Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Who's on first?

This is a sign written on the wall of the women's washroom at Nat Bailey Stadium. Cool!

I love baseball, I was brought up on it, I've played for years and I love watching it at this stadium. The Vancouver Canadians used to be a triple A farm team but now they are a single A team for Oakland Athletics. The players are younger but sometimes that makes for great baseball. They make more mistakes so the the game can be quite exciting to watch.

Last night's game was excellent! It had all the right elements including a out of the park home run, a hot box between 1st and 2nd a come from behind win for our guys.

There was also a very obnoxious chicken mascot guy that really pissed me off when he started bugging the 3rd baseman to dance and then stole his glove and threw it over the fence. I realized later that it was a whole show they were putting on and it ended up being pretty funny when he and the actual ump broke into a synchronized dance routine. Jeez, those guys put on a hell of a show.

Nat Bailey Stadium is about two blocks away from our home and it has to be one of the most beautiful venues around to watch great baseball.

I was in great company too as George and Lorna invited me to join them, we always have fun together.
It just so happened that we were the only ones watching the game in our section as there was a group sitting in front of us that consisted of little Jasper who was turning 4 and about a dozen of his little buddies ranging in age from about 4 months to 4 years. At first we were a little worried about fussy whiny kids ruining things for us but they just kept running up and down the stairs with their parents. Up and down, back and forth standing, sitting, eating, drinking. Tiring to watch. They seemed to be having fun but I gotta wonder whose idea it was to take that many kids, that late to a baseball game. I'm guessing it was the Daddy. He was suckin' down the beers pretty hard and having a good ole time.
That's why I play on Team No Babies. I got to drink beer come home and fall into bed.

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