Results tagged ‘ White Sox ’
went to the White Sox vs. A’s game on Wed, Sept. 22 – a 12:35pm game on a Wednesday, in
September, between 2 average teams, not in a race, in OAKLAND, where
you’re lucky to get 10,000 people in there. The place is EMPTY. So on
this day, I decided to sit near third base, about 20 rows back of the
field, to give me more area to cover in chasing a ball. 3 minutes before
game time, an usher comes over to ask for my ticket, and tell me I have
to move. There’s NO ONE in my row, maybe 5 people in my whole section.
The section next to me had like a group though, so it was kind of full,
and easily noticeable, as it was the only filled-up section. Anyway, so I
move, to just inside of 1st base (Section 113-114). FIRST PITCH OF THE
GAME: Juan Pierre fouls it off about 6 seats to the left in the row I
was sitting. NO ONE WAS THERE!!! 1st bad sign. Then, as I’m sitting, I
notice in the left field bleachers that no one is there, maybe 10 people
total. I think “this may be my best chance to get a home run.” But it
would take a well hit ball to reach the bleachers. Bottom 3- Chris
Carter hits his first career home run to these empty seats. UGH! Then in
the 5th, I get up and start to move toward the outfield, cause there
were a decent about of balls fouled into the seats in lower right field,
near where I got my ball the day before. As I get into the aisle, there
is a foul ball that drops 10 feet from me, but a really big guy had me
boxed out and I could get to the ball that was rolling in the aisle. So,
I move, to section 110-111. ANOTHER usher comes to harass me for my
ticket, with NO ONE around. I refuse to move this time. Bottom 6, a ball
was fouled to the row behind where I was sitting in between 110-111. So
after the 7th, I move back. Bottom 8, a ball is fouled about 2 rows
back, and 3 seats in from where I was sitting. Again, no one around. By
the end of this game, I was so depressed, I was happy to be heading back
to NY. And I also wished I lived in Oakland to chase foul balls around.
A full week in that park, if you play for foul balls to the dominant
side of the line-up, I would guarantee you should get one.
Well, I’m finally back in New York (sort of), after my 40 day long camp excursion. I am a summer camp counselor for a camp called Rein Teen Tours. Basically, I supervise a group of teenagers as we travel to many cool places, such as Mount Rushmore,Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, and more. We did see a baseball game along the way, in San Francisco. It was a great game for multiple reasons. Tim Lincecum was pitching, and it was Jon Miller bobblehead night! I am a big collector of bobbleheads, so I can’t explain to you how much it physically pained me watching my group of kids take their bobbleheads out of the packages and mess around with them. Throwing them, playing with them and simply breaking them into many pieces for no good reason. There are many collectors out there that I know would be hurt with this scene as well. I guess that’s what you get from a group of 15 year olds from New York.
After camp ended, I took a little vacation up north to Alaska, to visit my friend Tom, who is stationed up there in the Coast Guard. Alaska, even in August, is not warm. And it rains. A lot. But this was of course not my only stop on my trip, because when I travel, I need to see sporting events.
So, after Alaska, before I returned to New York, I had a 4 day stop in Chicago to see the White Sox play at US Cellular Field. I had been here once before in 2002, but did not get the full stadium experience, so needed to return. It was great, a very nice stadium. I will give the full details of my trip in my next entry, I also had the pleasure of meeting a few different people that all us bloggers have come to know by now. It was fantastic, and really made my trip that much better. I will reveal their identities in my blog about the games.
Last night, I returned to New York, took an earlier flight home, just so I could see the Mets play, and of course lose, to Atlanta. I came away with no balls at this game, unfortunately. But that’s ok, because I already have a 2009 commemorative ball from the new stadium, who’s name I am choosing not to say. I passed up the chance to go to Boston today for the Red Sox vs. Yankees game, as I just need some time to be home, as I have not been for the better part of 3 months. I will following up with entries about the recent games I attended shortly.