So last night I had the opportunity to to see Barry Bonds hit #709. I originally bought the tickets thinking that after the third week of the season, he was bound to come to Colorado right around #714 or 715. So much for that. I thought that getting tickets behind the right field fence could maximize my chances of catching said homerun. So much for that as he went opposite field in the first. Just my luck. I found it rather interesting that Barry was rather violently booed everytime he came to the plate, yet the cheers for his homerun were pretty loud. Quite a double standard: you’re a terrible person for taking steroids and we hate you, but please please please hit a homerun and make it worth the ticket.
The game, however, was very good and had a rather exciting ending with the Rockies putting runners on 2nd and 3rd in the bottom of the 9th. Until Clint Barmes struck out swinging at ball four….But here’s my simple request: if you go to the ballpark, please do not be loud and obnoxious. Or, if you’re going to do so, at least be loud and obnoxious about the game rather than all the beer you want to drink. Last night sitting behind us was a group of 7 or 8 college-age girls who, through my forced hearing of their conversation, I gathered were US Olympic Volleyball players. I seriously doubt the people in charge of that team would appreciate them representing their team by swearing around small children, forcing people to leave in the 5th inning, and throwing popcorn at random people. This is inappropriate behavior for a ballpark, no matter how important or cool you think you are. So, I would ask anyone who happens to read this to please don’t behave that way. You make the experience miserable for everyone around you.
On a lighter note, what a great game we got out the Yankees yesterday afternoon. Let’s go Randy today! Hopefully the Blue Jays can sweep and seriously tighten up the division. I understand it’s early, but it’s always good to win.