Thursday, June 18, 2009

Take Me Out To the Ball Game Please

I'm not a big fan of professional sports. Most of the salaries are so high they are obscene. The prices to attend a professional sporting event are also obscene. You can't take food or drink into the stadium or the park and once inside if you want to buy something to eat or drink you must be willing to spend more money than you would if you went to a really expensive restaurant. Hot dogs cost about seven dollars. Ice cream costs about the same thing.
On the other hand, attending a major league baseball game is an experience like no other. The players on the field are in constant motion. The fifty or so thousand people attending the game are also in constant motion -- standing up, sitting down, going to the too few restrooms, buying beer and popcorn, participating in those amazing 'waves', tossing the forbidden beach balls, greeting friends, and keeping touch with other friends using cell phones.
What happens on the field is almost secondary to the activity in the stands.
By the way.
The Dodgers lost last night despite the best efforts of Oakland to give away the game. And Nomar hit a pop fly easily caught.
It was a great evening anyway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good evening at the price you had to pay. It's a shame...these games are meant for people to attend but they have become too expensive for most. The managers and the ball players should be willing to drop their salaries to make it feasible for their real fans to attend.