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April 30, 2009
  
GeekDay 2009 – Washington DC

Looks like, by necessity of schedule, GeekDay will be June 6th (7:00pm game) in DC.  We tried to hit a couple other dates/places but they just didn’t work out.

I’m aware that this date is coming up soon so we need to get a head count of who is willing to come along.  Respond as soon as possible so we can order the tickets.

* UPDATE * I have the tickets now.  If you signed up to come, please email me at geekday2009@gmail.com and give me your address and email information.   Danny will be dealing with e-payments for the tickets.


71 Responses to “GeekDay 2009 – Washington DC”

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  1. Comment posted by Dep on April 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm (#967859)

    I’m in.

    Dep + 3 = 4 tickets needed

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  3. Comment posted by PHL on April 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm (#967900)

    I’m in, at least 2 tix.

  4. Comment posted by Danny on April 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm (#967969)

    I’m trying to make sure I don’t have anything going on that weekend. I would be in for 2, maybe more.

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  6. Comment posted by TLC on April 30, 2009 at 9:37 pm (#968274)

    I will be in for 1. Don’t know how I’m going to do it but I will. Maybe I’ll drive

  7. Comment posted by Athena on April 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm (#968322)

    I would be in for three. Possibly four. But three for sure.

  8. Comment posted by NYSportsDog on April 30, 2009 at 11:29 pm (#968378)

    Fantastic! I live down here…100% in for 1, will get back to you on the second.

    If anyone needs anything, contact me through the blog (NY Sports Dog)

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  10. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 1, 2009 at 8:45 am (#968414)

    Hmmmmmm…. I should probably set up an email address or something so people can contact me. I’m so not the organizer type of person.

    And Danny better be there considering he’ll be one of the “hosts”.

  11. Comment posted by mookie03 on May 1, 2009 at 9:41 am (#968424)

    Cooool…I’m actually already going to this game! I’ll definitely plan on meeting up with you guys, but i dont need tickets.

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  13. Comment posted by Confused on May 1, 2009 at 10:43 am (#968540)

    what is the best/cheapest way to get to dc, and can you get back to NYC after the game?

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  15. Comment posted by Confused on May 1, 2009 at 10:57 am (#968577)

    via amtrak, its a 3 1/5 hour trip costing 72$. acela is $99, and only takes 3 hours to get there.

    trains leaving most of the afternoon to get you there b4 7pm. so there is no real issues getting there, even if you want to tailgate.

    leaving dc is an issue (prices are the same). it seems there is a 10 pm train, and the next train after is 3am. Im sure dep will be leaving the bars around the this time, but i dont drink. do they have movie theaters open at around midnight in DC?

  16. Comment posted by lucienlc on May 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm (#968694)

    I’d like to, but won’t know for sure until most likely Sunday or Monday. Not sure how many tickets either.

  17. Comment posted by Haas91 on May 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm (#969060)

    Gary is really happy to see a home run

  18. Comment posted by DoctorK16 on May 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm (#969081)

    Count me in!

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  20. Comment posted by TLC on May 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm (#969166)

    This isn’t Destination Geek™ is it?

  21. Comment posted by Damn it all on May 2, 2009 at 10:53 am (#969295)

    Let me see what I can do about work and the kids. If I can figure it out myself and mrs udamn so want in

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  23. Comment posted by Future on May 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm (#969303)

    Comment posted by TLC on May 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm (#969166)

    This isn’t Destination Geek™ is it?

    Nah, that was for either SF or LA which is in two weeks time or San Diego in August. No one could really be firmly nailed down for any of them.

    People probably expected me to be like my online persona.

    I’m going to all 4 games in San Diego and I have three extras for the Friday game in August. They’re third row behind the Padres dugout.

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  25. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm (#969307)

    I’ll try to make a call to the Nats ticket office this weekend or Monday to make sure of availability. I’ll try to gauge the number of tickets we need by what we have here by then. So, if you’re thinking about coming, try to make a post by Sunday night.

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  27. Comment posted by Simons on May 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm (#970027)

    put me down for ONE ticket

  28. Comment posted by Nj on May 3, 2009 at 8:27 am (#970277)

    I work on saturdays so I cant make it ;( In this economy I cant turn down work
    HAVE FUN

  29. Comment posted by metswin2009 on May 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm (#970328)

    Damn, I was all for it and was all set to say yes and then checked our calender and we have Jodis cousin’s wedding that weekend. Damn, that blows. This will be the first Geek trip I will miss :(
    Anyway, you guys keep the tradition going we are undefeated and this must continue. If not then its only b/c I wasnt there and then you guys can just blame me, lol.
    Have a blast guys!!!!

