I went to a minor league baseball game yesterday. The Louisville Bats vs. The Durham Bulls. I paid 7 bucks for the ticket. I got a beer during the second inning,a micro brew wheat beer, it was actually really good for 4 dollars. Then in the top of the 9th inning I bought a 2 and half dollar soda pop. So I spent like $13.50 for the whole day. Too the average baseball fan this would probably sound like their version of a wet dream.
I can't remember the last time I went to a baseball game. It was probably when I played little league. That was also the last time I found a baseball game to be exciting. If I ever develop hypertension, before I let the doctor prescribe medication that will reduce my high blood pressure and give me the potential of side affects like impotence, dry mouth and tiredness etc etc. I will recommend to the doctor that he let me try an alternative form of medication, season tickets to a baseball team.
As I sat in the stands along the third base foul line, I felt the sun shinning on my head and arms. I heard the noise of the crowd and the crunching of the peanuts and crackerjacks. But inside, I felt nothing. I felt as cold and uncomfortable as the steel seat I was sitting in. I could reel off a bunch of excuses to myself as to why I found this experience so deadening . Perhaps it's because the Bats suck. They looked liked the bad news bears out there. Twice, I saw the left fielder try to catch a fly ball with out his glove, and he dropped it, both times. Maybe it was because there was no real fan base there. When I go to a football game I get high just from the adrenalin pumping throughout the stadium. Perhaps it's the execution of the game. Baseball just doesn't impress me. There have been times when I have watched the perfect execution of people proficient in figure skating, tae kwon do, gymnastics and football. When I see this in other sports I am mesmerized by the beauty of it. I don't see this in baseball. Yes, it was impressive when Dave Winfield used to jump 10 feet in the air and steel a home run from the other team. I also have heard that people appreciate the strategery of this game.
I'm sorry baseball fan but this game is nothing compared to football. Maybe you baseball fan, can explain to me what i'm missing. I should probably let you take me out to the ball game next time i go. But you will have to wait at least another 10 years before that happens.