Recent content by cadeni01

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    Fan Safety

    Fair enough, and I've calmed down a bit. Once netting is installed from foul pole to foul pole I'll start bringing my kids to games.
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    Fan Safety

    This 2-year-old child has had chronic seizures, and likely has permanent brain injury. I'm absolutely disgusted. I've been involved in baseball since i was too young to remember. I'm not sure I will going forward, and I sure as hell am not taking my kid to a game...
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    Toddler skates

    Thanks for the advice. The skates Verryfunny posted look like it would be the easiest to immediately be comfortable, but the Bauers look like more like real skates. I've also got some brand loyalty with Bauer, so I'm kind of leaning in that direction. I like the ratchet closure...
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    Toddler skates

    Forgive me if this isn't the right place to post this, but I'm looking for opinions. My mother got me on the ice about as soon as I could walk. I'd love to do the same for my 2-year-old girl, who walks and runs with confidence. The problem im having is that I can't find skates that fit her...
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    I Believe in Time Lord...Why Can't You?

    Does anyone know anything about bone edemas? A quick Google search revealed thei are sometimes linked to osteoarthritis. Is this something to worry about recurring? Edit: Deleted tweet--was beaten to the punch.
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    Fan Safety

    It's common knowledge to you and I, because we know the game. It wasn't common knowledge to the person organizing my wife's school's outing, because they just wanted to get good seats. It 100% requires baseball knowledge. If you're in the section between 3rd and home, you're unlikely to get...
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    Fan Safety

    It's easy to do for you and I. We know the safe sections. It's not so easy if you didn't grow up with the game and are just trying to have a fun night at the ballpark with your kids.
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    Fan Safety

    You're missing the point. I grew up immersed in the game. I take my 18-month-old daughter to games, because I want her to love it as much as I do. And I know where it's safe for her. But you can't expect the average fan to have that knowledge. And if we want baseball to grow, people need to...
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    Fan Safety

    Sure, but you'd be surprised at how poorly casual fans are at differentiating between the safe and dangerous seats. My wife is an English teacher, and a few years ago, her department planned a meet-up at a Louisville Bats game, families included. It was obviously going to be a casual event...
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    Fan Safety

    Some work needs to be done to find the least obtrusive way to extend netting, but we we can't accept 2-year-olds with skull fractures and seizures as acceptable risk. That kid could very well have seizure/migraine issues the rest of her life. Sorry if that takes away from your fan experience...
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    Fan Safety

    Not sure how that's a better solution than expanded netting. Hell, put hockey-style glass in front of the most vulnerable areas.
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    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    After the Vancouver series, I honestly didn't think I would ever again go from having no particular feelings at all towards a team, to an all-encompassing fiery hatred within a couple of hockey games, but here we are. Let's win by fucking 12.
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    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    LFG!!!!
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    Fan Safety

    I'm pretty saddened that the death of an elderly fan wasn't enough to prevent people bitching about their precious line of site. A 4-year-old nearly died this time. Can we all agree it's time to make ballparks safer?
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    Fan Safety

    All-around netting probably isn't necessary. But the data are already out there. I don't see any reason an analysis can't be done to determine which seats get the hardest-hit line drives and/or have the least time to react, and extend the netting. I've never heard a single person complain...