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Peter Griffin

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2021, 07:13:11 PM »
I just want my Thursty Thursdays back. Is that too much to ask? If I were to guess, I haven't watched a baseball game on TV since the 90s. Suns to Jumbo Shrimp games though? Let's get it.

Right?!? The Thirsty Thursdays are a lot of fun. Also a good way to accidentally make for a really hungover Friday at the office...

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2021, 03:00:23 PM »
Games will be Tuesday - Sunday...and the team has said Thirsty Thursdays and other regular promos will remain

https://www.milb.com/jacksonville/schedule

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2021, 04:31:14 PM »
The website page about "Weekly Promotions" doesn't seem to be in sync with the Schedule - it talks about BOGO Mondays, but there aren't any Monday games.  Makes me wonder if the other promotions are valid.

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2021, 06:59:35 PM »
^ I read statements from team staff saying they intend to keep them

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2021, 05:04:55 PM »
At the game tonight  8)
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2021, 08:14:16 PM »
Pending City Council approval, the Shrimp and city have agreed to a lease extension through 2043.

Semi-interesting, and encouraging, that the Jumbo Shrimp expect the Baseball Grounds to be a viable AAA facility for another 22 years.

Question for those of you who were in Jax when the Better Jax plan was being developed:

Was it always a foregone conclusion that the new Baseball Grounds would be built at the sports complex where Wolfson Park was? Or was consideration given to building elsewhere downtown or in the surrounding neighborhoods?

There are obviously a lot of benefits to having shared infrastructure with TIAA Bank Field and VyStar Arena, but after being at so many cool urban baseball parks, I can't help but think of how cool it would have been to build the Baseball Grounds in the CBD proper, or maybe serving as an anchor to catalyze redevelopment in LaVilla or Springfield. 3,000-7,000 people, 71 times a year could be a real game changer.

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2021, 09:51:15 PM »
^ I don't recall any other site being considered.  Wolfson Park was considered antiquated (although I kind of liked its innocent charms - maybe because I went to games there back to my childhood) and they were clearly going to clean the site so it was available for reuse (and it spared the City buying more land somewhere else or fighting any surrounding area resistance).  I think there was also a feeling that grouping it with the arena, Gator Bowl and the Fair Grounds just seemed to be a natural fit, maybe because of all the parking lots they could share, the nature of the area and its accessibility.  That, and baseball fans were already in the habit of going to that location for games.
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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2021, 11:42:13 PM »
Sold out all weekend.

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2021, 08:09:42 AM »
Great time was had despite the loss... long lines for all food items. Perhaps someone can explain the scant information provided by the scoreboard screen... no stats were provided.   No batting average, RBI, ERA, Nothing except the players name and face and box score.

Began evening at a horribly understaffed Intuition and ended evening dodging pods of scooters going the wrong way and darting across streets. Someone is going to get killed...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2021, 08:29:14 AM »
Great time was had despite the loss... long lines for all food items. Perhaps someone can explain the scant information provided by the scoreboard screen... no stats were provided.   No batting average, RBI, ERA, Nothing except the players name and face and box score.

Began evening at a horribly understaffed Intuition and ended evening dodging pods of scooters going the wrong way and darting across streets. Someone is going to get killed...
Oh, the drama!

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Re: Jumbo Shrimp to AAA?
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2021, 10:02:12 AM »
Great time was had despite the loss... long lines for all food items. Perhaps someone can explain the scant information provided by the scoreboard screen... no stats were provided.   No batting average, RBI, ERA, Nothing except the players name and face and box score.

Began evening at a horribly understaffed Intuition and ended evening dodging pods of scooters going the wrong way and darting across streets. Someone is going to get killed...
Oh, the drama!

Lol
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."