Friday, August 03, 2001

Where we'll be sitting, second in a series:

Game number three is at Fenway Park. Tuesday, September 4, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox. The first of our two-game stand at Fenway. Our seats are in section 91 in the Right Field Box. Here's a diagram of the stadium, as swiped from the Red Sox's web site (again, the arrow is ours):

Fenway Park

From a picture of the view from these seats, it looks like we're in prime positions for picking up one of those barely legal home runs. (Or maybe barely illegal. It looks like the section crosses the first base line.) General viewing ability seems low, however, since we're so close to playing level and so far from the infield. Overall grade: C.


ESPN is giving away an "ultimate baseball road trip." Just two games? Pish. Seven games, nine days is closer to the ultimate baseball road trip, no?


Tuesday, July 31, 2001

We'd like our readers to have fun along with us, so I am thrilled to announce our first car game: How Far Will They Go? Guess our mileage, win a prize!


Monday, July 30, 2001

The double switch is a difficult concept to comprehend, I'll admit. I'm still not sure I fully get it. But, c'mon, I know what the infield-fly rule is. It says that when a bird flies into the infield, the pitcher may decimate it with a 100 m.p.h. fastball, right?


Sunday, July 29, 2001

Top five sounds of baseball*:

1. Bats cracking in batting practice
2. Cleats clattering on cement
3. Ball hitting leather
4. Thump, thump, thump, thump ... Slide ... "Safe!"
5. The sound of grass growing

And the road is not without its aural pleasures.

Top five sounds of road trips*:

1. Ignition
2. Pulling to a stop on a gravel driveway
3. Change clattering in a toll basket
4. Doppler effect on a two-lane highway
5. Trunk closing on the first try

* that I have heard and remember offhand



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