Monday, July 14, 2008

Okay! Blue Jays! Let's...play....ball!!

Often when I have nothing else to talk about but have a strange desire to post something, baseball is one thing that often comes to mind. Especially at 4:00 in the morning. So that's what I'll (briefly if possible) talk about. I haven't written anything in a few days and although I'm probably in no shape to be doing so now, I might as well give it a go. Things have not been going well lately and I fear my life may be spiraling out of control but that's no excuse to stop blogging!

So I went to the game on Thursday night, courtesy of some free tickets that were somehow mailed to my work. Being the only person who would brazenly open mail addressed to the 'company' (or whatever) I was thrilled to find a pair of tickets to two separate games as part of some sort of enticement to buy some sort of corporate season tickets (or some shit like that). Of course my boss would have zero interest in such a thing so I didn't hesitate to help myself to these freebies.

Now I was always a little doubtful in the back of my mind, thinking that they weren't real tickets, that I had missed some sort of fine print. But thankfully that wasn't the case and a friend and attended a game that otherwise would have cost $41 per person. In case anyone cares, I went with a young lady I've written about here several time (search under 'girly'). Nothing ever worked out in 'that' sense but we're still friends which is nice I suppose.

A few random thoughts on the game now.

1. The 200 level at the Rogers Centre is actually quite nice and in some respects superior to the 100 level. The seats are cushioned, there are beverage holders and the concourse is nicer. I've always preferred to sit in the 100s along the 1st base line but I might now reconsider that!

2. The cutest little kid was sitting right behind us. Her dad was taking her to her first baseball game and I think I was able to make a Blue Jay fan out of her. I was explaining various aspects of the game to her at one point and she seemed to pick it up very quickly!

3. Just a few rows over from us were some shirtless fellows with painted chests who were really into the game and cheering on the Blue Jays hard core. Then they were kicked out. Yes perhaps they were a little loud and maybe had a bit to drink, but they never used any foul language or threw anything or hurt anyone in any way. I was rather pissed off that these guys were given the boot. They were just having a good time and being good fans. But of course this being Toronto anything more than sitting in your seat and politely applauding seems to be considered unruly. Total horse shit as far as I'm concerned.

4. The Jays actually won! And they rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning to do so! Meaning it was actually a good game and a gutsy performance for a change. Still things aren't looking up. Vernon Wells is injured again and this season is looking to be yet another write-off and once again I must wait until next year. I'm sick of doing so.

That's about it. I may have had some other things to say but I'm way too messed up now.

4 Comments:

Blogger Beer said...

Oh man, I'm jealous. That was a great game. I just caught the end of it, the 9th inning heroics.

July 14, 2008 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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July 14, 2008 12:12 PM  
Blogger Daphne said...

This just in: Anonymous is an asshat.

That is all.

July 14, 2008 12:15 PM  
Blogger Kid Icarus said...

I don't even respond anymore, I just delete his comments. They aren't even close to creative. He's made the same pathetic joke about six times now.

July 14, 2008 6:58 PM  

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