The Vet was a massive eye-sore of steel that was rat infested had no character and oozed with mediocrity...not quite. The Vet was fricken awesome! Citizens Bank Park may be more pleasing aesthetically, has better viewing angles to the field, and tastier yum-yums, but it pales in comparison to the Vet. I miss the Vet. Fellow blogger, Corey, really stirred up some good time memories that I had at park back in the day. First off, tickets were a whole lot cheaper, and that's a good thing because I'm cheap. Secondly, the place was huge and could pack in nearly 60,000 fans on a bobblehead give-away, for tributes of past teams/players, or when those f'n Yankees came to town. Other great features were doubleheaders that didn't cost you 2 tickets. I remember cashing in on doublheaders all the time, getting 2 games for the price of 1. Now a days, doubleheaders are day/night where 2 tickets are needed to make more revenue. The Vet also had an angry feel to it, not happy and gay like the CIT...as Phillies fans and readers of this blog you know we're typically mad at something. The place wasn't very pleasing to the eye, but I'm there to watch the damn game not drool over the architecture. The Vet was where I saw my 1st professional baseball game. It is where I almost got booted from a mid-April freezing cold doubleheader in which only about 1,000 total fans were in attendance for yelling at the homeplate umpire on a botched call (Abreu was still safe!). The Vet is where I remember sitting in the 700 section as a young teenager on a hot summer's day and watching a fine looking female proceed to take off her shirt revealing a skimpy bikini top...those are irreplaceable memories my friends!
So, I pose to you, what is your favorite Veterans Stadium memory?
Update- November 2, 2006
Did I go to far?
When I say something politically incorrect I really mean no disrespect to the nationality, race, gender, intellectual capacity, religion, sexual preference or disability I'm making the comment about. I am doing it all for a laugh with no ill will and disgrace intended. I am not purposefully trying to offend anyone. I am sorry if I do offend you. I'm also sorry that you don't find my style of humor funny, but at the same time I respect your feelings. If you're taking my joking remarks seriously then please take this time to now understand I'm am merely joking. This world is becoming super sensitive to just about anything that can be considered objectionable. It's all said in jest my friends. With all that said in defense of myself, I am embarrassed that I have typed some of the stuff I have. I truly am sorry for offending anyone, and will tone it down in the future.