2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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Paul Swydan
2:44
Oh yeah, I need to set my 2017 preferences!
Erik
2:44
According to the Nats' broadcast, "Statcast has never run into a wall before."
Paul Swydan
2:44
In case you're not familiar with Game Changer - http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/building-a-top-50-priority-list-for-mlb...
E
2:45
$40-$50 to park? Geez, gotta love Cleveland. Even for the World Series we parked less than a mile away and paid $20
Paul Swydan
2:45
I think the Rockies official parking lot was $12-$15. Boston is insane.
TJB
2:45
Pro tip: Parking in the surface lots around Coors Field is typically $50 to $75, sometimes as much as $100 for Opening Day. A parking ticket in Denver is $25. So . . .
Paul Swydan
2:46
Haha.
benj
2:46
Broxton, K :(
Dave Cameron
2:46
For context, there is no paid parking in Bend, Oregon. Every spot in the city is free, all the time.
Paul Swydan
2:47
There are lots in Denver up Welton Street that blew my mind when I first moved there back in 2003. One was $1. Then I went a block north, and it went down to 50 cents. And then I went one more block and there was a 25 cent lot. For the whole day! It was like 8 blocks from my office, but I parked there because I couldn't believe it was true.
I guess times have changed.
Steve
2:47
Downside: you're in Bend, Oregon.
Dave Cameron
2:47
Visit Bend and you'll change your mind.
Paul Swydan
2:48
Gauntlet thrown!
mtsw
2:48
Coors Field, Fenway and OPACY are all adjacent to public transit! Don't pay $60 to park, take the train, people!
Paul Swydan
2:48
Porcello finishes another inning with a runner on base and a strikeout.
TJB
2:48
Yes, well, depending on how far up Welton you went in 2003, the risk of being stabbed and/or peed on was probably baked into the price.
Paul Swydan
2:49
Train takes 2+ hours from where I live. I don't live directly on the train line that pulls up to Yawkey. I like public transit, but it's not worth 2 hours to go 23 miles.
David
2:49
It just set in that this is the first Opening Day without Vin Scully.....
Paul Swydan
2:49
Yes, TJB, that was definitely a factor. But I only parked there during daylight hours, so I was OK.
Stephen C
2:50
Really enjoying Fangraphs Stadium Parking Live Blog
Paul Swydan
2:50
Sorry, we're just rolling with the comments you give us!
bosoxforlife
2:50
I will be in Bend, Sunriver, for the PGA National Club Professional Championship in June to watch my boy play. I am sure it is beautiful, can't wait.
Tooch
2:50
Is there anything better than an Italian sausage from one of the Fenway sausage carts before the home opener?
Dave Cameron
2:50
Sunriver is like 20 miles south, for the record.
Jack
2:51
When are we getting parking positional power rankings?
Paul Swydan
2:51
No. You go to the carts outside the gates, right? John Henry has enough money.
Bill
2:51
Thoughts on Piscotty extension?
Dave Cameron
2:51
Typical good-deal-for-team extension. Piscotty is older so I get why he wasn't banking on a big FA deal, but he would have done a lot better going year to year.
Sonny
2:52
ummm do you not drink on the T paul? people say new englanders aren't friendly, get on the last commuter out of south station with a 12 pack and you'll see the best (and terrible worst) of us
Paul Swydan
2:52
I don't live on the South Station lines anymore, sadly.
anonymous
2:52
Good thing the Nats ran up the starter's pitch count! Now they get to face David Phelps for more of the game.
Brandon M
2:53
Bend has some fantastic white water rafting if you're into that
Paul Swydan
2:53
And wakeboarding too, right Dave?
Colin
2:53
I know it's all minuscule, but for fun, which first game will have the biggest impact on playoff odds? SEA v HOU? STL v CHI?
Dave Cameron
2:53
TOR/BAL.
Bill
2:53
82 pitches for Volquez... kind of a quick hook?
Mike D
2:54
Bend, OR is amazing....as close to Disneyland for adults as it gets...well, adults that don't find Vegas to be Disneyland, that is
Dave Cameron
2:54
Marlins said they're going to have quick hooks on SPs.
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