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The Visitor's Guide to Boston

Boston



The capital and largest city of Massachusetts, in the eastern part of the state on Boston Bay, an arm of Massachusetts Bay. Founded in the 17th century, it was a leading center of agitation against England in the 18th century and a stronghold of abolitionist thought in the 19th century. Today it is a major commercial, financial, and educational hub. Population: 591,000


Map of Boston:

This map is your guide to anything in Boston. Looking for the T, colleges, or museums? Look here! Looking for a list of only 24 hour businesses? This is the place! How about a bike map? Or the Freedom Trail? This includes those as well. Click away: http://http://www.boston-online.com/Maps/

Also, interested in a specific part,activity, landmark, or place in Boston? Search it on GoogleMaps, here: http://http://maps.google.com/

In need of tickets?

For Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots Tickets, Try:

http://http://www.ticketmaster.com/

http://http://www.stubhub.com/

http://http://www.aceticket.com/

http://http://www.ticketliquidator.com/sports.aspx?utm_medium=3568239&utm_source=cjid&cji d=3568239

http://http://www.ticketsnow.com/

http://http://www.ticketcity.com/

http://http://www.vividseats.com/

http://http://www.razorgator.com/

http://http://www.ticketnetwork.com/default.aspx


Want to check out your view from the seats?

Click here:

Red Sox:http://http://www.preciseseating.com/
Patriots: http://www.virtualbirdseye.com/2008/...irds-eye-view/
Bruins: http://www.seats3d.com/nhl/boston_bruins/
Celtics:http://http://www.seats3d.com/nba/boston_celtics/

Parking Near the Garden: (Bruins/Celtics)

**There is parking underneath the Garden. It is convienient before the game, to park and just head up to the ice/court, however the spaces are very narrow, the crew makes you back into a spot, and leaving after is nearly always a hassel. Not my personal favorite place, but the garage under the Garden is available.**

Government Center Parking Garage

$25.00 during events, hourly rates apply during non-event hours.

"Our central location is just steps from the TD Garden, Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, the North End, Suffolk University, the Bulfinch Triangle and City Hall Plaza."

Address: 50 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA, 02114

For Step by Step directions to Government Center Parking Garage, click here: http://www.governmentcentergarage.com/boston-parking-map.html


Basketball City Parking Garage

$25.00 during events, hourly rates apply during non-event hours.

35 Lomasney Way
Boston, MA 02114

For Step by Step directions to Basketball City, click here: http://www.basketballcity.com/bbc.php?city=boston&page=directions

Parking near Fenway Park: (Red Sox)

**Parking near Fenway can be tricky. The following link will be your best guide. It lists the name of each parking garage, its location on a map, the address it is located, and the rates at which you pay to park there.

For a complete listing of parking garages near Fenway park, please click: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/directions/index.jsp?content=parking


Getting To Boston, and getting around:

Flying in?


Check out Logan International Airport:
http://http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/Pages/Default.aspx

Amtrak User?

http://http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage

Your guide to the T:

http://http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/getting_around/

Renting a car?

Logan airport has many car rental companies for you to choose from!

In need of air, car rental and hotel assistance?

Book through:

http://http://www.expedia.com/Home.htm

http://http://www.priceline.com/

http://http://www.orbitz.com/

The weather in Boston:

Up to date current forecast, daily forecast, seven day forecast, and all details include water temperature and pollen count. Boston weather can be tricky, come prepared!

http://http://www.boston.com/weather/

Places to Stay in Boston


Bulfinch Hotel
Located .5 miles from the TD Garden

107 Merrimac Street
Boston, MA 02114


http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/137141/

Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf Located .5 miles from the TD Garden

34-44 Charles River Avenue
Boston, MA 02129

http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/60576/

Omni Parker House
Located .6 miles from TD Garden

60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/25242/

Holiday Inn BOSTON AT BEACON HILL
Located .7 miles from TD Garden

5 BLOSSOM ST AT CAMBRIDGE ST
Boston, MA 02114

http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/16546/

*For a complete listing of Boston Hotels, please visit

http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels/locations/Boston/MA/usa/469/




Places to Eat in Boston


Nebo
Located .1 mile from TD Garden

90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114

For Menus/Pricing, click here: http://www.nebopizzeria.com

Joe Tecces Restauraunt and Café
Located .1 Miles away from TD Garden

61 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114

For menus and pricing, click here: http://www.joetecces.com

Sports Grille Boston
Located .1 miles from TD Garden

132 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

For menus and Pricing, click here: http://http://sportsgrilleboston.com/.

