Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Happiness is.....


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!"

3 comments:

Deedle said...

I must admit that the last picture is pretty nice, even if it is St. Louis. ;-) The only thing better would be sitting at Wrigley and looking out to see Lake Michigan in the distance. :-)

Seriously, I'm glad you got to finally get to the new park. Did they have all the sections open now? I'd like to get down there someday and see a ballgame there....maybe a Cubs/Cards. :-)

Designated Knitter said...

Well, yes, I can see how you'd prefer Wrigley!!

I don't know about a Cubs/Cards game - remember LAST time we went to one of those at Busch? We were crammed into those little seats with the sun in our eyes, and not an empty seat in the house to trade up to????

;)

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

I see I'm not the only blogger to have a posting stolen outright by the Dodgers-Flyball blog...