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TGR at the Trop

by Jeremy Fine

May 23, 2012 | 10:18 am

This summer I will go to at least4 stadiums and two of them new. The first on the list was Tropicana Field in Tampa Florida. So people make fun of the Trop. Its slanted, the roof is weird, and no one goes to games. It is true the Trop has a bizarre look, but I think it gave it unique character which is the number one most important thing for a stadium. It is also true that there were only a few people there. That was bothersome because most everything was closed.

But I will say this about the stadium, it was very fan friendly. There were tons of kid activities…which I did NOT partake in. At the end of the evening, as I scoured for the Super Sam Fuld cape, I eventually was given one which was great. And free parking! There was also this cool Ted Williams museum, as he was a resident of Fort Petersburg Florida and helped get the Rays (Devils Rays Z’L) started.

Although I did not find kosher food, the Jewish part of the Trop was in the Williams Museum. There was a nice wall dedicated to Jewish Baseball Players. There were also stands presenting Hank Greenberg and owner Stu Sternberg. Lastly, there we many mentions of Sam Fuld and that made for a nice Jewish experience.

Park number #20 down. Target Field will be #21.
And Let Us Say…Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

 

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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