Not like an I-am-Scarlett-O’Hara ball. Like I went to baseball game and had a great time. Which, now that I think of it, is a ball(game). No pun was intended.
The baseball game was in Anaheim which seemed like a bit of a dismal place (sorry, Anaheim-ians) but that may have had to do with the fact that I was half-asleep on the way there.
Let’s just say it’s impossible to be half asleep at the actual stadium because there are so many attendants. Everywhere. Talking you to. All the time.
Our seats were in the second row, second deck which is the deck I’ve never sat in and it was something else. There was a nice little restaurant overlooking right field which we watched BP from and the waitress told us her name about 50 times in 10 minutes. It was impressive.
Our section was right next to the suites and walking through the halls I saw carts with these really fancy cupcakes on them, being delivered to the suites. I was sorely tempted to pilch a few, but I settled for an ice cream sandwich with chocolate chip cookies. Whose idea was it to freeze chocolate chip cookies? Because it’s weird.
When it came down to it, I basically rooted for the Angels. I have Erick Aybar nostalgia from 2009 ALCS and they have a sweet rookie named Alexi Amarista. Then again, when the Rangers vs. A’s score (A’s won 7-2) popped up in center field, I switched allegiances. I gotta stand by my beautiful people who inhabit Texas.
This also helped me root for the White Sox.
Bitter. Very bitter.
May I also say that I have never been to an even semi-warm baseball game and I was so excited for this one? Well, when I sat down at 7:00 I had a coat and a blanket. And it just got colder from there.
I think I bring the cold weather wherever I go.
Overall, I liked the stadium. The fans were really mellow (read: totally silent) and the giant Angels caps in the front and yes, the fountain are undeniably a lot of fun.
But they could work on the whole scoreboard situation.
That black bar was there for several innings.
And has anyone else noticed that the clouds look exactly the same, no matter what city you’re in or what the weather’s like? I think it must have something to do with the stadium lights.
So thank you for your hospitality, Anaheim. You are definitely the preferable stadium in Southern California.