I saw it on a whole new level… FIELD LEVEL.
When I was a kid, my dad, my uncle Ronnie, and my grandpa used to take me and my cousins to Dodger games. My grandpa seemed to really like watching baseball. We’d all put on our blue Dodger jackets and hats, then head to Dodger stadium for a night together under the field lights. I was never too into baseball. It was the one sport I played for only one year (not including T-ball), then quit because I didn’t like it. But I did enjoy going to games with my grandpa, dad, and uncle. Standing up for “the wave”, singing “take my out to the ball game”, the dodger dogs, and of course… the chocolate malt ice cream cups (the absolute best thing at Dodger stadium).
We were usually pretty high up. I brought binoculars to games, so the players would appear bigger than fleas on a dog. This is how I experienced games. And ever since then, whenever I would go to other games, we’d always have the cheap seats way up top. Not a bad summer activity for $7. You definitely get what you pay for.
But tonight… I saw the game on a whole new level… the FIELD.
My friend Eric (God bless him), gave me some tix for seats directly behind home plate! I could not pass up this opportunity. And let me tell you… YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR (although technically, these were free for me). These tix go for over a bill each, and wow are they worth it. The game feels so much different when you sit there. Fara was much more into the game too… she really liked sitting there.
The Dodgers ended up losing to Philadelphia, but it was ok. I got to introduce Fara to a Dodger dog, the yum garlic fries, and of course, this:
Fara: “I don’t want anymore malt. I’m only eating it all because you’re shoving it in my face.”
Me: “Blah. I think I ate too much malt. I can’t eat these like I’m 10 years old anymore.”
Another cool thing about sitting so close: the celebrities. Tonight we saw Jane Seymore and James Keach a few rows in front of us… and this young whipper-snapper:
Can you guess who it is?? The answer will be at the end of this post.
F0r now, more pics.
Ok. So the answer: LARRY KING! He was only a few rows up. Actually, he was in the seat DIRECTLY behind home. I guess you have to be really famous to sit in the celebrity section.
At the beginning of the game, Fara was like, “Are we going to see celebrities here?”
Me: “No. I don’t think they’d come to these games. Oh wait. There’s Larry King. And Jane Seymore.”