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 A few pics from New york
Rabscallion
Posted: May 1 2012, 09:35 PM


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here's a few pics from New York

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chuckles396
Posted: May 1 2012, 09:43 PM


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Nice photos. Looks like you had a quality seat. cool.gif
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Rabscallion
Posted: May 1 2012, 09:45 PM


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Yeah it was 2nd deck, row 2, but this is about as close I got to catching a ball

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But not to hitting! Had a go in the Chelsea Pier Batting cage. Did OK on the slow (50-60 mph) balls, actually got hold of a couple really well, but tried the fast 90+ one shown here and didn't even see them !

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This is highly recommended for any Baseball fan who hasn't done it - relatively cheap $2.00 for 10 pitches. You can do slow pitch soft ball and all speeds in between too.
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Kid Cuddy
Posted: May 2 2012, 05:54 AM


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A great selection of snaps you put up there Rob. It must be a quality camera you have too, they're brilliant quality.
The batting cage looks intriguing, I'd love to try it out. Can only imagine how fast a 90mph fastball must seem!
I'd say it was a great trip to Yankee stadium even if ur a saawx man smile.gif Are you back to the real world & home now? sad.gif
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Rabscallion
Posted: May 2 2012, 06:00 AM


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Yankee Stadium was very interesting - excellent atmosphere - even some chanting which is petty unusual in my experience. Stay out of the Bleachers - there were a couple of ejections from there, mind you two got thrown out of the Phillies game I was at too - mainly for being idiots.

What struck me, although it shouldn't with UK soccer ground/TV experience, is how small the stadiums are in real life (all relative of course Yankee stadium being a quadruple decker), really special views.

If you've only seen Baseball on TV watch out for all the movement around the various types of play - really slick stuff.

Foodwise - both stadiums very expensive with Yankees charging $12.00 for a beer. Mets a bit less at $8.75. I used the Sports bars outside Yankee stadium - but they get real busy - if poss go there a couple or maybe even three hours early and eat outside too. There isn't anything outside Citi Field

I would recommend having at least an hour and a half before first pitch to walk round and check out the museums/Memorial plaza and so on. You can do that during the game but I don't like to miss a pitch if I can help it.

Yankee gear can be had in the Sports shops around NYC - possibly a bit cheaper that the stadium, but I didn't see much Mets stuff except inside Citi Field - good selection there though.

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Posted: May 2 2012, 06:13 AM


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QUOTE (Kid Cuddy @ May 2 2012, 05:54 AM)

The batting cage looks intriguing, I'd love to try it out. Can only imagine how fast a 90mph fastball must seem!
... Are you back to the real world & home now? sad.gif

Do the Cage thing - really good experience- start on the softball or slow pitch one.

Back home and writing this before I set off for work ;(


Is it your family's first time to NYC? I can tell you a few things we've done which might be of interest to you e.g taking the Staten Island Ferry - a free cruise past the Statue of Liberty- you may know that stuff already of course.
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Posted: May 2 2012, 02:09 PM


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Great photo's. Looks like a great trip. It amazes the prices of Food and Beer in the stadiums, but it doesnt seem to put many off buying it.
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Some great pics Rob, glad you had a good time. Can't wait for my trip, 12 weeks to go!!! biggrin.gif

I will post some shots of At&T and Dodger stadium when I get round to it.
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Posted: May 2 2012, 05:20 PM


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Brilliant photos, Rob. Can't wait to get over myself some time!

I knew the price of food and drink was a bit expensive, but $12 for a beer is madness.
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Posted: May 2 2012, 08:34 PM


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Super pictures, if you took them yourself you have a great eye with the camera. I really want to go to the new Yankee Stadium one day, preferably when the Rays are playing there.
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QUOTE (RaysTheRoof @ May 2 2012, 08:34 PM)
Super pictures, if you took them yourself you have a great eye with the camera. I really want to go to the new Yankee Stadium one day, preferably when the Rays are playing there.

I did, none taken by the way?! It's a good camera mind you. Hats off to the Yankees (although Red Sox are cool about cameras too) they were cool about my large(ish) 400mm lens. I sweated a lot re taking a large lens in but having carried it 3,000 miles - had to give it a go. I got some good ones with 200mm lens at Boston (they're on here somewhere) but nipped into the expensive seats to get them- couldn't have done that here.

I'd love to see the Red Sox play/win there, it would be amazing, the atmosphere is pretty intense for the Tigers. A Divisional game that meant something would be ace I'm sure. Toffee Yankee can let us know later in the year - although not sure ho much a game v Red Sox is going to matter this year sad.gif
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QUOTE (Rabscallion @ May 2 2012, 06:13 AM)


Is it your family's first time to NYC? I can tell you a few things we've done which might be of interest to you e.g taking the Staten Island Ferry - a free cruise past the Statue of Liberty- you may know that stuff already of course.

Yes it is indeed our first time going there. We won't find it now, just a couple of weeks away now. Yea I really noticed what a great standard your photos from the game & trip were, really impressive.
I honestly don't know too much about tips and that re New York so it would be very much appreciated. I'll PM you now.
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Rabscallion
Posted: May 2 2012, 10:38 PM


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I'll get the Mrs to add a girl perspective for you too.
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Posted: May 2 2012, 10:50 PM


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Some cracking photos; I absolutely love the last shot of Brooklyn Bridge. Funnily enough the B&W just sits right with it; amazing shot. Some great shots of the games as well, and I'm really excited to hear about the batting cages. I wanted to have a go in the ones at Citi Field, but it was packed, and I couldn't be bothered waiting in a massive line (to put it into perspective, it was the record attendance at Citi Field tongue.gif).

Also, it's a massive game - even if there is nothing to play for in the standings, there's always bragging rights. Currently, they are held by us wink.gif.

Glad you had a great time.
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Posted: May 3 2012, 02:57 PM


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Brilliant photos I really enjoyed seeing them. Thank you for posting. I've been to new York but never got a chance to go to Yankee stadium, hopefully there will be another chance in the future biggrin.gif
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