a hoot.     :couch:

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Well they spoke more nicely, anyway ;)

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #438: April 07, 2014, 10:03:36 AM »
How many other stadiums around the league have anything Cal Ripken related, I am just curious?  I would wager not many, if any.  Well besides OPACY.

I hate the Orioles, but Cal has been extremely active in youth baseball in Maryland and Virginia. I'm not sure if there's another college league in the area anymore with Clarke Griffith going under.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #439: April 07, 2014, 12:22:22 PM »
Something about which I have long been curious, along with the inclusion of Edward Bennett Williams

He was a prominent Redskins owner.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #440: April 07, 2014, 12:43:36 PM »
He was a prominent Redskins owner.

True, but he is already well recognised for this at the Redskins' home ground, FedEx Field. He does not deserve to be honoured in the home MLB ballpark of the city he and his successors have worked to keep baseball out of. We may as well honour Bob Short up there (after all he did own the Senators) while we're at it.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #441: April 07, 2014, 01:01:24 PM »
Largest home opening series ever!

 :old:  2005!! - 116,002 vs 2014 115,002.

(what's with those xxx,002 endings, anyway?)

And for the last two of those 2005 games, the Orioles were at home same dates drawing 48k versus the Yankees, draining away from OUR fan base.   :rant:


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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #442: April 07, 2014, 01:02:57 PM »
True, but he is already well recognised for this at the Redskins' home ground, FedEx Field. He does not deserve to be honoured in the home MLB ballpark of the city he and his successors have worked to keep baseball out of. We may as well honour Bob Short up there (after all he did own the Senators) while we're at it.

It's a Washington sports hall of fame thing they brought here from RFK.  Was EBW a greedy owner out to fatten his wallet?  I'm shocked.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #443: April 07, 2014, 01:07:41 PM »
It's a Washington sports hall of fame thing they brought here from RFK.  Was EBW a greedy owner out to fatten his wallet?  I'm shocked.

He fought against baseball in Washington, and therefore does not deserve recognition in any positive capacity at an active Washington major league baseball park.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #444: April 07, 2014, 02:12:24 PM »
Updated through this weekend - Nats Park top 10 attendances of all time including post-season:

45,966   Friday 12th October 2012 vs Cardinals [NLDS Game 5]
45,274   Monday 1st April 2013 vs Marlins [season/home opener]
45,017   Wednesday 10th October 2012 vs Cardinals [NLDS Game 3]
44,685   Saturday 20th August 2011 vs Phillies [highest of 2011]
44,392   Thursday 11th October 2012 vs Cardinals [NLDS Game 4]
42,834   Friday 4th April 2014 vs Braves [home opener]
42,662   Saturday 18th August 2012 vs Mets [highest of 2012 regular season]
42,331   Saturday 19th May 2012 vs Orioles
41,992   Saturday 13th April 2013 vs Braves [highest non-opener April turnout ever]
41,985   Thursday 25th June 2009 vs Red Sox [highest of 2009]

Top 10 attendances, regular season only:

45,274   Monday 1st April 2013 vs Marlins [season/home opener]
44,685   Saturday 20th August 2011 vs Phillies [highest of 2011]
42,834   Friday 4th April 2014 vs Braves [home opener]
42,662   Saturday 18th August 2012 vs Mets [highest of 2012 regular season]
42,331   Saturday 19th May 2012 vs Orioles
41,992   Saturday 13th April 2013 vs Braves [highest non-opener April turnout ever]
41,985   Thursday 25th June 2009 vs Red Sox [highest of 2009]
41,918   Sunday 20th May 2012 vs Orioles
41,816   Saturday 20th July 2013 vs Dodgers
41,727   Sunday 21st August 2011 vs Phillies

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #445: April 07, 2014, 02:13:41 PM »
:old:  2005!! - 116,002 vs 2014 115,002.

(what's with those xxx,002 endings, anyway?)

And for the last two of those 2005 games, the Orioles were at home same dates drawing 48k versus the Yankees, draining away from OUR fan base.   :rant:

Perhaps the scoreboard said largest Nats Park opening series?  I didn't read too closely apparently.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #446: April 07, 2014, 02:38:05 PM »
:old:  2005!! - 116,002 vs 2014 115,002.

(what's with those xxx,002 endings, anyway?)

And for the last two of those 2005 games, the Orioles were at home same dates drawing 48k versus the Yankees, draining away from OUR fan base.   :rant:



Simple. Just adjust it by adding two to the total number (hammonds and CALSGR8).

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #447: April 07, 2014, 02:40:17 PM »
Perhaps the scoreboard said largest Nats Park opening series?  I didn't read too closely apparently.

that's probably what they meant. When the yankees played at RFK in 2006 attendance for the three game series eclipsed 135K. The Nats also drew over 120K when the yankees played at Nats Park in 2012.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #448: April 07, 2014, 02:55:05 PM »
that's probably what they meant. When the yankees played at RFK in 2006 attendance for the three game series eclipsed 135K. The Nats also drew over 120K when the yankees played at Nats Park in 2012.

...also the Red Sox series in 2009 that drew an aggregate 125,032 - the individual fixtures of this series remain the 10th, 15th and 16th highest attendances ever registered at Nats Park.