Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ball Game!!!

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. ~ George Will

My friend Sara finally was able to drag me to see a baseball game today. I've never really been into sports, and hate crowds even worse, so every time she offered, I reneged. I even came up with outrageous stipulations of why I couldn't go---it was too cold, it was rainy, I didn't have any money; I was too short....anything to get out of it.

However last week when she asked me, I was finally out of excuses. It was a day game, the sun was out and was going to be lovely 80-degree weather. She brooked all of my excuses with a firm rejoinder that I had promised to go to a game before the season was out. It was a game between the Boston Red Sox & Oakland A's (home team) and she had awesome seats. Add to that, it was a Wednesday which means hotdogs were each a buck baby! Oh yeah, I was so in.

I was hella excited all week and we talked about it every single day (I think she wanted to make sure I didn't back out The talks amped me up and really got into the spirit of things.

We ended up meeting at the stadium and just seeing all the peeps decked out in their team colors of gold, green & white started getting me into the mood. I felt like I was at a Super Eagles event---the crowd was that hype. There were cowbells, people in crazy costumes and lots of cameraderie and good cheer.

OH MY GOODNESS, I HAD SO MUCH FREAKIN' FUN! It was great! It was wonderful. I kept waving the sign she had made for me in the air like I was a die-hard A's fan, and she was so patient and explained all the important rules and stuff so that I could understand what was going on. She was actually the best person I could have gone with, she's a bonafide baseball genius.

In addition, the A's won. Yeah baby! The score was like 7-2, we totally crushed the Red Sox. By the way, those of you looking at the pic, a sweep means it was the third game in a row against the Sox and if the A's win (which they did because of my sign!) that means we 'swept' them away. Hahaha, look at me, I sound like such a diehard fan already.

Anyway....good times.


Tope said...

baseball games are like that, u literally have to make your own fun by going with someone lively, a couple of tabloid mags and some snuck-in liqour ;o) or else you'll be in snoresvile in like two minutes...

Pope Benedict XVI said...

I'm not a huge fan of baseball. I always end up falling asleep.

nino said...

Another sports convert.

Welcome to the dark side! : )

NML said...

Hehe. You sure are on the dark side Vix! Great pic too!

Poetic Justice said...

Nice pic! Boring Sport! Glad you are out and about sis. Call me

Chantel said...

Sports are fun and sporting events can be fun if you attend with the right people. I'm always up for going just because most of the energy is good.

You look super cute in the pic!!

Vixen said...

Tope, so true o. Let's just say we had a bottle of water that....wasn't water;)

Pope, you crack me up!

Nino, I've officially been converted. I went to a game last night as well!

NML, You are so sweet:)

Poetic, will do shorty.

Chantal, thanks for the compliment. You are right--as long as you go with the right peeps, then that makes it so much more fun.