Posts Tagged “baseball”

    Take me out to the ball game

    Sunday, July 13th, 2008
    Hit

    I went to my first baseball game this week, our friend Hector had some extra tickets and was kind enough to take us along to see the LA Dodgers.  I’m used to seeing the LA baseball caps everywhere, it was the cap du jour in Potters Bar but these wearers were probably the first who were aware of its significance.

    Once we got to the stadium my first feeling was how similar the setup is to cricket.  I’ve not been to lots of cricket grounds but at least Lord’s and The Gabba in Brisbane were similar in that its open through to the back of the stadium.  Football grounds in England (and the Ducks’ Honda Center for that matter) are completely walled off separating the seating and the drinks/food stands.  The cricket and now baseball stadiums are open behind the seating so you can still see the game going on while you walk around getting some food.  It’s the only sport I’ve seen that in and being that it originated from cricket I wonder if that was an intentional addition to the stadium design.

    Dodger Dogs

    Anyway, the game was enjoyable but the Dodgers lost 9-3. Next time I might try my local team, the Anaheim Angels. Its certainly not a fast paced game, but then it doesn’t pretend to be like some of the other sports (American Football and Baseketball, yes, I’m talking about you with all your timeouts). In the same way as the cricket you spend most of the time chatting with the people you came along with between pitches, its a fun way to pass a few hours.

    Free Tacos

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

    Taco Bell are going to run a giveaway for the World Series but they are doing it while I am at work, so hopefully they’ll be bringing some into the office. If a player steals a base in any of the 7 games they will give away 1 taco to everyone in America (or at least everyone who visits a Taco Bell restaurant in the 3 hour time frame). It is on a Wednesday after lunch and before work finishes but I’m sure plenty of people will manage to get out to claim their free taco.