Boston Beer Works
Located .1 miles from TD Garden

112 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

For menu and Pricing, click here: http://beerworks.net

Fours
Located .1 miles from TD Garden:

166 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

For menus and pricing: http://http://thefours.com/

Cheers

The Original:

84 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

The Replica:
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Quincy Market, South
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Cheers Restauraunt offers a coupon for 5$ off your total bill by clicking here:http://www.cheersboston.com/pub/main_cheersbucks.html


**FAN FAVORITE**

Out of town people's first question typically relates to Mike's Pastry.

Mike's Pastry:


"Through these doors
begins the extraordinary story of a world-renowned legend
from Boston's "Little Italy", the North End."


300 Hanover St
Boston, Massachusetts 02113
(617) 742-3050

Open Mon-Tue,Sun 8am-10pm; Wed-Thu 8am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 8am-11:30pm

To start drooling over the cannolis and baked goods tourists rave about before you even arrive, please click: http://www.mikespastry.com/


For a complete listing of Restaurants and Cafes, please visit: http://www.urbanspoon.com/ps/4/1280/Boston/Sports-Venues/TD-Banknorth-Garden.html

Bars in Boston


**The Fours, The Boston Sports Grille, and Boston Beer Works are all bars, in addition to restaurants**

Hurricane O’Riellys

150 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114-1805

http://http://www.hurricaneoreillysboston.com/

Sullivan’s Tap

168 Canal St
(between Causeway St & Traverse St)
Boston, MA 02114

The Penalty Box

65 Causeway
(between Lancaster St & Portland St)
Boston, MA 02114

For a complete listing of Bars in Boston, please visit: http://http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-p...oston%20garden


Things to do in Boston


The Duck Tours:

"Boston Duck Tours is a great way to start off your visit to Boston. We give you a great overview of the city, show you many unique neighborhoods and splash you into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines"

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://http://www.bostonducktours.com/tour_sites_main.html
Sports Related Fun
:


-Explore the Boston Sports Trail:

"Includes: Fenway Park, Boston Garden, Sports Museum, Boston Athletic Association, Boston Public Library, Matthews Arena, Bleacher Bar, Agganis Arena, Cabot Physical Education Center"

http://http://www.geovative.com/GeoTours/tourView.asp?6174Vq=LIGE

-Fenway Park Tours:

"TOUR SCHEDULE
• NON-GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; tours run every hour on the hour until 4 p.m.
• GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - three and a half hours prior to game time; tours run every hour on the hour until three and a half hours prior to game time
TOUR PRICING
• Adults: $12.00
• Seniors: $11.00
• Children (3-15): $10.00
• Group tours are available (minimum of 40 people). Please contact the tour office at 617-226-6666 for more information."


http://http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp
-New England Sports Museum:
The Sports Museum is located in the TD Banknorth Garden. This museums aim is to showcase the wealth of sports history New England has to offer.
http://www.tdgarden.com/sportsmuseum/default.asp

Museum Related Fun
:

Museum of Science

"This interactive museum is sure to be fun for the whole family! From hands on exhibits to the planetarium, there is an endless amount of fun to be had".

http://http://www.mos.org/

Museum of Fine Arts:

"From ground-breaking exhibits to state-of-the-art galleries the MFA has it all. From one of the world's largest Asian art collection to Egyptian mummies, the MFA has something for all visitors".

http://http://www.mfa.org/

The Freedom Trail:

"One can take a self-guided tour or one of the many tours available through the Boston Common Visitors Center at 148 Tremont Street or the Bostix Booth located at Faneuil Hall. If you prefer to ride, you can pay for one of the trolley tours, which are unofficial guided tours, but do take the rider to many of the sites along the Trail and allow one to disembark at selected stops".

http://http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/

The New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

http://http://www.neaq.org/index.php?gclid=CKfe4qqmi6sCFYXb4AodJnpavQ

For a complete list of Museums, please visit:

http://http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/museums.asp

Shopping in Boston



Downtown Crossing:

"It is here, in the bustling fast-paced financial district, that you will find a full range of national department stores, boutiques and pushcarts."

http://http://www.bostonbid.org/


Faneuil Hall:

"Here you will find over 40 pushcart eateries and 17 restaurants. Aside from the world class food, you can also find great shopping."

http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

Newbury Street:

"World renowned shopping in some of Boston's most chic and fashionable stores"
.

http://http://www.newbury-st.com/

**A bit further than Boston, but worth visiting:

Patriots Place:

"Shop. Dine. Enjoy. -There is something for everyone."

