Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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No regrets but glad to be home

I got to the ballpark an hour before the game. I left at the end of the 1st inning. It was good to go and see what it was like but, it was not fun. For a whole lot of reasons. I sat there at the end of the 1st inning, uncomfortable and cold and irritated and thought, heck, this is not a good time and I don't even need to justify the cost of this free ticket. I want to be home watching it on TV and so that's where I am.

Most always I ride my mobility scooter to the ballpark. I did not today and that was my bad. My one hip was killing me and sitting on those cold, hard seats was not helping it. Then my other hip started bitching and I started worrying about how I was going to get home. (It was painful, but I did make it.)

While it was lovely to have a whole row to myself. it was creepy to have people settled in here and there - not enough of them to warm the place up. And not enough to muffle the sound. They have the sound system set ask if there are 50,000 people in there. Ear drum blasting. And in between mask muffled announcements, you could hear everything - the guys behind you farting, the guys in front of you arguing. The radio broadcast is played in the concourse but with nobody there, you can hear it in the stands. You can't hear what they are saying - that would be helpful - but it sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher.

I decided to get a ballpark hot dog and a drink and a pretzel. The line was short but it moved like they wanted to serve the last person as the 9th inning ended. I finally got my food. The hot dog was from the last batch cooked in 2019. And as cold. The 'hot' pretzel was also stone cold. had no salt, and had the texture of a biscotti. $25.

But, most of all, it was just creepy. The way they checked tickets and made you stop and wait and re-show it at every turn. Everything was cordoned off. To get from here to there - 2 feet away - was a half mile walk. My Fitbit is going to LOVE the steps today. It just felt like you were intruding and they weren't happy about it.

I did have a good view of my nice, padded, luxury seat that is my regular season ticket. I moved up one row and over one section after last ticket season. I don't know why I didn't take a better picture of it. But, if you zoom on this, in the bottom right hand corner are two people one in turquoise and one in white. My seat is just behind them. Section 33, Row, G, Seat 18 Unless, my sales guy has a better seat for me come 2022. It will be good again. But, until then, I doubt I'll go back.

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