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  31. Comment posted by Simons on May 3, 2009 at 11:48 pm (#970535)

    make that ONE plus ONE for me

    (that’s two Lunk)

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  33. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 4, 2009 at 1:26 am (#970537)

    Math, admittedly, is hard.

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  35. Comment posted by Peter H on May 4, 2009 at 11:13 am (#970611)

    I’d be interested in 1 ticket.

  36. Comment posted by President of the Tobi Stoner Fan Club on May 4, 2009 at 11:48 pm (#972035)

    Oh, you have GOTTA be kidding me. The one weekend I’m out of town…

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  38. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 5, 2009 at 8:44 am (#972043)

    Okay, so this is the tally so far:

    Name Def Poss
    Dep 4 4
    PHL 2 2
    Danny 2 2
    TLC 1 1
    Athena 3 4
    NYSportsDog 1 1
    DoctorK16 1 1
    Simons 2 2
    Peter H 1 1
    Lunk 2 2
    19 20

    Confused, I saw you posted but didn’t request any. Are you coming? I’ll be calling today to see what the availability is like. I suppose I’ll ask for 25 for now assume some more people decide to tag along. Let me know as soon as possible.

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  40. Comment posted by Dep on May 5, 2009 at 9:18 am (#972053)

    sounds good lunky!

  41. Comment posted by Athena on May 5, 2009 at 10:06 am (#972112)

    Thanks, Lunk!

  42. Comment posted by PeteUnit on May 6, 2009 at 7:41 am (#973107)

    FYI to all. I live in the DC area and I am already going to this game but I thought I should point out some things about the Nats stadium. Parking at the stadium is very limited (not to mention expensive) so tailgating near the stadium is close to impossible. However, they offer (or they did last year) a free shuttle from RFK stadium which has a huge parking lot and is free. This is where my group of met fan friends go before Mets Nats games. They start letting people into the lot at 4 so there is plenty of time to eat/drink/play wiffle ball etc. Plus its a Nats game so there is never too many people so there is always plenty of room. Lastly, RFK stadium is very easy to get to…right off a main highway where as the new stadium is not an easy drive. Anyway, if you plan to tailgate, RFK is the way to go, hope to see you all there.

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  44. Comment posted by Confused on May 6, 2009 at 8:33 am (#973118)

    ill buy a ticket.

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  46. Comment posted by Confused on May 6, 2009 at 8:35 am (#973119)

    pete

    whats a cheap hotel close to the park?

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  48. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 6, 2009 at 11:01 am (#973239)

    Okay, so tickets are ordered. I need everyone to send me their mailing addresses for tickets plus email info. Danny will be handling the PayPal billing so he’ll be able to tell you what you eventually owe but, essentially, it’s going to be a little under $25 per ticket. We’ve got seats in the LF stands, around the visitor bullpen so we can throw stuff at Sean Green if we feel the urge.

    Send your info to geekday2009@gmail.com

    Thanks guys, it’s going to be great!

    P.S. we have a few extras so if people need to jump on late, let me know as soon as possible!

  49. Comment posted by PeteUnit on May 6, 2009 at 1:47 pm (#973325)

    Confused,

    Not sure if you were asking me about hotels but I’ll weigh in anyway. I do not know the area immediately around the stadium very well…it isn’t the best neighborhood. What I would do is look into hotels in College Park. There is a Days Inn (among others) right near the University of Maryland Campus that is within walking distance of the Metro which is only about a 30 minute ride to the stadium. Unlike the NYC subway, the DC metro is really safe/clean/nice and it takes you right there. So to sum up, find a hotel in College Park, call it to see how close it is to the metro, and do it that way.

  50. Comment posted by C needs a LOWenbrau on May 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm (#973608)

    I can’t make it.
    One of these days……

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  52. Comment posted by Simons on May 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm (#973657)

    we can throw stuff at Sean Green if we feel the urge.

    If?

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  54. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm (#973733)

    Well, hopefully we won’t have to even see Green stretch out enough to be within range.

  55. Comment posted by fattlipp on May 7, 2009 at 8:20 am (#973939)

    teehee, courtesy of Metstradamus…

    If Niese does well, then perhaps you can call him “Ollie Pipp”.

  56. Comment posted by Damn it all on May 9, 2009 at 11:55 am (#975755)

    Lunk, do you have any tickets left? Myself and the Mrs want to come and are just finalizing some details on getting the kids watched that is why I really couldnt reply earlier.

