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The Time I Climbed a Tree to See a Hall of Famer

Sep 11, 2019 No Comments by

My parents were confused when we arrived in Cooperstown on an August afternoon in 1978 and there was a HUGE crowd around in town. It turns out that my parents, while planning a 4-week long vacation from our home in Texas, had unknowingly planned our visit to Cooperstown on induction day. I was only 9, […]

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The Toughest Ticket in Town: Seeing The Flyers With My Dad at the Perennially Sold Out Spectrum

Sep 10, 2019 1 Comment by

by Barry R. For a young teen in Philadelphia in the 1974-1975 timeframe, there was no greater love than the Broad Street Bullies: Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Rick MacLeish, Dave Schultz, et al. They dominated the NHL with brawn, offensive firepower, and amazing goaltending, and every kid I knew loved them. They would […]

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Yankee Opening Day 2011

Feb 14, 2017 No Comments

By Gary S. 2011 opening day game at Yankees Stadium was a cold early spring day with a very little drizzle turning to light hale, nothing a fan couldn’t prepare for, but at least 10 percent of the seats were empty when the game started and only a third were filled for Mo’s last pitch. […]

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1959 – White Sox vs Dodgers World Series Story

May 22, 2016 1 Comment

by Brule Laker Here’s a story In 1959, after 40 years, the Chicago White Sox finally won an American League pennant.  With no Internet, Ticketmaster, eBay, StubHub or other such services, one needed to know someone in the ticket office, in our case, the head guy, Tommy Maloney. My uncle, a season-ticket holder, got tickets […]

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Jersey Boys

May 19, 2016 No Comments

I save all my tickets because I have Jarrod Spector sign them.  On the 5th Anniversary Jersey Boys show I had the 4 guys sign it for me. This pictures is from April 13th and the very first time I met Jarrod Spector. I was there only one left at the stage door and as […]

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It’s the Belgian Beer Fest of course

May 16, 2016 No Comments

by Jared Aupperle The “Beer Thursdays” road trip to Boston. Six guys, two brewery stops on the way up, one ridiculous all day beer festival, and the best Belgian waffles ever. Beer Advocate’s Belgian Beer Fest included 100 plus beers and about 1,000 people at each of the two sessions. We of course attended both […]

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Rock of Ages – Glee meets Metal

May 13, 2016 No Comments

What a great surprise this show was. It is completely like Glee meets Metal, or the other way around. The way they use the metal songs of the 80’s, particularly, the ballads was genius. Seeing Dee Snider brought back memories of growing up in Long Island and seeing Twister sister at Speaks in Island Park. […]

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Kentucky Derby Memories

May 07, 2016 No Comments

I don’t have an entrance ticket to the 1975, 101st running of the Kentucky Derby, but I was there with some friends. We climbed over the wall, made it to tunnel under the track and into the center field. We settled in and party with the masses for the afternoon. I lost about $20.00 on […]

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Don’t you wish you worked with me

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Jessica B. At the end of last year my boss negotiated some money for us to do a group bonding experience. We are four very different people, so we had some trouble coming up with something we would all want to do. One is a club hopping British woman. One is a Northshore “piker,” […]

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It’s Time to take Texas!

May 01, 2016 No Comments

A great fall afternoon to watch CC hold Texas Rangers to only 2 runs with 11 hits and stranding 7 runners on the bases over 6 innings. 10 strike outs, no walks by the Yankees staff and the Sandman come in to close it out in the top of 9th. Now for game 6, time […]

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