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Baseball in Tampa

I caught two Yankees-Devil Rays games at Tropicana Field this weekend. What a concrete monstrosity! My girlfriend said it was like watching a game in a shopping mall. But on the upside, it’s easy to get good seats that are close to the field and it’s generally very quiet, so there’s a kind of intimacy that makes you feel close to the game. I’m pretty sure Yankee fans outnumbered Devil Rays fans at both games. At the second game, I saw in the row in front of me Williams, Jeter, Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Rodriguez, and Mattingly jerseys in that order. My humble suggestion: Build a real open-air ballpark somewhere looking out on the water.


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