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09-28-2003, 01:15 PM
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RIP: The Vet 1971-2003

Even though it was an old, worn out, rat infested shack, it went out in style. I'm definitely going to miss it.

If anyone saw today's ceremonies, i'm sure you'll feel the same way - it was a tear jerker of a day.

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It was a beautiful ceremony,and it was great to see all that I missed because I was born in 1987. And,Punto never looked better!

other than that,it was really interesting to see all the old players and get in touch with the Phillies before I was born.

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well, I am not going to miss the Vet one bit. I can't wait till the Phillies are playing in a real ballpark. with the Vet gone, Philadelphia will boast one of the best goups of professional sports facilities in the world.

the Vet will make a better parking-lot than a sporting complex.

bring on the CPB (Citizens Bank Park) baby!

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got your letters mixed up.

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well, I am not going to miss the Vet one bit. I can't wait till the Phillies are playing in a real ballpark. with the Vet gone, Philadelphia will boast one of the best goups of professional sports facilities in the world.

the Vet will make a better parking-lot than a sporting complex.

bring on the CPB (Citizens Bank Park) baby!
A ballpark with better facilities, yes. Also one that will have higher ticket prices too. As usual, its all about the owners being able to make more money for themselves at the expense of the fan and the taxpayers.

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I didn't get to go to a game at the Vet, and I meant to go to a game.

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I'll miss the Vet for the fact that it was the only stadium the Phils have had since I started going to games in '72.

But I will welcome a new park with open arms.......I used to take my father to a game every year for Father's Day, but since he passed away in '95, have hardly felt like being there. Bring on the new stadium.....

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I taped most of the last game and the ceremonies which were awsome. Too bad Curt Schilling and Pete Rose (even though he is a truly a Red) didn't get to take part. The last of the dual-purpose, cookie-cutter stadiums.

The two best moments of yesterday were definetaly Tug McGraw coming out in a limo and Mike Schmidt running the bases and meeting Jim Thome (he is definetaly hitting 50 next year) at home plate.

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A ballpark with better facilities, yes. Also one that will have higher ticket prices too. As usual, its all about the owners being able to make more money for themselves at the expense of the fan and the taxpayers.
The ticket prices are comprable, in fact the lower priced seats are a little cheaper. The $10 seats don't exist in the new park. The first comprable seat at the vet was $16, at the new park it's $15. The next price level is $20, at the vet it was $23 I believe.

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If you've ever been to a baseball or football game at a stadium designed just for those sports you would never miss the vet.

I've been to games at Camden Yards & foot ball games at Giant Stadium & Beaver Stadium, and it's just so much better.

And then when you add in the fact that they play on grass, is another huge plus.

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Nothing beats a game at a Wrigley Field!!

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Nothing beats a game at a Wrigley Field!!
a game at Fenway does!

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I'll miss the Vet for the fact that it was the only stadium the Phils have had since I started going to games in '72.

But I will welcome a new park with open arms.......I used to take my father to a game every year for Father's Day, but since he passed away in '95, have hardly felt like being there. Bring on the new stadium.....
Time to start a new tradition, at the new park, with your children, Seeker!

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got your letters mixed up.
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Too bad Curt Schilling and Pete Rose (even though he is a truly a Red) didn't get to take part. The last of the dual-purpose, cookie-cutter stadiums.

The two best moments of yesterday were definetaly Tug McGraw coming out in a limo and Mike Schmidt running the bases and meeting Jim Thome (he is definetaly hitting 50 next year) at home plate.
yeah, Rose should have been there no doubt. MLB has to make some kind of exceptions when these types of events come along. the closing of the Vet is a one time thing and it would have been cool if the league would have aloud him to participate.

agree on the great moments (McGraw/Schmidt), that was great how Schmidt lifted Thome's arm up like that.

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If you've ever been to a baseball or football game at a stadium designed just for those sports you would never miss the vet.

I've been to games at Camden Yards & foot ball games at Giant Stadium & Beaver Stadium, and it's just so much better.

And then when you add in the fact that they play on grass, is another huge plus.
exactly! I've been to Camden Yards a few times and it is awsome. I have also been to Shea Stadium when the Phillies were playing the Mets and even Shea was great compared to the Vet.

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Even though it was an old, worn out, rat infested shack, it went out in style. I'm definitely going to miss it.

If anyone saw today's ceremonies, i'm sure you'll feel the same way - it was a tear jerker of a day.

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When I saw the title of this post "RIP" I thought you were talking about your fantasy football team.

I've never seen a FF team finish a game with "-6" points. :p

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When I saw the title of this post "RIP" I thought you were talking about your fantasy football team.

I've never seen a FF team finish a game with "-6" points. :p

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a game at Fenway does!
NOPE!!
Go to Wrigley, sit in the bleachers, on a sun drenched afternoon, and then tell me that Wrigley is the best place in the world to see a baseball game! The atmosphere is 2nd to none!
Here's my ranking:
1. Wrigley
2. Fenway
3. Yankee
4. Dodger
5. Jacob's
6. Camden yards

The 2 worst I've ever been to, are the Vet & Shea.
I loved the Vet, as a kid going to games in the 70's, but it was a hell hole in the late 80's & 90's! It stunk worse than the teams that played there.
I will miss it, because of the memories of going there as a kid, but can't wait to have a REAL BALLPARK, to take my son to, and start a whole new batch of baseball memories of the Phils with him!

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