Monday, June 26, 2006

Baseball Report

Today we break from our usually scheduled programming of books and writing to head over to the sports section. Here are some photos from the baseball game I went to on Saturday.

The game was in a giant dome, which can be opened up. Unfortunately, because the rainy season has just hit our region with full, battering force, it was closed for Saturday night’s game, but that didn’t limit the fun.

The first thing I noticed was how green the field was – so bright it was almost glowing. And the height of the walls around the field gave me a new appreciation for home runs which clear them. The other thing was how organized and non-chaotic everything was despite the crowd – they even had KFC vendors going up and down the stands selling chicken! (I fell for the Haagen Dasz ice-cream).

Onto the photos!

Here are the cheerleaders who came on after the 3rd or 4th inning and led the crowd in the home team’s song. Yes, they have giant foam hands!

At the end of the 6th inning, everyone starting blowing up these whistling balloons and holding onto them. At first, there were a few….

Then more and more…

And finally, just before the 7th inning, the cheerleaders returned (sans foam hands) and at their sign, everyone released the balloons!

For a few seconds, the entire stadium was yellow (the home team’s color).

Score: 1-0

Our team lost but it was still an enjoyable game to watch. What's your take on sports? Like, dislike, indifferent?


katie g. said...

I know I have a dirty mind, but the balloons remind me of sperm.

Nalini Singh said...


Cynthia E. Bagley said...

LOL... sounds like you had fun.

ACTION.. keep those cameras rolling.

Barbara said...

I also went to a baseball game on Saturday and it got postponed to Sunday due to the rain. My team lost (The new York Yankees) however it was a lot of fun.
Looks like the baseball games in your country are a lot more fun that in the US.

Anonymous said...

WOW! looks fun!

katie g. said...