"Adjacent to Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place features more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

You will find major fashion retailers, live and interactive entertainment, eateries, a four-star hotel, state of the art theatre and much, much more.

There is something for everyone at Patriot Place... a once in a lifetime experience, every day!

Patriot Place hours of operation:
10:00am - 9:00pm Monday-Saturday
10:00am - 7:00pm Sunday"


For more details on Patriots Place, please visit: http://http://www.patriot-place.com/


For a complete listing of Shopping in Boston, please visit: http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/shopping_dining.asp

Colleges in Boston:

Only you know what you are looking for when it comes to your future campus. Opinions of others are great, but your best bet is to view the campus yourself and read about each school's ammentities on their home pages. Listed below are a few links to the schools most often questioned, and also a link to a site recommended by a fellow HF user. (Hoss75)

Boston College::http://http://www.bc.edu/
Boston University:http://http://www.bu.edu/
Northeastern:http://http://www.northeastern.edu/
Suffolk University:http://http://www.suffolk.edu/
Harvard:http://http://www.harvard.edu/

The Princeton Review:

The Princeton Review is a webpage that allows students to search schools, compare schools, use tools such as SAT/PSAT preperation, find books, prepare students for undergrad or grad school and even has tools and tips useful for parents.

Check it out for yourself at: http://http://www.princetonreview.com/about-us.aspx


Other Fun Things to Touch Upon


Going to the Garden:

-Doors open an hour before game time, i.e., 6:00 for a 7:00 game, 12:00 for a 1:00 game, etc.
-Warm ups are open to anyone, and you can get as close to the ice as you want until game time in which you will forced to go to your assigned seat.
-The TD Garden does not serve alcohol to anyone under 25 with an out of state ID.
-The proshop is located on the same level as the train station in the Garden, before going up the stairs/escalators to enter tha game. It is open before and after the game on all game days, and business hours on non-game days.
-Bruins practices in Wilmington are typically opened to the Public, unless otherwise noted.

Understanding the language:


barrel - a trash can, garbage can
blinkahs - automobile directional signals[34]
Bubblah – drinking fountain.
Bulls**t - has a second meaning of "very angry"
clam diggers - short pants worn in the summer time
"clickah/channel changer" - a television remote control
frappe (pronounced /fręp/) – 'a blend of ice cream, milk, and syrup (In Boston milkshake refers to a concoction without ice cream, but merely with milk blended with flavored syrup by shaking.
grindah - a baked submarine sandwich... NOT the equivalent of a toasted sub
hub - Boston
jimmies – 'chocolate ice cream sprinkles'/ rainbow jimmies - colored ice cream sprinkles
packie – liquor store (from "package store")[42]
pissah - means something akin to "great" either realistically or sarcastically.
rotary – 'traffic circle
Staties - Massachusetts State Troopers
wicked - 'very', in the extreme; as in 'wicked pissa' meaning 'very good'.

Moving to Boston? A few things to Consider:

-You should not recognize the letter “R” as a part of the English language.
- You know what a “regular” coffee is.
-You should keep an ice scraper in your car year-round.
- You should learn to tell the difference between a Revere accent and a Dorchester accent.
- You should know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, and Haverhill.
-You should know how to pronounce Yastrzemski. 20. You order iced coffee in January
- You should know what they sell at a Packie.
-You should kbnow what First Night is.
-The words ‘WICKED’ and ‘GOOD’ go together.
-You should own a “Yankees Suck” shirt or Hat.
-You should know what a frappe is.
-You should be able to complete the Following: “Lynn, Lynn…”
-You should know how to merge from 6 lanes of traffic to 1.
-You should know that Johnny Damon and Roger Clemens are more evil than Whitey Buldger.
-You are expected to know who Whitey Buldger is.

Enjoy your travels!

