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Ode to our old friend/Join us on social media Sunday night at 8 PM, as we bid farewell to The Mac

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Matherly87, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Matherly87

    Matherly87 VIP Member

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    Goodbye my friend.....
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  2. Matherly87

    Matherly87 VIP Member

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    Your ending was taken from us before its time. We can only hope and pray we get one last chance to say goodbye with a proper send off and hear once more the call of "Play Ball".
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  3. Matherly87

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    Is it just me or does this image feel even more hollow than normal thinking about the future? The Mac deserves its chance to be remembered with a proper send off.
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  4. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey GC Hall of Fame

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    I wasn’t in the mode of thinking “goodbye” this past weekend for the USF series. Thinking win streak and how not to freeze! If I only had some foresight to bid the Mac adieu....
     
  5. 74nole

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    Probably my Dad's (RIP) favorite saying--"Can't nobody steal your memories"...…...
     
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  6. TJtheGator

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    If all our seniors who were granted an extra year by the NCAA choose to return, they will get to experience the new Florida Ballpark.

    Lets get busy with that football facility!
     
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    I remember when it was Perry Field and had a hill in left field and only a sprinkling of fans in attendance.

    I would always touch the Coach Fuller plaque going to my seat.

    My youngest son became a baseball fan sitting in the stands with me explaining the game to him. He saw a no-hitter and the Gators winning an extra inning game with a walk off dropped third strike with two outs and the bases loaded. He had no desire to actually play the game, however. He became a Marlin's fan. Too bad for him, but we have taken him to a few games in Miami.

    My oldest son only like going to the games to eat crappy food.
     
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  8. gtj31

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    I am starting to question some of your recipes!!!

    J/k. My daughter loves the terrible pizzas at Minute Maid which cost $12 for only a couple bites of pizza worse than an elementary cafeteria.
     
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  9. GatorLurker

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    When my oldest was in middle school he asked that dad cooked his birthday dinners.
     
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  10. GolphinGator

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    I remember when they played games in the afternoon on weekdays with wooden bats. Could just walk into the locker room or the game. Of course the hill and playing on the field during the summer.
     
  11. KidProQuo

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    And the styrofoam coolers full of ice and cans of beer. We’d sit in the rickety bleachers and try to drink 1 beer per inning. The crowd maybe consisted of 150 people (not counting the truckers in left field).
     
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  12. BrianUF5220

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    I went to a game in 82 or 83 where the Red Lion gave away a keg of beer every inning thru a drawing. I think one of our friends won one. Not for drinking at the game, but for after.

    I can see that happening now.
     
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  14. Gatorhead

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    The HILL! Who could ever forget that!
     
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  15. Matherly87

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    Ballpark Business: Florida's New Ballpark Continues To Take Shape • D1Baseball
    With thanks to an old photographer friend, Cyndi Chambers, this video says exactly what this thread means to me. I watched Cyndi for years growing as a photographer as we worked around each other. I saw her train her skill at first as someone just interested in photography into someone who put in the time and effort to learn the profession of how its done. She is now one of my favorites when I see her post images from any event she covers. So cheers to you Cyndi for relating what most all of us here at Diamond Gators are feeling about this season and The Mac. And that goes for The Mac as well.
    That said I hope this video helps find a way for one last game at The Mac before the demo starts. I propose, at the least if all things concerning the virus fade away in time, the gators take the field one last time either against the Once Mighty Alumni or even an exhibition from a nearby college. I would hope the NCAA would allow some forgiveness with all the changes that have impacted the sport. Hopefully the players would still be here and able to play. I can only remain hopeful The Mac gets her proper send off not just for the fans but the players as well.
     
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  19. skz868992

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    Any leaked info on price and method of selling seats from the Mac?
    Also, any ideas on what the increased price on season tickets will be next year?
     
  20. TJtheGator

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    Wow, that video has me both tearing up and amped!!!!!!

    Farewell to the many memories at the Mac. None sweeter than celebrating our 2017 National Championship.
     
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