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Old Posted Jul 9, 2011, 5:28 AM
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so, turns out First Friday was last week.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2011, 5:38 AM
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so, turns out First Friday was last week.
Amazing how calendars work, eh?
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2011, 10:18 PM
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Any baseball fans go to Fanfest at the Convention Center? The Baseball Hall of Fame and Negro Leagues displays almost make it worth the price of admission. Definitely not as much of a ripoff as the NFL Experience.

There's also a pretty cool exhibit on the history of the Diamondbacks, including some items from the 2001 World Series (jerseys, bats and other items used by Schilling, Johnson and Gonzo) as well as the 2001 World Series trophy.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2011, 1:27 AM
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i went today, it was great and will be going again tomorrow! Great exhibits and good times, and the weather was not bad considering it's mid july.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 12:57 AM
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That was the money shot! Anyone else see the helicopter aerial of downtown during the middle of the 1st of the all-star game? It looked dense/awesome!

I saw helicopters all afternoon hovering around, I assumed at least one of them was getting scenes of downtown.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 1:36 AM
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Agreed. So far the aerials are making Phoenix look really good. At least it's not a smoggy day, they had a shot of Camelback that looked stellar.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 2:17 AM
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Agreed. So far the aerials are making Phoenix look really good. At least it's not a smoggy day, they had a shot of Camelback that looked stellar.
Its driving me crazy that the roof is closed though. They said its 99 there, even if it is humid there's lots of games every year in Atlanta, Washington, etc that are warmer than that or as warm.

Maybe they'll open the roof during the 7th inning stretch, I imagine the sun will be down by then. That would be good.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 2:44 AM
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It's bullshit that PHOENIX has the MLB all star game yet the TV keeps showing shots of Old Town Scottsdale saying it's a beautiful part of Phoenix. News flash, media: no one in Phoenix wants to be associated with Scottsdale.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 3:18 AM
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It's bullshit that PHOENIX has the MLB all star game yet the TV keeps showing shots of Old Town Scottsdale saying it's a beautiful part of Phoenix. News flash, media: no one in Phoenix wants to be associated with Scottsdale.
I second that.

I also got annoyed reading the AZ Republic about all the celebrity appearances in Scottsdale.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 4:33 AM
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Like it or not, Scottsdale is the major destination of Phoenix for outsiders. I have no problem with the best parts of PHX being showcased to the world, even if it happens to fall in the city limits of Scottsdale.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 4:43 AM
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Yea I don't mind it either...works in our favor this time really. Usually they show some place in Phoenix and say it's in Scottsdale so it's nice to see Phoenix get the credit for once.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2011, 4:48 AM
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It's bullshit that PHOENIX has the MLB all star game yet the TV keeps showing shots of Old Town Scottsdale saying it's a beautiful part of Phoenix. News flash, media: no one in Phoenix wants to be associated with Scottsdale.
I'm not thrilled that a lot of the party action is over in Scottsdale instead of near the game, but it's refreshing to have parts of Scottsdale misattributed to Phoenix for once. 99% of the time, it's the opposite with everything east of 40th St. thought incorrectly to be in Scottsdale.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2011, 1:26 PM
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This is an interesting article and video on "the high cost of free parking"

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/07/...ive-us-cities/
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It's bullshit that PHOENIX has the MLB all star game yet the TV keeps showing shots of Old Town Scottsdale saying it's a beautiful part of Phoenix. News flash, media: no one in Phoenix wants to be associated with Scottsdale.
Add "branding/marketing" to Phoenix's myriad list of woes.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 4:35 PM
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Did anyone take any pictures from MLB All-Star week?
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 9:30 PM
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Did anyone take any pictures from MLB All-Star week?
Here are a bunch of pictures

Fanfest
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 2:46 AM
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I took some from Fanfest as well, but they came from my camera phone, so the quality kinda sucks:

2011 All Star Fanfest in Phoenix
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 2:49 AM
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^^Thanks for sharing guys!
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Anyone want to recommend a good Chinese restaurant in central/downtown Phoenix. As much as I love Pei Wei I'd like to try some local places.
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2011, 11:04 PM
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I don't know how authentic or good or if there are better ones, but China Chili on 3rd Street north of Thomas south of Osborn is pretty good.
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