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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,218
    I did not live here while the Vet was standing and think I only actually saw it in person once or twice, but I feel like it seems like it was older than opening in 1971.  Then again, that was a long time ago. Point being, I guess I have no sense of time and am just rambling.

    Move along.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,120
    It was dated the minute it was built. Kinda like the expressway. But  it was still the best. From my first game (Mike Schmidt Bat Day... back when they gave you, ya know, a legit wooden baseball bat) all the way to playing on that shitty astroturf for grade school football and thinking it was the best thing in the world.

    If CBP is demolished for another ballpark 33 years after opening I'm going to be extremely pissed.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,218
    It was dated the minute it was built. Kinda like the expressway. But  it was still the best. From my first game (Mike Schmidt Bat Day... back when they gave you, ya know, a legit wooden baseball bat) all the way to playing on that shitty astroturf for grade school football and thinking it was the best thing in the world.

    If CBP is demolished for another ballpark 33 years after opening I'm going to be extremely pissed.
    Yeah, I was surprised to see that there was even consideration of replacing the Wells Fargo already.  The renovations will be nice it seems, but what a waste of friggen money it would have been to replace that building.
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,739
    My lasting memory of the Vet was taking my toddler to the Kevin Millwood no-hitter. 1st few innings he was running up and down those giant ramps to the upper levels. Then later he was sleeping in my lap. Looked at the scoreboard around the 5th thinking we'd had enough for the day, saw there was a 0 under the H and rode it out.

    Oh yeah, and that shitty football game v. TB.
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    Tom O.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    JK_Livin said:
    My lasting memory of the Vet was taking my toddler to the Kevin Millwood no-hitter. 1st few innings he was running up and down those giant ramps to the upper levels. Then later he was sleeping in my lap. Looked at the scoreboard around the 5th thinking we'd had enough for the day, saw there was a 0 under the H and rode it out.

    Oh yeah, and that shitty football game v. TB.
    I was at both those games too 

    Miss the Vet...
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    Boom. 
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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,739
    The King!
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,478
    Boom. 
    Gaspar?
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    I hate the DH but with the way our roster is right now...tonight’s lineup looks pretty tasty
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,218
    I hate the DH but with the way our roster is right now...tonight’s lineup looks pretty tasty
    BEAT IT

    Ohhh, because you signed a first baseman blocking your best hitters natural position?
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,120
    It's 2018 and a TV station can't keep a signal....
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,218
    And holy shit, I had gaeta’s tomato pie tonight. That shit sucks. Tomato pie blows 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 14,370
    Good Tomato Pie is not bad.  A slice or two is Max, though.
    Toying with going to AC and getting day drunk with a buddy...watching hockey and playing cards.  The wife will not approve of this plan.
    If I don't do that I feel like FedNuts.  (When did they pull the spot out of CBP?)
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    edited April 14
    I hate the DH but with the way our roster is right now...tonight’s lineup looks pretty tasty
    BEAT IT

    Ohhh, because you signed a first baseman blocking your best hitters natural position?
    Haha...I knew that would illicit a response out of you. Actually neither of those two were dh’ing last night 



    Another one run win. They lead the league in one run losses last year...
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,478
    I hate the DH but with the way our roster is right now...tonight’s lineup looks pretty tasty
    BEAT IT

    Ohhh, because you signed a first baseman blocking your best hitters natural position?
    Haha...I knew that would illicit a response out of you. Actually neither of those two were dh’ing last night 



    Another one run win. They lead the league in one run losses last year...
    they did? didn't know that.  good to see them actually winning those then.  Should be a fun season.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    I hate the DH but with the way our roster is right now...tonight’s lineup looks pretty tasty
    BEAT IT

    Ohhh, because you signed a first baseman blocking your best hitters natural position?
    Haha...I knew that would illicit a response out of you. Actually neither of those two were dh’ing last night 



    Another one run win. They lead the league in one run losses last year...
    they did? didn't know that.  good to see them actually winning those then.  Should be a fun season.
    Yup. 36 of them last year
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,120
    Tomato pie is delicious. FedNuts is still there, it's a smaller stand since Bulls is over there now.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 14,370
    Ahh must have missed it
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,478
    5 in a row, in second place now. looking pretty decent.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    Juuuust crushing inferior competition....
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,478
    Juuuust crushing inferior competition....
    wish the Mets would start losing now.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,268
    Way to be Beast
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,120
    @Cliffy6745 - after further review, you are right, the "new" Love Park is a pieceashit.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,780
    edited April 18
    good article to put things in perspective for the dummies celebrating this team after 3 meaningless weeks...

    still the fourth best team in this division.  I do like Kapler a lot though -- nice that the caveman fans have eased up on him.  Now they just need to get rid of MacPhail and get him some players who don't suck balls

    https://theathletic.com/317485/2018/04/18/deep-dive-on-2018-schedule-easy-april-difficult-june-slate-should-impact-how-we-judge-phillies-progress/
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,478
    is the game on tv?  can't find it :angry:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,747
    edited April 19
    is the game on tv?  can't find it :angry:
    NBC Sports Philly  PLUS
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,478
    cutz said:
    is the game on tv?  can't find it :angry:
    NBC Sports Philly  PLUS
    damn don't have that, but thanks for letting me know
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,218
    @Cliffy6745 - after further review, you are right, the "new" Love Park is a pieceashit.
    I have absolutely no idea what they did besides plant a little grass.  They tore everything up only to put down a little grass. Everything else looks the same. Good thing that $20 mil didn't go to our crap broke school system...
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,120
    @Cliffy6745 - after further review, you are right, the "new" Love Park is a pieceashit.
    I have absolutely no idea what they did besides plant a little grass.  They tore everything up only to put down a little grass. Everything else looks the same. Good thing that $20 mil didn't go to our crap broke school system...
    And they put a bunch of dumb benches and levels in, which you cannot sit on comfortably. Apparently there's a term for this crap - "hostile architecture."
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