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Re: Spring Training

Postby rearadmiral » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:10 pm

Is it really?

Hockey HOF is great followed by baseball then basketball.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby TeeDub » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:44 pm

other than the display room where the bronze busts are Canton is no better than a high school science fair display. it is that bad
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Re: Spring Training

Postby rearadmiral » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:53 pm

It definitely looks like shit from the outside.

And Canton, OH? Pass.

Cooperstown is a pain in the ass to get to.

Springfield is a fucking dump.

Toronto is the only city worth visiting for an extended stay.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby KW » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:40 pm

I would imagine it's worth a trip from Pittsburgh if you want to kill the Saturday afternoon before the ball game, but certainly not as a vacation destination. I was there in '79 so I won't pretend that I have any idea what it is like today. (Yeah I am old)
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Re: Spring Training

Postby vtexposfan » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:44 pm

1) I've been to Fort Myers once. Bored the piss out of me. My spring training trips are now to Arizona (and I've lost a lot of my incentive to go now that my brother's moving to San Diego at the end of the month.)

2) I did the Pro Football HoF in 2009 as part of a Toronto/Buffalo/Cleveland jaunt. Also saw the Hockey HoF, which is the most fun of the four major sports' Halls of Fame.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby rearadmiral » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:24 pm

That's an interesting triangle to travel. Two dumps and world class city.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby vtexposfan » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:20 pm

I saw two ballparks (Skydome and the Jake), Cleveland Browns Stadium, and three Halls of Fame (pucks, football, rock.) I did something different that summer because the Sox didn't play in Anaheim during the summer that year.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby mcm » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:35 am

Mk wrote:Never went to PNC but was up there for bidness a few years ago and shockingly caught a Pens/Sens game.

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But PB is still solid. And the bar next to Fathead's has a midget that runs up and down the bar pouring shots in people's mouth, so that's fun.


did you hit up the casino at all? Just found out there is a casino by Heinz field.

I think I am also going to Baltimore in July (been there 5-6 times) and have a wedding in Philly in April and Phillies are hosting the Marlins that weeked so going to try to get to one of those games. Halladay vs Josh Johnson = the sickness.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Mk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:25 pm

Didn't even know there was one. Went in the dead zone (late Feb) so there was no reason to go near PNC or Heinz. The Igloo where the Pens play was gross.

Also and plus, I heard on the radio that Phils tickets are getting to be like Sox tickets. 120-something straight sell outs. Get 'em while you can.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Mr. X » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:26 pm

Mk wrote:Didn't even know there was one. Went in the dead zone (late Feb) so there was no reason to go near PNC or Heinz. The Igloo where the Pens play was gross.

Also and plus, I heard on the radio that Phils tickets are getting to be like Sox tickets. 120-something straight sell outs. Get 'em while you can.


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Re: Spring Training

Postby mcm » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:20 pm

I think its called Three Rivers casino or something. There are limited reviews on the innanet and none of them are that good.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby mcm » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:23 pm

Mk wrote:
Also and plus, I heard on the radio that Phils tickets are getting to be like Sox tickets. 120-something straight sell outs. Get 'em while you can.


if I have to pay over face value for Phillies-Marlins tickets in mid-April the terrorists have won. Right, VTE?
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Re: Spring Training

Postby rearadmiral » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:41 pm

Mk wrote: The Igloo where the Pens play was gross.




Fantastic place to watch a hockey game though. When I went to the Cup in '08, it reminded me of a 1962 Elks hall, falling apart at the seams, dirty ceilings, all banged-up.
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Re: Spring Training

Postby Mk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:09 pm

That was actually the year I went....IIRC they lost in a shootout. We were like 15 rows up near the goal. It was my second NHL game ever. I did enjoy it. :shock:
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Re: Spring Training

Postby SeanT » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:22 pm

mcm wrote:I think its called Three Rivers casino or something. There are limited reviews on the innanet and none of them are that good.


This reminds me of the time that my brother and I went out to Pittsburgh for the AFC championship the first Superbowl year. We were at the airport taking out cash for the trip (after having dropped a bunch of cash on the tickets and flight) and he was like "at least there isn't a Casino in Pittsburgh." We were crashing at my buddy's place and right across the street the local synagouge was having a Casino night. We decided we had to stop in there before we headed out to the bars. My brother is literally dropping $5 per spin on the biggest joke of a roulette wheel I've ever seen (thing was literally like 8" in diameter). I was playing black jack because the poor old guy dealing the cards was literally showing every card he was dealing. Max bet of $5 per hand but I was doubling down and splitting. We were such fucking degenerates.

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