Phillies Game- Diamond Style

On my other blog I wrote about the historical side of our recent trip to DC/Philly. Now here is the “fun” side.

The San Francisco Giants were in town. We had tickets for the Tue. and Wed. games. I treated Jody to some of the best seats in the house, exclusive Diamond Dugout section, front row. My crew consisted of Stephen, Johnny D and Jody. We were blessed with incredibly nice weather and two great games(the Phillies won both). As good as the games were, our food experience might have been better- with a visit to Ralph’s, the oldest Italian restaurant in the US, and Donkey’s in Camden, NJ.

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Early to the park in time for BP. I love BP !

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Me, Stephen and Jody

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Any closer and we would have needed a uniform.

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Decent seats.

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Jimmy Rollins

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You know who!

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These really were great games. Lots of homers and action.

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Dominic Brown goes Deeeep! Second Deck in right field.

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The unknown Fan ?

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Front row, directly next to dugout, unlimited food, with 9-inning waiter service, all included in the ticket price.

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This is Ralph’s. The oldest Italian restaurant in the US.  Same Family, same recipes, same building for 110 YEARS !

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This is Donkey’s. Camden NJ. Ive been eating here for my whole life, 50 plus years. This took Jody way out of his comfort zone. I loved it…

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The neighborhood is a little sketchy ( dangerous ). Yes, that is one of the bullet holes in the window.

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But, the food is well worth the risk. This is The Best cheesesteak in the world. Period. save your breath. Donkey’s Rules……

L-Dub

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Welcome!

Welcome to my sports blog. After much debate and encouragement ( pressure ) from many of my friends, I will now share my sports travels, experiences and photos with the cyber world. I have been going to many of the top sport events for roughly 25 years. I am an amateur photographer, and have been emailing my photos out to many friends, who forward them on to their friends. Well, I will now post them and write a brief description when needed. Hopefully this will save everyone some time and trouble? I love all sports, both college and pros. I also love all forms of Racing; NASCAR, F1, Motocross, and attend many of these events. I hope you enjoy my pics and words.

I am currently working on attending all 30 MLB ballparks. With 20 stadiums visited, just 10 are left, and I will be hitting 3 more before the end of the season. My goal is to finish all 30 by end of 2011. Whenever I tell someone about my ballpark goal, they all seem to want to know the same things? Which ones have you been to, haven’t been to? Which one is next? And, what’s your favorite. Well, here is the easy answer to one question. The parks I’ve been to are(the last 6 are in correct order of attendance):

1-Turner / Atlanta Braves

2-Tropicana / Tampa Rays

3-Wrigley / Chicago Cubs

4-Great American / Cincinnati Reds

5-Progressive / Cleveland Indians

6-Comerica / Detroit Tigers

7-US Cellular / Chicago White Sox

8-Oriole Park at Camden Yards/ Baltimore Orioles

9-Arlington / Texas Rangers

10-Fenway / Boston Red Sox

11-Anaheim / Angels

12-National / Wash Nationals

13-Kauffman / KC Royals

14-Citizens Bank / Philadelphia Phillies

15-Citi / NY Mets

16-Yankee / NY Yankees

17-Target / Minn Twins

18-Busch / St. Louis Cardinals

19-Dodger / LA Dodgers

20-Oakland / Oakland A`s

Next parks are Miller / Brewers,  PNC / Pirates.

Here are a few images from 16 of the 20 parks I have visited so far:

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-Baltimore Orioles

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-Old Yankee Stadium

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-Opening Day, New Yankee Stadium

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-#17 Metrodome, Minnesota Twins

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-#17 Redo- New Target Field

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20 down, 10 more to go! Next stop is Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers.

L-Dub

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