Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Going on the field is underwhelming
Had the chance several weeks back to watch batting practice on the field in Oakland. Of course, we were only invited on the field for about the last 15-20 minutes, and it was while the visiting Diamondbacks were in the cage. Some thoughts about watching from the field:
-It's not that cool to go on the field when the only place you get to stand is the warning track right in front of the backstop.
-The foul territory at the Oakland Coliseum is bigger than Zach's porn collection.
-The most interesting part is getting to see the trajectory of the ball off the bat and the movement it takes when hooking or slicing. It also makes you realize just how far it is when they hit one out.
-The group of guys hitting was Eric Byrnes and a bunch of bums. Unless of course those bums were really good players that I just didn't recognize. Byrnes is pretty much a bum himself.
-There were a lot of Arizona fans on the field with us. They pretty much all looked like douche-bags. You know, D'Bags. One of them was a woman who I later noticed was wearing a jersey that said FTNSSFRK or something like that on the nameplate. I suppose that indicates that she likes fitness. Real cool. I thought about getting Zach a Giants jersey with the same name on back.
-There's really nothing like grass on a baseball field. Can I get some in my yard please?
-Overall I was pretty underwhelmed by the experience. Next time I want to shag flies.
Now for some more pictures: