7:03 pm January 15, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 18th, 201012:45 am
I know what you did you sick man!!
January 18th, 201012:46 am
nolie, i will have to think about the desert island director—on the short list would be hawks, hitchcock, tatie, s. ray, kurosawa, or fellini. have to ruminate over those.
January 18th, 201012:47 am
The 1st was the best to me.
jed, I don’t think Lew is a guy who’d put his hands around my brother’s throat for absolutely no reason, other than he’s a drunk maniac, and threaten my sister while he’s at it. I’m as laid back and cool as they come, but we got to protect our family. Anyhow, Lew’s old and he paints, why would I mess with him?
Sorry JJ, I ain’t been sick on the board in a while as far as I know, whatever it is must be your perverted imagination.
January 18th, 201012:49 am
I liked the first the best too Heath
January 18th, 201012:50 am
Naw, It’s a lazy sunday. I was bored. Trying out a little improv.
January 18th, 201012:53 am
It’s funny, we were all sitting around talking about anything and everything over the weekend and my bro started talking about movies we watched growing up and he mentioned a Sean Astin movie that came out in the mid/late 80’s that had Kevin Bacon in it. This bugged us to no end trying to figure out the name of it. It was called White Water Summer. Just thought to look up Sean Astin movies and there it was.
Oh yeah, BTTF 1 was definitely the best.
January 18th, 201012:55 am
Sometimes I like the old movies better because today’s movies spend so much time/money on special effects that the acting is just an after thought.
January 18th, 201012:56 am
well I think it’s time for a little nappy-poo. Kinda early but when you gotta passout, you gotta passout. nite 4 now.
Shanks a lot
January 18th, 201012:57 am
Anyone else wish DOB Would make up a rumor just to get the blog fired up?
January 18th, 201012:59 am
had to stay to agree with that Heath. perfect example IMO Transformers 2. Non-stop action from start to finish and who even cares about the cardboard cutout characters. At least the first one had a little character involvement.
“Snapps is the name of the game, the name of the game is snapps”
*Snap* *Snap* *Snap* *Snap* *Snap*
Ready for a real challenge?
Rethink everything you know
Now you’re getting it
So you think you’ve got it, huh?
January 18th, 20101:04 am
nolie, i posted some directors, but the post disappeared…among those under consideration would be hawks, hitchcock, s. ray, fellini, tatie…i’m sure that i’m missing others…
January 18th, 20101:09 am
I am often disappointed with movies because of their “lack of acting” and “lack of a good plot” in lieu of special effects.
January 18th, 20101:11 am
Heath, I think it’ll change soon because people will get sick and tired of the special effects movies, eventually … surely to God they will. I mean, how many computerized action figures crushing a city and people getting sliced in half can people actually take?
January 18th, 20101:22 am
Hard to tell… I don’t even watch any of the horror movies…I mean their different, but the same.
January 18th, 20101:26 am
nolie, i’ve tried sending you my list of directors a couple of times but it has failed to appear…just realized that on the shortlist, i included the director of films like ‘the 39 steps’, ‘rear window’, ’strangers on a train’, ‘dial m for murder’, et al. i guess that the last four letters of his last name might constitute a banned word on here…he was on the shortlist along with hawks, s. ray, tatie, kurosawa, fellini…probably some others, but they are the ones whom i am remembering…
January 18th, 20101:36 am
nope, just wishing I could go to NC. From Canada, roots/childhood in West Texas. American Citizen though.
P. W. Hjort
January 18th, 20101:49 am
Shanks a lot (January 18th, 2010 12:57 am EST): Anyone else wish DOB Would make up a rumor just to get the blog fired up?
I’d prefer a real rumor. I’m less interested with the made up ones.
January 18th, 20101:56 am
TnBrian. (January 18th, 2010 1:11 am EST): Heath, I think it’ll change soon because people will get sick and tired of the special effects movies, eventually … surely to God they will. I mean, how many computerized action figures crushing a city and people getting sliced in half can people actually take?
I’m not opposed to special effects, but they don’t make a movie with bad acting, plot, and dialogue good, like some movie companies think they will. Like you said, hopefully the trend will buck. I have to think it will, just based on the progressive principle. Then again, that could simply be hope…
January 18th, 20102:00 am
I’m drunk as a pissant, which will surprise nobody who remembers me, so my catching up from what I missed will be somewhat limited.
Scarlett and Kate? Both hot, though I prefer Scarlett. Penelope I recognize as a classically beautiful woman, but not really one of my types.
David, the fact you appreciate Martin S. so much makes your musical taste that much more confusing.
I’m getting tired of CGI myself; it has it’s place but modern directors are using it too much to make up for talent and substance. It’s become a directoral crutch.
TnBrian, I’ve hung out with Lew and although he’s old (old as old can well be), he’s still a load. I wouldn’t cross him.
I’m listening to the %$#!@ out of Dream Theater’s new DVD and it’s awesome. Anyone else dig DT?
January 18th, 20102:03 am
“I wouldn’t cross him” The Grinch
January 18th, 20102:04 am
Moe berg, just wrote a paper comparing Kurosawa’s “Throne of Blood” to Orson Welles’ “Macbeth” to Billy Morissette’s “Scotland, P.A.” Kurosawa’s version was the best by far, IMO.
January 18th, 20102:06 am
I just meant, he’s not just an old man who paints. He’s an angry, vicious old man who paints.
January 18th, 20102:29 am
Just watched tonight’s Elvis Costello Spectacle on Sundance Channel with guests John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Ray Lamontagne. Prine’s just such a great singer/songwriter, and a funny, personable guy. Always enjoy see him interviewed. He sang “Lake Marie” on the show tonight.
The Spectacle shows not to miss are coming this week and next: a two-part special that Costello did with Springsteen at the Apollo Theater. They ended up spending four hours together onstage, and it was too much good material for a single show, so they made it into two.
January 18th, 20102:33 am
grnch, your 8:22 was the funniest post of the night.
January 18th, 20102:39 am
lots of hatred for keith brooking on schultz’s blog tonight.
still cant remember a keith brooking moment in atlanta. always remember him chasing. never really making an impact unless it was 7 yards down the field.
more ego then talent, hmmm. reminds me of another former atlanta sports professional.
Elvis Costello? Yikes! Liked the Pogues and never could figure out how he sucked so much solo, IMO. Not a big Springsteen fan either; don’t see the attraction.
But I’m watching/listening to some old accoustic Niel Young on youtube…MAN that dude was awesome back in ‘67-71. Old Man, Heart of Gold, Needle and the Damage Done, etc.
January 18th, 20102:42 am
Thanks, man. No hatred for Brooking here; just surprise and sadness.
Prine is always a great interview, DOB. Had the luxury of seeing him live right here in Halifax a few years back. Amazing live show.
Wishing I had Sundance Channel right about now, dayum.
January 18th, 20102:46 am
funny, Grinch. I’ve been listening to a lot of Neil Young tonight – some of his newer albums. Trying to learn the song “When God Made Me”, and it’s going well. Don’t worry though, I’ve been mixing in a lot of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as well as some Crazy Horse.
January 18th, 20102:52 am
I honestly haven’t listened to too much of his newer stuff, man; been worried it’d be like most of my singer songwriters from the 60’s. Loved Bob Dylan from ‘62-66. Loved James Taylor from ‘65-71. Don’t know what the hell they were thinking afterward. Only one that survived I know about was Leonard Cohen.
January 18th, 20102:55 am
I love all the Dylan stuff, so let’s agree to disagree and not start a Holy Jihad on here. I know the only censored topic on here should be politics, but I’ve seen the Dylan debate turn nasty with serious fans, lol. The newer Neil Young stuff is really awesome, especially lyrically. Whatever time and lifestyle have taken away from Young’s singing and musical ability, they’ve added to his writing, in my opinion.
Have you listened to any of Ben Taylor? If you like James Taylor ‘65-’71, I assume you’ll love it!
January 18th, 20102:56 am
But I’ll take a chance if you say he’s still intact. Halifax? Awesome. I’m a southern boy; born and mostly raised in Georgia. But I lived a bit in NY as a kid; always curious about NS.
January 18th, 20102:59 am
No, never listened. But I will definitely do so on your recommendation. I did love the early James, even got a Criterion copy of “Two Lane Blacktop.” Surprisingly good film.
January 18th, 20103:01 am
Yeah, I’ll just not comment on Dylan. I’m all about keeping the peace.
January 18th, 20103:03 am
I will say his first three albums are some of the best stuff around…was partially weaned on it as a kid.
January 18th, 20103:05 am
And you can’t tell me with a straight face you love that new Christmas album. You just can’t.
January 18th, 20103:06 am
mark mcgwire may come off as a nicer person then pete rose but he probably did more damage to the game.
mcgwire changed salaries, made marginal player’s into millionaires, changed the way general manager’s approached the game, and probably took away the chances of many player’s in the minors that never used ped’s.
this guy hid for what six years? the only reason he is coming out is because he wants and needs a job.
the dude looks like he is gonna cry every time he is on tv.
save it mark. i hope you are booed out of every city this season.
i hope every city goes out of their way to make you feel uncomfortable.
you are a fake and a chronic liar. at least before barry gained a couple of hat sizes he was a pretty darn good athlete.
January 18th, 20103:08 am
Something in TV
January 18th, 20103:09 am
Halifax as a city is a sweet place to live, especially for younger men like myself. Canada’s youngest city with a huge influx of college kids from all over the place. Fittingly, it’s Canada’s indy music capital (the stop on the way to Toronto)… needless to say the music scene here is pretty nice. We also have the country’s largest black community so lots of blues and jazz influences that are normally unheard up here. We usually end up getting some pretty unreal big-time shows in recent years, the older artists like McCartney and the Stones love it here cause it’s more or less new to them, and the crowds are young and wild for the most part. That’s just the music part of it but it says a lot about life here without me writing an essay. Outside the capital the province is pretty much a lot like Vermont except in some pockets.
Never been to Georgia, but obviously need to get there. Hoping for this summer but if not definitely after I graduate from school and can afford the cost and time to get down.
January 18th, 20103:11 am
To be fair, McGwire dropped out part way through a two-year, 18 mil contract with the cards (back when that was a bunch) because he wasn’t putting up enough of a show for the fans. Barry would never have shown that kind of magnanimosity.
January 18th, 20103:15 am
Have not seen Two Lane Blacktop, but will look into it for sure. On another note it’s worth saying that you can definitely tell that Ben is James Taylor and Carly Simon’s son when you hear him, it’s a pretty neat sound.
Okay, I’ll give you the Christmas album. But I did listen to it the whole way through more than once over the holidays, so I guess I didn’t hate it as much as everyone else.
January 18th, 20103:17 am
Not sure if I just made that word up or not.
China, Ga’s not exactly on your average world tourist’s “to do” list, but it has its moments. Holla if you’re on your way down; I’ve got a plantation house 15 miles south of the airport. Thanks for the info on Halifax; all I knew about it was from reading about the Napoleonic wars. Sounds pretty happenin’.
grinch, just wish he would of met this head on. he is trying to evoke sympathy. like he is the victim.
January 18th, 20103:20 am
Barry Bonds to the rest of us:
“You wanna see what a REAL hitter can do on this shyte? Fine, see where your precious McGwire stands once I’m on a level playing field.”
What’s most amazing is that Bonds did it at AT&T… as a left-handed batter at that! Right field is where homers go to die in that park, one can only imagine how many he would have hit in/with either:
a) in a park like Fenway
b) with (more) protection in the lineup
b.2) with a more legit number of at-bats had he been pitched to
c) as a DH, where he could have focused on dingers alone.
January 18th, 20103:21 am
Two Lane Blacktop is awesome if you love EITHER classic muscle cars or James Taylor; manna if you’re into both. He’s surprisingly good. No music though, so don’t expect it. Good commentary on people in general, and the antagonist is the goofy “Camptown Ladies” guy from Blazing Saddles who drives a rival new GTO.
funny thing is how beloved he is in st. louis. been to several games in st. louis and they are serious fans.
maybe the best baseball fans out there. great baseball town.
January 18th, 20103:23 am
Dude might have seriously put out 100 round-trippers in a single campaign. Not joking!!!
January 18th, 20103:26 am
Well, if THAT GUY from Blazing Saddles is in it, I’m sold. Worst case scenario it’ll be a good laugh over some beers. I’ve gotta get to Georgia if for nothing else than my Braves, been a fan since ‘92 when I was three-and-a-half… all I have to say is God Bless Braves TBS Baseball, or else I would have been an Expos fan, possibly one of the most dumped-on fans in all of sports history.
January 18th, 20103:27 am
UGA, I hear you. Don’t know why he wasn’t straight from the get go. Much like Bonds, all you had to do was compare the rookie cards with the mid-30’s cards and see what was up on your own. Not a mystery. You don’t gain 35-50 pounds of lean muscle in your late 30’s as a pro athlete from changing your diet from beef to fish. UNLIKE Bonds, he was/is humble. Bonds is a %$#^-ing douche of the highest order. Talent or not, I hope he’s blackballed to the point the next generation of fans has never heard of him.
January 18th, 20103:28 am
put him im citizens one in philly with howard or anyone behind him, yatzee.
great point, big ball park and very little protection.
January 18th, 20103:31 am
Yeah, China, but the guy is actually acting. He’s weird, but not a comedy. Damn good film in its own way. I agree; the Expos got a raw deal. More than once.
January 18th, 20103:33 am
What you can say about Bonds is that he kept it clean for the longest of any of the big sluggers of the era. He was still pretty skinny at the end of the 90s, when he probably looked around and said “F-this, everyone hates me and they love McGwire and Sosa? Those cheating douches? Well, I’ll be damned but I’m not going to let them outperform me.”
Now I’m watching some Gordon Lightfoot, another of my faves from the 70’s.
for whatever reason mcgwire comes off as a coward. how in the world could you look into the eyes of the maris family and still shave your face in your mirror.
January 18th, 20103:36 am
gordon lightfoot, “if you could read my mind,” pretty good tune.
January 18th, 20103:39 am
Gord is Gold, brother. Not that I have too much of a choice because every Canadian pretty much loves him like someone from Jersey loves Springsteen.
Canadian Railroad Trilogy is probably his most epic tune, but I have a love for Sundown and Edmund Fitzgerald too.
January 18th, 20103:51 am
I can see her lyin’ there in her satin dress
In a room where ya do what ya don’t confess
Sun-Down, ya better take care
If I find you been creepin’ round my back-stairs
She been lookin’ like a queen in a sailor’s dream
But she don’t always say what she really means
Sometimes I think it’s a shame
when I get feelin’ better but I’m feelin’ no pain
I can picture every move that a man could make
Gettin’ lost in her lovin’ is your first mistake
Sudown, you better take care, if I find you been creepin’ round my back stairs
Sometimes, I think it’s a sin, when i get feelin’ better when I’m losin’ again
I can see her lookin’ fast in her faded jeans
She’s a hard lovin’ woman, got me feelin’ mean
Sometimes, I think it’s a shame…when i get feelin’ better when I’m feelin’ no pain
Sundown, ya better take care, if I find you been creepin’ round my back stairs
Sometimes, I think it’s a sin, when i get feelin’ better when I’m loosin’ again
January 18th, 20103:53 am
just unreal dude. now you’ve got me watching him live in Ontario for “Live 8″ back in 2005. Man can still get it done on stage.
January 18th, 20103:54 am
Straight dirty south here, bro. Good music is good music. Still don’t get Springsteen.
January 18th, 20103:59 am
I love Springsteen personally, but I get why others don’t. Helps that I’m a sax player, born in the 80s, that grew up in a mill town where my Dad and Grandpa are union-proud men. Makes me pretty pre-disposed to his music, doesn’t it?
January 18th, 20104:01 am
If you’re youtubing Edmund Fitzgerald (yes, I used that as a verb), I recommend the “Edited by Joseph Fulton” version. Disturbing and important.
January 18th, 20104:05 am
A quick look at my arena’s website shows that both Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot are playing this spring, can’t believe I hadn’t heard this sooner. Happened to check it out because there was a Wilco show announced today and I wanted to get some tickets. Should be a nice spring
January 18th, 20104:07 am
Yeah, you get a pass. Makes sense. I was born in ‘73 to southern psychotherapists who dragged me up to New York as a kid for their stint at NYU; I play metal and blues guitar and got my @$$ kicked a bunch up there for wondering why the hell everyone loved Bruce. Got a Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) series ESP and a ‘98 Les Paul, which I alternate on like hot twin sisters that have different hair colors.
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
January 18th, 20104:15 am
With all due respect to DOB’s love for Penelope Cruz…………ain’t no woman hotter than Shania Twain.
Not to mention…she’s also Canadian (Lol).
January 18th, 20104:52 am
Well, guess I rule the the late night roost once again. Which doesn’t say much, other than that my GF isn’t here and I’m bored. I’m now listening to Sepultura, anyone want lyrics?
January 18th, 20105:23 am
Now for some Rammstein…Reise, Reise, %$#@$-es!
Bay Area Steve
January 18th, 20105:32 am
January 18th, 20105:35 am
Still here, Grinchy. Was just watching Friday Night Lights and got distracted.
