Busch Stadium, real-live-on-the-field-in-front-of-me baseball.
I got to go to the new Busch Stadium last Friday evening for a game against the LA Dodgers. I was in the club section - the seats were padded, I had a great view of the field and of the arch, and there is a very spacious feel to the park. (I am, of course, Lutheran - so I have to say that I liked the old one better! I'll get used to the new one in time.......)
The downside for me was that the speaker volume seemed much louder, and the big screen in center field is pretty obnoxious. Pre-game included a "mini-newscast and weather show." I already knew it was hot, and part of the appeal of the ballpark is getting away from constant updates on the disasters everywhere. (Although, in regards to yesterday's big news story, I just want to say that anyone who can discuss the Middle East without using the word "sh*t" isn't really paying attention.)
Between innings there was constant "stuff" on the big screen and the volume was so loud that any actual conversation with a live person sitting next to you was impossible.
However, despite the negatives, I'm happy that I went. Watching the game unfold on the field in front of me is one of my greatest pleasures, and it had been 2 years since I was able to do that. I was so overwhelmed to see the Cardinals take the field that I think I may have teared up!! ;)
And at the end of the day, the true sweetnesss.........
"That's a winner!"