MetaFilter Night at Great American Ballpark!
posted June 11, 2011 12:28 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 16 at 7:00 PM, Great American Ballpark
Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH, USA (Map & Directions)
Calling all Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, and perhaps even Dayton MeFites: it's time to get together again and let the beer and snide remarks flow freely! Seriously though, you guys wanna go to a game?
I was thinking July 15th or 16th. It's after the holiday, plus we're playing the Cards again and tickets are still available.
posted by aheckler to Meetup (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sounds promising!
posted by tizzie at 7:43 PM on June 11, 2011

I'm up in Columbus, but I'd be interested - I like going down to GAB now and then. What kind of tickets were you thinking of?
posted by BZArcher at 3:19 AM on June 12, 2011

Getting up close and personal comes secondary to just enjoying the game for me, so I was thinking Mezzanine ($29) or View ($20) level. That said, if people want to drop a bit more to get better seats, I'd be game.
posted by aheckler at 8:23 AM on June 12, 2011

View level was pretty good last time I went, so that works for me.
posted by BZArcher at 11:23 AM on June 12, 2011

Might be up for this, depending on the date that's decided upon.
posted by Rykey at 12:24 PM on June 13, 2011

View level it is then.

Rykey, what days work (or don't) for you?
posted by aheckler at 12:39 PM on June 13, 2011

arrgh... Actually, checked into it, and neither date will work. Keep me in the loop, though, for future events.
posted by Rykey at 6:28 AM on June 14, 2011

Welllllll - depending on how many people are legitimately interested/able to go, I might be able to snag Infield Box (section 130, 115, or 119) for free. But I'd have to have concrete numbers at least a week in advance. No promises, but chances are around 70/30 for.

Either way, count me in! I'm guessing, based on my current attendance and the law of averages, this series will be game 34 I've attended this year, hopefully!
posted by banannafish at 1:05 PM on June 14, 2011 [2 favorites]

Holy shizz, +1 for me then. (Obviously, since I created this post...)
posted by aheckler at 1:29 PM on June 14, 2011

Actually sorry, +2 for me (SO will be in attendance). Were you thinking the 15th or 16th banannafish?
posted by aheckler at 1:30 PM on June 14, 2011

Goddamnit I was in Middletown and Cinci just last week. I miss every meet-up.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 4:13 PM on June 16, 2011

I'm a Cubs fan, but I'd go. That park is good times...
posted by Capt.DooDooFace at 1:51 PM on June 17, 2011

banannafish, how awesome! And I can bring the article from the NYT that I've been saving for you since forever.
posted by tizzie at 2:53 PM on June 18, 2011

You can put me down for at least 2, possibly 4 (if I bring the spawn) and if non-MeFis are welcome (no biggie if they're not), I can rustle up probably at least a half-dozen friends who love the Redlegs.
posted by cooker girl at 8:36 AM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

You can tentatively put me down for 2. Tentatively only because I'm about to start a new PT job and I haven't received my schedule yet. If I don't work, I'm definitely there, though. Sorry I can't be more certain right now -- I should know for sure in about a week.
posted by LittleKnitting at 6:05 AM on June 20, 2011

Hrmm... so, I looked into the booking and it looks like the highest number of seats I can get together are six - so we can do a few groups spread out or *gag* actually pay for tickets. Literally any other weekend I would have been able to get 15-25 together, but with the Cards in town, tickets are a HOT commodity. Thoughts?
posted by banannafish at 4:48 PM on June 20, 2011

Hmm. I'm wondering how willing other people at the game might be to spontaneously swap seats with our group. Depending on how close you can group the tickets banannafish, they might only be moving up or down a row or two... but I guess you never know.

If need be we can always buy tickets up in View level.
posted by aheckler at 5:15 PM on June 20, 2011

Alright, executive decision time. Let's do this on the evening of the 16th and go for View level so everyone can sit together.

How do we want to organize the purchasing of the tickets? I just checked and it's still possible to get 10 seats together that night, but if we all buy separate we'll be seated all over the place. Should we get one person to buy and everyone else send them money?
posted by aheckler at 12:46 PM on June 22, 2011

Crap, sorry I couldn't get tickets for everyone, but I think aheckler has the idea with view level for everybody.

I would say we should probably hold off on buying tickets until a little closer to the actual game (maybe even four/five days beforehand) since people have a tendency to flake at last minute, I cite last year's Meet-Up which had something like 15 people saying yes but turned out to just be the four of us. (BTW posting this from GABP, I love baseball!)
posted by banannafish at 6:21 PM on June 22, 2011

Ahh banannafish, so you were at last nights game as well?! How 'bout that Heisey!
posted by aheckler at 3:53 AM on June 23, 2011

Alright everyone, the tickets have been purchased! We'll be sitting in section 525, which is pretty much behind home plate and (more importantly) not too far from the $1 concession stand in right field.

Let's plan on meeting up around 6:45pm at the front entrance to the ballpark. More specifically, I will be standing next to this statue, which is right in front of you as you approach the park from the intersection of Main St. and Second St. East. I will have the tickets ready to go.

Finally, and not to be pushy or anything, but if you've confirmed your attendance to the meetup or your username is banannafish, you now owe me $20 or $40 (depending on how many are in your party) regardless of whether or not you actually attend the game.

I will be MeMailing all the confirmed people my cell number momentarily in case it's needed for whatever reason. Can't wait to see y'all!
posted by aheckler at 5:06 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thanks for pulling this together! I LOVE BASEBALL!
posted by banannafish at 10:23 PM on July 5, 2011

And, again, apologies to everyone for getting people excited about free tickets - if we want to go to a less popular opponent later in the season I could get more than six tickets together.
posted by banannafish at 10:24 PM on July 5, 2011

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow nite! Do we have tickets that aren't spoken for?
posted by tizzie at 10:55 AM on July 15, 2011

I only purchased tickets for people that confirmed their attendance, so at this point I don't have any that aren't spoken for. If someone doesn't show however... that's a different story.
posted by aheckler at 4:09 PM on July 15, 2011

I can't go. If someone can use my ticket, that would be great. Sorry and thanks. If my ticket can't be used, let me know how I can reimburse you.
posted by Mittenz at 5:18 AM on July 16, 2011

I won't be able to make it either (wisdom tooth infection, hooray). I'm happy to pay for my tickets, though, assuming there aren't any other takers.
posted by LittleKnitting at 11:35 AM on July 16, 2011

I am definitely still on board and looking for friends to use the extra tix. Aheckler, I've got your cell number and I'll look for you at the Big Ted statue at 6:45.
posted by tizzie at 12:15 PM on July 16, 2011

I'm still going, and looking forward to getting the Chapman action figure, bahahahaa
posted by banannafish at 1:52 PM on July 16, 2011

Great fun! Thanks, aheckler, for getting the tickets and banannafish for being so much better looking than the Cardinals fans!
posted by tizzie at 9:02 PM on July 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

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