Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Simple Things in Life


Sometimes something as simple as a baseball game can give me and "mi chica" an opportunity to spend quality time together. Due to my position at work, I often get invited to sporting events. Tomorrow will be one of those occasions as we will be going to watch our snakes eat some fish.

I think the Diamonbacks are having a winning streak so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it continues, it's always exciting to go to the ball park and watch a game, but it's far more exciting when the home team gets the victory.

For those of you that really, really love the game, watching a baseball game at our stadium here in Phoenix is like a mixture of game night meets the mall, yes Chase Stadium does have a mall feeling to it, there are plenty of food concessions for everyone's taste, and plenty of smaller carts that sell things like caramel apples or gourmet coffee.

What ever happened to the days of peanuts and Cracker Jacks?

But still, going out to the ball park is always an enjoyable experience specially when the seats are great and free, all we have to worry about is paying for parking, how can you beat that?

So what do you think, is baseball still America's #1 pastime, or has it been surpassed by basketball, hockey, and now soccer? Does anyone miss Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan, Steve Garvey, or Pete Rose?

With athletes nowadays taking so many steroids and other enhancing drugs, is the fun and excitement of watching them brake records the same?

These are all questions I ask myself, but the bottom line is when I go to the ball park I put all the politics aside so I can just have a good time.

I took this picture the last time I was there, it shows the evolution of the bat and the ball.


EC said...

I miss players like Yaz (Carl Yazstremski (sp?)), #8 for the Red Sox... one of the greatest players on and off the field in my opinion. I miss the old baseball. This new shit with steroids and Barry Bonds breaking records because of them drives me crazy.

Go SOX!!

Webmiztris said...

I don't follow baseball, but I've been to a few local games. I do like the food though, but DAYUM, it's overpriced!

squirrel said...

I just can't get into baseball. I'm a hockey fan!

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