January 18th, 20106:02 am
Roost what? You’re providing a nest of some sort? Right. Good to see you again too, Steve.
I’m now ready for shut down mode; a little nap and then some Macky D’s for breakfast in a couple of hours. Mc %$#^-it.
Behave, Grove. Keep the home fires burning, and all that.
January 18th, 20107:54 am
McDees bfast already downed here. Three Bacon Egg McMuffin’s, three hashbrowns, two OJ’s and a green tea. Goodnight, all. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Long live the King!
January 18th, 20108:13 am
The WWE is still real to me dammit.
I ate at the vortex the other night for the first time. I thought it was ok. A little cramped but it was a new experience.
January 18th, 20108:15 am
Health breakfast there.
January 18th, 20109:05 am
A name being mentioned as a OF possibility for the SF Giants was Eric Byrnes. Are the Braves looking at this guy? You can get him for the minimum, why not take a flyer on him? When healthy he is fast, hits a ton of doubles and triples. Perfect leadoff or 2nd spot guy. Plays a good outfield.
January 18th, 20109:09 am
God I cannot get rid of this hangover
January 18th, 20109:11 am
Just checked in to catch up, and it’s obvious that pitchers and catchers better report soon, or we’ll all go nuts.
January 18th, 20109:22 am
nothing better than spreadsheets full of numbers with a hangover
January 18th, 20109:24 am
soweGA – or I will be dead…. I was bored with a bottle of red I opened last night, so thought seeing “The Dude” won best actor I would open a different wine… as it turns out, this morning I get up with the worst hangover I have had in 20 years.. I go into the kitchen and see I finished both bottles…… agghhhh
January 18th, 20109:26 am
tiger – and to top things off, I didn’t know today was a market holiday… so I am now sitting with large positions in markets that have all gone against me… and there is zero liquidity
January 18th, 20109:28 am
Red Sox senior adviser Bill James could not help but smile at the idea that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America would present him with an honor for long and meritorious service to baseball. The father of modern baseball statistical analysis, James was often at odds with the mainstream media over how best to evaluate a player’s performance. Writers, in turn, were slow to give the ideas James espoused any credence. But James is now part of the establishment, having worked for the Red Sox since 2002, and many writers embrace the virtues of nontraditional statistics. “I’m certain that in my youth I delayed this day quite a number of times by writing unnecessary unkind things about the BBWAA,’’ said James, who was given the Judge Emil Fuchs Award by the Boston chapter of the association at its annual dinner last night. “My work has been overappreciated for a long time. I’m grateful for that; I’m flattered by it. I try as best I can to make some of that credit reflect on others that I’ve worked with and those who have helped me.’’
James sees the game turning toward a new respect for defense after an era in which on-base percentage was emphasized. The Red Sox embraced that idea over the winter, signing free agents Adrian Beltre, Mike Cameron, and Marco Scutaro as much for their gloves as their bats. “When one innovation plays itself out, the next one has to begin,’’ James said. “We were concerned several years ago that the advantage of the things that we knew could play itself out when you reach the point that everybody knew those things. “Only [this] season will show whether we are keeping up or running in place.’’
James rejects the idea that defensive analysis is not as advanced or reliable as offensive metrics. “The only difference between our ability to evaluate defense and offense at this point is confidence,’’ he said. “Defense, at this point, can be evaluated with the same degree of precision and the same degree of agreement among different methods as offense. “We haven’t been doing it all our lives. We’ve had pretty good methods now for five or six years. I’ve been doing the [offensive] stuff all my life. I know what’s a normal gap between two seasons [offensively] and what isn’t. I don’t know the same [defensively].’’
In that regard, James is interested to see how the coming season plays out for the Sox. “What I’m most curious about in 2010 is how much better we’re going to be defensively,’’ he said. “I don’t think anyone questions that we’re going to have a better defensive team. But are we going to be as much better defensively as we want to believe we are, and is that going to have as much impact on [the pitching staff] as we hope it does?’’
January 18th, 20109:35 am
when you say zero as in nobody can help or very few.. I know its against your typical strategy but do you hold in that scenario until more markets open tomorrow and just accept the risk
January 18th, 20109:36 am
How many…. people getting sliced in half can people take? TnBrian-
I don’t know, but the fact that they’ve come back and re-made the Halloween movies, are starting to re-make all the Jason/Friday the 13th movies, 72 Saw movies, 10 or 12 Final Destination sequels and at least 14 Hills Are Alive flicks should give some indication that it won’t be anytime soon?
