Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My Favorite Seats in Baseball

I've just started frequenting The Sporting News Website. I'm pretty impressed. It's more interesting than some of the sites I've seen that feature only professional writers without room for the fans to participate.

There is a lot of fan participation and I just read an article about the best seats and food in sports. I think the question and the responses are interesting.

Here is my response:

Gotta modify the question a little since I don't attend games other than baseball. For my money, the best seats in baseball are any seat where:

  • The game is in the afternoon, not at night.
  • People actually watch the game and talk about it.
  • The big leather lunged fan sits on the other side of the park.
  • People don't run in and out for concessions and bathroom breaks. A game only lasts two or three hours. Learn to hold it.
  • There isn't someone behind you talking on a cell phone about everything except the game.
  • The scoreboard doesn't encourage fans to make noise.
  • No one does the wave.
  • Someone gives me free tickets.
  • Real Chicago Dogs are served and dark beer is available (these could be free too, for that matter).
  • There isn't a two hour wait for the parking lot to clear out because public transportation is close by and easy to use.
  • Singing take me out to the ballgame is a major part of the game.

That sounds a lot like Wrigley Field to (except for the free tickets part). I've only been to one game at Wrigley, but it was the best.

I can't wait to go back.

While you're there, you might want to take a look at my new baseball blog, "tfedge's SportingBlog." I know the title is awful, but I haven't come up with a more clever name.

Everyone have a nice, good day! Let's play two!