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  58. Comment posted by 86Forever on May 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm (#976086)

    Sure …. have Geek Day in DC as soon as I move out.

    Coincidence? I think not ….

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  60. Comment posted by Simons on May 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm (#976151)

    Sorry 86.

    Geekday 2009: This time it’s personal

  61. Comment posted by metswin2009 on May 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm (#976631)

    Sure …. have Geek Day in DC as soon as I move out.

    Coincidence? I think not ….

    Dont feel bad there doing it w/o me too. They knew I had a wedding to go to that weekend. They hate us :(

  62. Comment posted by mookie03 on May 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm (#977638)

    something’s come up – had to cancel my DC trip. Hope you’ll manage to have at least some fun without me!

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  64. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 15, 2009 at 10:02 am (#981006)

    Okay, this is what I have so far with tickets:

    Name Def Poss
    Dep 4 4
    PHL 2 2
    Danny 2 2
    TLC 1 1
    Athena 4 4
    NYSportsDog 1 1
    DoctorK16 1 1
    Simons 2 2
    Peter H 1 1
    Lunk 2 2
    udamn 2 2
    Zod 2 2
    Confused 1 1

    25 25

    I’m still missing addresses/emails from Doc, udamn, and NYSportsdog. Get back to me as soon as you can.

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  66. Comment posted by Simons on May 17, 2009 at 8:56 am (#982583)

    Simons can’t go :(

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  68. Comment posted by Confused on May 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm (#987640)

    was the email fro the money go out?

    did the tickets?

  69. Comment posted by Danny on May 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm (#987643)

    Folks —

    I’ve been really hung up at work recently, so I haven’t had a chance to send out an email that will instruct you on how to pay for the tickets via email. This will happen tomorrow.

    I will communicate the sending of those emails on this page tomorrow. If you have not yet received the email at that point, please let me me know here so that I can resend. Thanks!

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  71. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 22, 2009 at 9:01 am (#987667)

    I also have been extremely lazy and haven’t sent the tickets out yet. I’ll put them in the mail by Tuesday at the latest.

  72. Comment posted by Danny on May 22, 2009 at 10:05 am (#987724)

    Folks —

    Instructions on how to pay for your tickets to GeekDay III have been sent to the email addresses provided to Lunkwill Fook. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the payment. And please let me know here if the email was not received. Thanks!!

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  74. Comment posted by Confused on May 22, 2009 at 10:56 am (#987831)

    paid

    thanks guys.

  75. Comment posted by benz08 on May 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm (#989581)

    Hey I’m way behind on this. Any chance there are 2 tickets available from someone backing out? If not could someone tell me the rows and seats you are in and I will call the box office asap and try to sit next to you guys. Also, I’ve been to the stadium and didn’t see any taigateable areas so if there’s some kind of pre/post party goin on anywhere could someone email me and let me know. thanks guys sorry I haven’t been on here alot but I’ve been looking forward to geek day again since last year in pittsburgh. my email is ahordych@gmail.com so any info would be awesome. thanks guys hope to see you in washington and back in 1st place by then

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  77. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 25, 2009 at 5:32 pm (#989595)

    Benz, yeah, we had a drop out and have two you can definitely get. Email me your address and email info (geekday2009@gmail.com) and I’ll get you your tickets.

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  79. Comment posted by TLC on May 25, 2009 at 7:14 pm (#989601)

    Hey guys. I’ll send payment once I’m back in ga either Thursday or Friday.

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  81. Comment posted by Peter H on May 26, 2009 at 11:08 am (#990154)

    Is anyone else leaving from NYC, or near there? Maybe we could plan on taking the train together, or carpooling (if somebody has a car).

    I’m also thinking about staying overnight, since there’s no Amtrak trains leaving between 10 PM & 3 AM, so let me know (peter.handler@gmail.com) if you’re interested in staying at a hotel.

  82. Comment posted by lucienlc on May 27, 2009 at 7:49 am (#990999)

    Hey, everyone.

    My husband decided this would be the perfect opportunity to visit some friends of his in DC, who are also baseball fans. We’ll have our own tickets, but I’m hoping that my husband and I can drop by and see youze guys (and gals) for awhile before we meet up with our friends. So I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know where you all are meeting up and hanging out before the game. I really hope to see everyone again.

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  84. Comment posted by Dep on May 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm (#991250)

    Anyone driving back to NYC area saturday night with an extra spot in their car???? thanks

    or anybody taking the bus back to NYC area saturday night?

