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I'm creating a new type of MLB stadium guide using the expertise and knowledge of fans. The guide will include fan images, videos, fan tips and advice to help stadium visitors decide where to sit, recommended stadium food or beer, and any other tips visitors might find helpful. Anyone who contributes will get acknowledgement on the web site.

If you're interested in contributing or want more information, you can email me at yetzere@gmail.com

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