Archive | May, 2013

Section 139

27 May

As promised.  I go to the games and let you know where the best seats are for a person who is not comfortable with a lot of stairs.  At Nationals Park I have found a gem.  It is Section 139.  There at only 7 rows of seats.  There is a maximum of 12 stairs and it sits right over the Nationals Bullpen.

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The only problem with this section is you do not see the scoreboard, which mean you have to keep an eye on the score track under the 200 sections to find out who is batting, and what the pitch count is.  Not a huge deal breaker to me.  It is also shaded, or under cover so if it starts to rain, who cares.  The seats are nice and wide and they have cup holders for your drinks. The usher who supervises section 139 is very nice and will talk to you about anything baseball.  They have an option of having your food delivered to you using your smartphone but one of the ladies in our row said when she tried to use it the row number did not come up.  So up and down she went.  This is a draw back to the game since most people have forgot you should stay in your seat until after an inning is played.  In the first two innings played my friend and I had to let people throw the row 9 times.  I was being to get annoyed and the gentleman in front of me was really annoyed with his row jumping up and down throw out the innings since his wife had a bad hip. This continual getting up to let people throw the row is hard on able people but add in the fact she was using a cane it is very tricky.    

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Standing Room Only

27 May

Standing Room Only

Memorial weekend is always crowded on the metro, but add in a battle of the beltway game along with metro repairing tracks and you get one crowded car after the other. Even if you are at the end of the platform.

Louie the Baysox Mascot

17 May

Prince Georges Stadium is home of Louie the mascot to the Bowie Baysox, an affiliate minor league team of the Orioles. This is a fun stadium to go to see some of your favorite stars rehabbing or coming up. The general admission seats are the greatest seats for people who do not like more than a few steps.  They are the orange seats above the box seats, and they cost a few dollars less.  They are not individual seat they are bleachers with backs. A trick I learned after my first game is if you are going to the stadium for an evening game sit on the third base side.  If you make the mistake of sitting on the first base side like I did you will be wearing your sunglasses most of the game. The concourse is right behind these seats and the bathrooms are located on the ends of the concourses.  The stadium is not huge it houses four little places you can get dinner and an ice cream shop.

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Bowie Baysox

17 May

Bowie Baysox

Here is another description I wrote for trip advisor.  

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Nationals Stadium Washington DC

15 May

Nationals Stadium Washington DC

The game during the cherry blossom festival.

Today is May 15th

15 May

Today is May 15th and the Orioles are playing a 12:35 game today

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Trip Advisor Review Camden Yards

15 May

Trip Advisor Review Camden Yards

This is a post I recently wrote in http://www.tripadvisor.com about Camden Yards in Baltimore.  Home of the Orioles.  The first thing you notice is the Warehouse.  This is the icon of Camden Yards.  I have discussed with many baseball fans the attraction of Camden Yards and the first thing everybody says is the Warehouse is was the striking force that draws your attention as you walk toward the stadium.  The second thing they say is the beauty of the ballpark.   The other great thing is the light rail that sits in front of the Warehouse.  Getting to the ballpark is very easy.  Even if you drive Camden yards the stadium is to your left right off of 95 coming off of exit 52.  I usually park at the Sheraton when I drive.  Mainly because of the ease of getting right on 95 after the game. The  cost of parking is $20 event parking and is collected when you drive in.