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BrainDamage
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#6081
Quote by Carnivean
The city is the cornerstone city of the South. It's filled with history and diversity and spectacles to see.
This is the stuff I'm interested in. Gimme some recommendations!

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Ted Turner owns Turner Field. He's very rich and old and stuff. There are statues of legendary Braves such as Hank Aaron and Greg Maddux around the outside. You'll need a tomahawk and glove. The tomahawk chop is a legendary ritual everyone in the stadium performs when the game gets down to the wire.
Will definitely check out the statues, are there any other historic things in the park? For example, Citi Field has the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum (which I've actually never been to now that I think of it). Is the fence over which Aaron hit 715 still in the parking lot? By the way, of course I'm aware of the chop. I guess I'm going to have to partake, as much as my inner Mets fan is screaming at me not to

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Coke is a big partner, with the Braves and with the city. There's coke products galore, maybe even a little soda tasting attraction within the stadium, along with other Coke brand attractions and products.
Is the World of Coca-Cola worth a trip?
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
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Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
Last edited by BrainDamage at Jul 25, 2016,
TheChaz
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#6082
Quote by BrainDamage
This is the stuff I'm interested in. Gimme some recommendations!

Will definitely check out the statues, are there any other historic things in the park? For example, Citi Field has the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum (which I've actually never been to now that I think of it). Is the fence over which Aaron hit 715 still in the parking lot? By the way, of course I'm aware of the chop. I guess I'm going to have to partake, as much as my inner Mets fan is screaming at me not to

Is the World of Coca-Cola worth a trip?

And possibly your inner decent human being
chrismendiola
Join date: May 2014
955 IQ
#6083
Quote by BrainDamage
Have they though? Despite the Chapman deal that happened today (which is a great deal for them), I keep hearing they're not fully committed to selling just yet.

They're low-key sellers, as far as I'm concerned. I doubt the Yankees front office's pride would ever let them declare themselves sellers.
necrosis1193
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Join date: Oct 2008
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#6084
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That's a cool hat. I don't think I can pull off the flat bill hats without looking like a doofus so I just wanted a classic style and this one was on sale so I didn't look too hard for one



Very nice! My little league teamas a kid copied the Tigers logo, so I've always had a soft spot for them. Kudos for finding an adjustable too, it seems like they only sell fitted hats now.

I can't pull flat brims off either, but all the Orioles hats I like are flat so I just buy them and bend the brim myself
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2015 Pick 'Em: 155-101
BrainDamage
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#6085
Quote by TheChaz
And possibly your inner decent human being
Fair point. But when in Rome, etc. etc.

Quote by chrismendiola
They're low-key sellers, as far as I'm concerned. I doubt the Yankees front office's pride would ever let them declare themselves sellers.
Apparently they're going to see how this week goes and then make the decision whether to buy or sell at the deadline. Because 5 games with two months to play are going to make or break their season
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
Last edited by BrainDamage at Jul 25, 2016,
necrosis1193
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#6086
Quote by BrainDamage
Apparently they're going to see how this week goes and then make the decision whether to buy or sell at the deadline. Because 5 games with two months to play are going to make or break their season


I mean given how questionable every team in the al east is, it probably could.

Then again I want the Yankees to go all in this year so they empty out their farm system and continue being terrible so I may be biased towards having them be a buyer
Hey you! Yes, you! Buy my music! It's cool and stuff!

Baltimore Orioles: 2014 AL Eastern division champions, 2015: 81-81
Baltimore Ravens: 2012 world champions, 2015: 5-11
2015 Pick 'Em: 155-101
chrismendiola
Join date: May 2014
955 IQ
#6087
Quote by BrainDamage
Apparently they're going to see how this week goes and then make the decision whether to buy or sell at the deadline. Because 5 games with two months to play are going to make or break their season

I simultaneously can see why they don't want to be sellers since they've been playing pretty well as of late, but I also see merit in just becoming sellers. They don't have many pieces they could move anyway since the Yankees love signing big contracts with no-trade clauses*, especially now that Chapman's been traded. Teams want Miller, Betances (whom the Yankees will be reluctant to move unless they get some really intriguing offers), or Beltran- I can't really see any others. If they trade Beltran, it'd basically be saying they're giving up on the season, but it would be a good thing to do, IMO. It's the last year of his contract, he's had a stellar season, and he has great postseason numbers- that and on a personal note, he's never won a ring and I'd like to see him get one.

