Posts Tagged “la”

    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.

    Busy Times

    Sunday, May 21st, 2006

    It’s been a while but I’ve been pretty busy during the last few weeks. Charlie popped over for a visit after his business trip to Florida and became the first passenger in my car when I picked it up. I’ve been driving all over the place, I’ve taken it out to LA a few times and we went to Vegas for a weekend where a fine time was had by all. I now have my advance parole, which means that if I leave the country I will be allowed back in and my permanent residency application has been forwarded to California to speed up the process, but they still say it will be about 270-300 days. Still I can do pretty much everything now that I will be able to do once I’m a permanent resident with a green card.

    The search for a job has started and I’m going to a careers fair on Tuesday to see what’s around, hopefully there will be plenty of IT companies wanting to hire mid-July, the day after the World Cup final would be great.