  85. Comment posted by benz08 on May 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm (#991619)

    Awesome I’m coming to the game and crashing at my uncle’s condo for free. Also I checked out the schedule and with regular rest this would be a johan game. Hope it is. I haven’t seen him pitch live yet.

  86. Comment posted by Virginia Met’s Fan on May 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm (#991695)

    I hate to sound like a nerd, but this is Mets Geeks . . . based on the current rotation with the off day tomorrow I calculate the starter for June 6 is Livan. Johan pitches tonight and the next scheduled start for him will be 6/2. Of course all this is based on no rainouts and Ollie not getting released from Buffalo. If Ollie breaks out all bets are off.

  87. Comment posted by Virginia Met’s Fan on May 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm (#991701)

    Oh and no one gets HURT!!!!!

  88. Comment posted by benz08 on May 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm (#992033)

    The 5th day from tonight is June 1st. But if you read it says with REGULAR REST. Which is 4 days rest pitch on the 5th day. Of course with the off day things could change.

  89. Comment posted by benz08 on May 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm (#992084)

    On espn it has pelf friday maine saturday livan sunday and santana monday. so tell espn they are wrong too.

  90. Comment posted by Virginia Met’s Fan on May 28, 2009 at 8:51 am (#992846)

    I didn’t say you were wrong, just it’s not Johan’s start in the rotation.

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  92. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on May 28, 2009 at 8:51 am (#992848)

    luc, chances are we’ll tailgate in the RFK parking lot before the game. We’ll put up more definite plans on this thread as we get closer to gameday.

  93. Comment posted by benz08 on May 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm (#993610)

    because of the off day im sure santana will be given an extra day’s rest, but 5th day and 5th day would give us johan next saturday. because it is so early in the season though im sure he’ll get the extra day. Just back to my original post, with REGULAR REST it should have been his start.

  94. Comment posted by lucienlc on May 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm (#994904)

    luc, chances are we’ll tailgate in the RFK parking lot before the game. We’ll put up more definite plans on this thread as we get closer to gameday.

    Understood, Lunk. Our friends told us that the RFK parking lot was the best place to park — it’s where they park when they go to games — so we’d be going there anyway. We’re hoping to meet up with you all around 4 and then go meet our friends around 5 or so when they arrive. Assuming that all works out.

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  96. Comment posted by TLC on May 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm (#995412)

    I got my ticket and a coupon for build a bear. Thanks!

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  98. Comment posted by Confused on May 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm (#995439)

    rub it in tlc, why dont you?

  99. Comment posted by NYSportsDog on June 1, 2009 at 8:03 am (#995889)

    Peeps,

    I live down here, so if you have any questions about the area, shoot me a note: dave.singer@gmail.com

    Looking forward to it!

  100. Comment posted by The Frito Pundito on June 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm (#996743)

    DW has got to change something. In tough situations, the pitcher just gives him a slider on the outside corner and down he goes.

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  102. Comment posted by Dep on June 2, 2009 at 11:55 am (#997420)

    Anyone that wants to trade phone numbers or anything like that – email me at dptydwg420@hotmail.com or email lunk at the address provided above.

    I think it would be wise if anyone that wants to meet up for tailgate has AT LEAST ONE of our phone numbers.

  103. Comment posted by Virginia Met’s Fan on June 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm (#997491)

    Dep – I have your number – remember when you sent that wonderful message about the Santana signing? I recently was forced to get a new phone and I lost the message forever, but you were in my contacts when the nice people at Verizon transfered the info to the new phone.

    Sometimes I would read the Santana message and remember back to how happy I was on that day at that moment . . . really pulled me through some hard times . . .

  104. Comment posted by Virginia Met’s Fan on June 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm (#997493)

    What time do we think the tailgating will commence?

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  106. Comment posted by Dep on June 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm (#997544)

    Dep – I have your number – remember when you sent that wonderful message about the Santana signing? I recently was forced to get a new phone and I lost the message forever, but you were in my contacts when the nice people at Verizon transfered the info to the new phone.

    Sometimes I would read the Santana message and remember back to how happy I was on that day at that moment . . . really pulled me through some hard times . .

    dawwwwwww, this just made me smile :)

    VMF, I’ll probably be at the RFK lot around 1pm or so…figure that will be a good time to kick off the tailgating, I’d imagine not so many pplz are drunkards like me and dont need to be there quite as early. I would think 2-3PM is probly when many will arrive

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