Tuesday, March 13, 2012

 

More Photos

Here's another picture of the home run contraption

Here's the best shot I got of the fish tanks

Here's some artwork over the entryway

And this is what the outside looked like.

Watch out for falling letters, though.

 

Some BallPark Photos

The Ballpark is kind of impressive.

Here's the back of the weird home run thing in left center...

...and here's some of its mysterious workings.

The best thing about the park is how the concourse opens out to the field, so that it's easier not to miss some action while waiting for grub.

The next best thing is the many condiment bars - sneak in 2 pieces of bread and a can of sardines and you can pile on the flavor.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

 

Half The Fun Is Getting There

The article in today's Herald pertaining to the parking situation at the new ballpark during last night's game was reposted in toto by the other two local fishwraps, in all probability because those papers' reporters couldn't get their cars through all the traffic.

The article discussed how, in the stadium's first game with prepaid parking, people who didn't prepay had to scramble to get spots anywhere they could find them - some for as long as an hour-and-a half.

I had it better. I went to the game, and I actually had prepaid parking, and at 6:30 PM it took only 25 minutes to go the three blocks from southbound 17th Avenue into the entrance of the south garages, which is where we were directed to. No left turn lights, cars backed up into the blocked intersections, cars stuck behind the locals' cars parked along the sides of the street, one possible cop on the corner waving drivers in to drive through the turn lanes, and then getting into the garage and discovering that the parking spaces are all sized for Fiats and Smart cars.

Yeah, it was great. It was so great we actually somehow made it into the building. I'll post some pictures of it later.

Meanwhile, if you got tickets for the Yankees series, better start heading over there now.

Monday, March 05, 2012

 

Historical Play Ball!

Today the Fish win their first baseball contest of the year, and the new stadium hosted its first-ever attempt at a ballgame.

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