*Imagine this: The Yankees pay Alex Rodriguez $20 million to not only play an already limited role as a DH, but he platoons the DH. He's on the bench!
Quote by necrosis1193
Then again I want the Yankees to go all in this year so they empty out their farm system and continue being terrible so I may be biased towards having them be a buyer

The Yankees have a pretty deep farm system, IMO- or at least, what I mean to say is that next year, they could have a great young team. But the Yankees are paying for their predilection to having big names so they don't really have room for them. At least Teixiera's contract is up next year, and as much as I liked his contributions since coming to New York, I hope they don't resign him, especially with Greg Bird coming back from the DL. Nowhere to put Gary Sanchez and possibly no room to put Aaron Judge if the Yankees front office keeps putting all of their faith in Aaron Hicks.
Last edited by chrismendiola at Jul 25, 2016,
TheChaz
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#6088
Mfw Bartolo Colon has been more valuable than Jeff Samardzija this year
BrainDamage
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Join date: Aug 2004
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#6089
Quote by chrismendiola
I simultaneously can see why they don't want to be sellers since they've been playing pretty well as of late, but I also see merit in just becoming sellers. They don't have many pieces they could move anyway since the Yankees love signing big contracts with no-trade clauses*, especially now that Chapman's been traded. Teams want Miller, Betances (whom the Yankees will be reluctant to move unless they get some really intriguing offers), or Beltran- I can't really see any others. If they trade Beltran, it'd basically be saying they're giving up on the season, but it would be a good thing to do, IMO. It's the last year of his contract, he's had a stellar season, and he has great postseason numbers- that and on a personal note, he's never won a ring and I'd like to see him get one.

*Imagine this: The Yankees pay Alex Rodriguez $20 million to not only play an already limited role as a DH, but he platoons the DH. He's on the bench!
I don't see them moving Betances since he still has 3 years of team control left and is three years younger than Miller. I could see Miller being traded, but you're right, the only other real piece they have that actually makes sense to trade (obviously I think they should hold onto the younger guys - Tanaka, Castro, Gregorious, etc.) is Beltran.

Quote by TheChaz
Mfw Bartolo Colon has been more valuable than Jeff Samardzija this year
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
Last edited by BrainDamage at Jul 26, 2016,
Carnivean
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#6090
Quote by BrainDamage
This is the stuff I'm interested in. Gimme some recommendations!


I haven't lived in Atlanta since I was 15. And I lived outside of it so I wasn't as familiar as someone living directly in the city. But there are many historical sights and tourist attractions. We're talking civil war, even further back. This is an old city. But it has modernized beautifully. Coca-Cola has made its permanent footprint there. The Coca-Cola factory your is a must.


Will definitely check out the statues, are there any other historic things in the park? For example, Citi Field has the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum (which I've actually never been to now that I think of it). Is the fence over which Aaron hit 715 still in the parking lot? By the way, of course I'm aware of the chop. I guess I'm going to have to partake, as much as my inner Mets fan is screaming at me not to


Can't remember right now what or where there are other Braves historical attractions and representations around the stadium. But this is Turner Field's last year; the Braves will move into a beautiful, incredible new stadium brought to you by a new gargantuan deal between Ted Turner and Coke. Look for some extra emphasis on Turner Field history and "Last editions" and whatnot throughout the stadium.

Is the World of Coca-Cola worth a trip?


When I was a kid I loved it every single time I went to the Coca-Cola factory. My neighbor across the street was actually a rather high up-er within the building, so we often went with him too and got perks (discounts) from him. The soda flavors are so so many. Old ones, future ones, experimental ones, ones only available in the factory, and on and on.

P.S. Oh Six Flags Over Georgia is somewhere in Atlanta I think. That's a great park.

P.S.S Oh and it just came to me, the stadium food might be actually fairly good, but there's a famous burger joint in Atlanta that's called The Varsity. Very popular, very unique and very good. I have some memories of ordering burgers and fries from the lively, loud and chaotic kitchen crew. They take no prisoners. It's awesome.
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Last edited by Carnivean at Jul 26, 2016,
BrainDamage
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#6091
Quote by Carnivean

P.S. Oh Six Flags Over Georgia is somewhere in Atlanta I think. That's a great park.
I grew up a half hour from Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ, it takes a lot to impress me at a theme park Looks like that's a bit of a trip from downtown, so it's probably not going to happen this time.

Quote by Carnivean
P.S.S Oh and it just came to me, the stadium food might be actually fairly good, but there's a famous burger joint in Atlanta that's called The Varsity. Very popular, very unique and very good. I have some memories of ordering burgers and fries from the lively, loud and chaotic kitchen crew. They take no prisoners. It's awesome.
Noted, thanks. Any bars or breweries in the city I should know about?

Thanks again for all the info, much appreciated.
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
Last edited by BrainDamage at Jul 26, 2016,
Carnivean
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#6092
No problemo. Thought of yet another: the Atlanta Aquarium. It's there and it's magnificent.
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TheChaz
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#6093
I am irate with this Eduardo Nunez trade. The Giants now have 3/4 of their starting infield back from injury, and Duffy is supposed to start his rehab assignment soon. The team has two competent SP and a wreck of a bullpen and they get an infielder when the infield is the team's greatest strength.