I saw the Orioles play the [Devil] Rays Friday night. It was amazing. I FINALLY GOT TO CAMDEN YARDS! I saw my first (and until friday night, only) Major League game at Memorial (the old stadium in Baltimore). After they built Camden Yards, games were constantly sold out so I never got to go to another Orioles game since I moved to Kansas.
Friday nights at Camden Yards is Student Night so Left Upper Reserve tickets are $6. theo_winterwood
and I were literally sitting in the last row. The nosebleed seats. I had problems making out the scoreboard and the players numbers but that is why I have a friend with crazy awesome vision. (I need to go get my eyes checked before I lose my insurance) The game was great.
I listened to last night's game via internet radio and it was also GREAT. Today's game? Horrifying. 11-3 Rays. Damn. No sweeps yet but still. I didn't follow today's game because I couldn't find any sort of A/V feed.
Meanwhile, no work is getting done. And I changed my baseball tag.Though I like the various forms of football in the world, I don't think they begin to compare with these two great Anglo-Saxon ball games for sophisticated elegance and symbolism. Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed. With football we are back to the monotonous clashing armor of the brontosaurus.
My sport has the best looking men:
Wright and Reyes from the Mets