I'll be the first
to admit I am just not a fan of baseball. It's just
one of those sports that I feel peaked circa
1955. I respect the stats (I tend to be a fan of,
ahem, counting things) and I love that 100+ years
later 90 feet between bases has never changed. There's
a perfection to it that I absolutely tip my hat
to. But in my mind, technology has made it incomplete.
It's a game without a clock in a 21st century that is
lightening fast. But hey, Talya's mom got tickets for
a game on the 4th of July, and it seemed my patriotic
duty to: eat a hot dog, drink a beer, watch a baseball
game (against the Reds making it a perfect red, white
& blue), and enjoy the fireworks afterwards. And
here's a minute of that:
uhm - it was fun. I think. I mean, you can't
beat the seats...
...but. I just
don't feel it. I mean, I really tried.
I am in Los Angeles for life. I got the shirt and
I never go to another baseball game again, I will
have no idea. In 40 years you could say to me:
"Can you believe the last baseball game you went to
was in 2012?" and I would reply: "What the hell
is baseball." I just do not care.
I do however
like baseball hats and will wear the hell out of it.
I like my city. I generally like the people
that like baseball so I will root for the
Dodgers in spirit. I'd watch a world series game.
<shrug> Well, I'd have it on.
And usually it's
really fun to go TO the game. And I dug my beer,
dug the Dodger dog (feminine side coming out: 2 Dodger
Dogs are 820 calories withOUT condiments? How the
hell?), and when the game was done we watched the
fireworks (they have some new firework thingees that
are cool) and you know what I kept thinking the whole
time? "Man this shit will be a lot more fun with
kids." Like, I've done it all. I want to see it
through a 4 year-old's eyes, ya know? I want to think
up new and imaginative things for my kids to
experience so I can watch them smile.
'Cause I'm kinda bored of thrilling myself. Is this
common? Is is a dad thing? Weird.
I guess more than
anything I just don't like baseball. I like
football and I love basketball. There is
more drama in the last 5-10 minutes of a basketball
game than all sports combined to me. More opportunites
for incredible moments and there's just a handful of
guys, as close to the crowd as possible and every
night their legacies are on the line. And there's a
CLOCK. The whole concept of "last second ____" is
alive and well in basketball and football thanks to
the modern technology of TIME. Heh.
Anyway, I had
fun last night just 'cause I was with good
people. And when you have good company you'd go
anywhere. Even a baseball game.