**Please feel free to PM me with any further questions.


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Never realized this before, but I knew that wicked was a big word down there. It's also very common up here in Newfoundland. Except I would say that "The Bruins are effing wicked!" instead of "The Bruins are wicked good". Wicked up here is generally used in the same form as awesome.

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Never realized this before, but I knew that wicked was a big word down there. It's also very common up here in Newfoundland. Except I would say that "The Bruins are effing wicked!" instead of "The Bruins are wicked good". Wicked up here is generally used in the same form as awesome.
I heard wicked used in that sense a lot when I was in Europe, particularly by the British folk.

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The plan is to update the initial post with information either by LW or Mods. Questions should be asked here if the info not already mentioned. Don't be offended if anything you post is deleted as we want to try and keep this thread as clean as possible.

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The plan is to update the initial post with information either by LW or Mods. Questions should be asked here if the info not already mentioned. Don't be offended if anything you post is deleted as we want to try and keep this thread as clean as possible.
As I said in the last thread before it was closed, I am open to any and all suggestions. PM me and Ill add info or make any changes or additions.

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hey all! Going to the Bruins islanders game on the 23rd. What would be a good place to park that wouldn't be too expensive when split 5 ways?

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hey all! Going to the Bruins islanders game on the 23rd. What would be a good place to park that wouldn't be too expensive when split 5 ways?
5 ways? Anywhere.

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haha well where's anywhere? under ten bucks per person would be good but 5 or less would be ideal

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Tomorrow morning I will update the thread to include parking garages.

I'm on my phone and want to do it adequately, so I'll wait.

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Government Center Garage

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Okay Knight, I updated the thread with parking garages. I personally park at Basketball City every home game.

Both Basketball City and Gov't Center are 25$ and both are walking distance from the Garden.

Here's the difference:

If you are getting out of the garage and heading straight to the game/pro shop/ into the garden, etc, Basketball City is a more direct route.

If you are going to a bar or restauraunt before/after the game, Government Center may be a better option as Boston Beer Works, The Grand Canal, Boston Sports Grille, Greatest Bar, Hurricane O'Riellys, Halftime Pizza, Sullivan's Tap, etc, are all located along the walk from Gov't Center Parking Garage to the Garden.

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Great work!
My pet peeves that might be fun to address:
1) Link to Google Maps. I mean with all the questions on where everything is relative to everything else, none of these people have thought to look at a map.
2) Links to the Princeton College Review. It's been surprising how many people are researching the colleges they want to apply to (and potentially attend) based on HFBruins fans answer to "If I got into both BC and BU which one should I go to?"

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Great work!
My pet peeves that might be fun to address:
1) Link to Google Maps. I mean with all the questions on where everything is relative to everything else, none of these people have thought to look at a map.
2) Links to the Princeton College Review. It's been surprising how many people are researching the colleges they want to apply to (and potentially attend) based on HFBruins fans answer to "If I got into both BC and BU which one should I go to?"
Hoss- Colleges and links are listed toward the bottom of the page and a link to the princeton review (plus a shout out credit to you) are toward the bottom of the page.

Google maps is also linked at the top of the page under maps.

Thank you for your input.

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Hoss- Colleges and links are listed toward the bottom of the page and a link to the princeton review (plus a shout out credit to you) are toward the bottom of the page.

Google maps is also linked at the top of the page under maps.

Thank you for your input.
I don't think he was calling you out, more calling out people that ask those questions without thinking of looking in the places he suggested.

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Perfect timing for a thread like this to be out there. Just bought tickets to the Bruins/Leafs game on October 20th. I'll have to bookmark this for future reference as we book hotels and tours around Boston.

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Hoss- Colleges and links are listed toward the bottom of the page and a link to the princeton review (plus a shout out credit to you) are toward the bottom of the page.

Google maps is also linked at the top of the page under maps.

Thank you for your input.
Awesome must've missed the maps.

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I don't think he was calling you out, more calling out people that ask those questions without thinking of looking in the places he suggested.
Yes, thanks. I was just throwing out suggestions to help in the effort. I commend LoneWolf for the work being put in.

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Awesome must've missed the maps.


Yes, thanks. I was just throwing out suggestions to help in the effort. I commend LoneWolf for the work being put in.
No, no, i didn't mean it that way at all. I put them in because he suggested them and was being sincere on my thanks.

It was kind of a short winded response, I didn't mean anything by it.