January 18th, 20109:45 am
braveheart, interesting quotes from bill james about the red sox defense…its not like the guys they got cant play offense too…but i was thinking…what a difference offensively between the current red sox team, and the ones who won world series’ recently. david ortiz in his prime, manny ramierez, johnny damon…they dont have quite the same star power they used to have on offense.
January 18th, 20109:48 am
Bat M It has been said that those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. -Wendi Kaufman
Oh yeah! I knew that…
I remember plenty of my own history, does that count?
January 18th, 20109:49 am
Just got the opportunity to read your new blog after a rather long weekend. I’ve got to say though, your sentiments on the signing of Damon are right on. I’d think the Braves could find a suitor for a Cabrera trade quite easily, if not however, I feel the same way about Diaz. I’d really hate to see him go, much rather see a trade of Cabrera.
January 18th, 20109:51 am
I vote “NO” on an Eric Byrnes signing!! We don’t need another “what if” in the lineup. Plus, who would you move to make room for him?
January 18th, 201010:03 am
Avatar = Dances with Wolves in Space Shanks
maybe so, but it is also gonna end up at least the second best grossing picture in history and might have a shot a TITANIC for first.”
Dances with Wolves = Great Movie
I’ve also heard it called Dances with Smurfs
Avatar is already at 1.6 billion. I have no doubt it passes Titanic’s 1.8 billion. I wanted to see it at imax on Saturday the 16th and all the times before 1am were still sold out. Think about that, starting a 3 hour movie at 1am and I’m sure lots of people will be there.
Now that it’s added a best picture win, this movie easily crosses the 2 billion mark as it draws in some of the people who otherwise wouldn’t have given it a second thought. Wow.
January 18th, 201010:05 am
Lew or anybody who knows,is Dark Star part of Disney property? Does it have a seperate entrance?
January 18th, 201010:18 am
never been there but from what I read/see it has its own entrance/parking see if this link helps
January 18th, 201010:26 am
CB, yes it has it’s own entrance and it has it’s own free parking. However, the walk feels like parking in Blue Lot at Turner Field.
January 18th, 201010:34 am
do they have bike racks at the front of the stadium…if the walk is like the blue lot I’ll ride my bike from the car to the stadium LOL
January 18th, 201010:42 am
tiger297, I probably over exaggerated. It’s a longer walk than you think it would be for a spring training stadium (unless you have VIP parking access). Plus that lovely Central Flordia heat bears down on ya pretty hard.
January 18th, 201010:47 am
Thx for the post on James and the Sox and the newfound emphasis on defense.
So let’s see … Diaz/Melky in LF instead of Loaf. Big upgrade.
Glaus (former GG at 3B) instead of LaRoche (limited range, great hands) at 1B. A wash at worst.
Prado fulltime at 2B. Better than Prado/KJ, I think.
Heyward in waiting for RF (with Melky potentially starting the season there) vs. Diaz/Frenchy. Frenchy has limited range but that great arm. Diaz is OK. I say a minor upgrade with potential to be major if Heyward is as good as advertised.
A healthy Chipper at 3B? More games for Ross behind the plate? All would help.
Also, having Infante and Thurston on the bench and Schafer in AAA are bonuses.
And if Damon becomes a Brave, I’d consider him an upgrade over Diaz in LF, even though JD’s arm is pathetic. At least he can get to everything.
January 18th, 201010:48 am
CB-The Braves have a stadium at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex (known not so affectionately as Dark Star). Yes, it IS a separate complex, just like The Magic Kingdom, Disney MGM, Animal Kingdom and Epcot Center (not to mention Downtown Disney-seeing a pattern here?). They usually charge about $12 to get into WWS (read that the Braves’ practices-haven’t seen much else worth $12 bucks). Great little stadium, though and lots of access to players IF you go before they start playing the exhibition games-then it gets much harder. That’s why I report with pitchers and catchers. Don’t care about meaningless games with not knowing half the players in said game.
January 18th, 201010:51 am
It’s a decent walk, but y’all-I made it just fine-even when I weighed 330. Should be somewhat easier with 60 less pounds though, this time around.
For practices, there wiill be plenty of parking and the walk won’t be so bad. For the games? Well, depends on who is playing. With the Yankees, you may have a half mile or more to walk. If you know someone with a handicapped sticker……..Also, if needed, they will get a wheel chair for disabled persons.
January 18th, 201010:53 am
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