I actually liked the ideas, hence putting them in and giving Hoss credit for the college stuff.

Sorry for the miscommunication.

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haha well where's anywhere? under ten bucks per person would be good but 5 or less would be ideal
I lived in the city and drove to every game, no sense in paying $1.70 each way for 2 people.

Nautica Garage on Constitution Rd. in Charlestown, $5. It used to be STH only and you had to give up your ticket, but they changed that to $5 parking after 5pm.

Just walk over the dam and you are there.

However, before you turn on Constitution rd, there is 8am-6pm m-f 2 hours parking on the right on Chelsea St. (AKA unlimited parking after 6pm, so you can get there a 4pm). Spots are limited but you can most likely snag one if you get there between 4 and 5.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=nautic...N&hl=en&tab=wl

Or if you are hungry, you can park at the charlestown 99, eat, and they will bus you over for free.

Near the Garden there are some meters but they have began to be scheisty and up the ending time to 8pm, and 2 hour limits. When they were meters that ended at 6pm I loved snagging one next to a parking lot and smiling at the guy who just paid $25 and I filled my meter with 4 quarters.

If you go past the garden and up Staniford or New Chardon street and onto Cambridge Street near Charles MGH you can snag some meters, or there are a few commercial loading zones that are only valid until 5pm and most likely will be empty.

Boston is probably one of the easiest major cities to find reasonable parking in, especially compared to "no overnight, only two hours everywhere, even if there is no sign" neighbor Brookline.

You just need not panic and drive to the first garage you see. It amazes me that people will pay $50 to park near fenway, when you can drive 2mins down Comm ave and grab a meter and pay $5 to park for a day game, and even less for a night game (meters shut off at 6).

I dont like to pay for parking.


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Okay Knight, I updated the thread with parking garages. I personally park at Basketball City every home game.

Both Basketball City and Gov't Center are 25$ and both are walking distance from the Garden.

Here's the difference:

If you are getting out of the garage and heading straight to the game/pro shop/ into the garden, etc, Basketball City is a more direct route.

If you are going to a bar or restauraunt before/after the game, Government Center may be a better option as Boston Beer Works, The Grand Canal, Boston Sports Grille, Greatest Bar, Hurricane O'Riellys, Halftime Pizza, Sullivan's Tap, etc, are all located along the walk from Gov't Center Parking Garage to the Garden.
Yikes!

Its cheaper to park at a meter, not pay it, and get a ticket.

Someone should read their STH welcome folder.

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Yikes!

Its cheaper to park at a meter, not pay it, and get a ticket.

Someone should read their STH welcome folder.
There is a group of us that go together, so its not as bad as it sounds. We either split it, switch off games, months, etc. I dont just front 25$ a game.

Plus, I don't do well with the T and shuttles, etc. I have serious panic attacks. And I cant trust walking because a certain season ticket holder that I shall not name is often not able to walk anywhere on their own after the games.

I think its best if I just know where my car is, safe and sound.

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Great stuff, just one tiny quibble. I park at the Garden garage (being from out of town, I'm not familiar with driving in the city, and the access to and from the Mass. Pike is simple if you park there). The spaces are fine (I have a Jeep Cherokee) and I've never once been instructed to back in to a space.

Thanks for the restaurant info - going Monday and was looking for a spot to eat afterward.

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Obviously different experiences, but I have always been instructed to back in (and by always I mean the three times ive utilized this garage, lol) and I also drive a jeep grand Cherokee.


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Great stuff, just one tiny quibble. I park at the Garden garage (being from out of town, I'm not familiar with driving in the city, and the access to and from the Mass. Pike is simple if you park there). The spaces are fine (I have a Jeep Cherokee) and I've never once been instructed to back in to a space.

Thanks for the restaurant info - going Monday and was looking for a spot to eat afterward.

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Obviously different experiences, but I have always been instructed to back in (and by always I mean the three times ive utilized this garage, lol) and I also drive a jeep grand Cherokee.
Hm, never had it happen, and I've parked there every time. I drive a Cherokee, not a Grand Cherokee, maybe that makes a diiference?

Anyway, I'd probably just shout "are you kidding?" and park as I normally do.

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i know the garden pro shop is a decent place to get merchandise. anywhere else in the city a good place decent prices to grab stuff? jerseys, hats, shirts, etc.

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