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Come April, besides two Twins games at Fenway, I’ll be upping my visited stadiums list two notches with two Southern California games. Anand got boxed seats to a Padres-Giants game from his department. Having never sat in boxed seats at a Major League game (minor league, yes), I convinced him that not only was it a good time for me to visit, but that we should also drive 90 miles that Saturday to see another game in another stadium and another league: Angels vs. Red Sox.
I might actually root against the Sox though… I haven’t decided. Boston fans have soured me a little on their team. Also, Wally made some excellent points which I agree with in a comment and a blog post. I have an I-agree-but-I-still-like-this-sport-because… response formulating in my head which one day I will get to. Probably around the time I do my Mystery Hunt write-up.

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2 responses

  1. My gosh…I wouldn’t want to take umbrage with WALLY — not HIM!
    BUT…this business about a too small venue for such a potentially large fanbase of ticket buyers almost leaves me in a despairing swoon.
    That is to say…Maybe…just MAYBE the thinking at the incorporated Deservedly-Hated-Titan level is that it is better to have a full stadium of ticket buyers than a stadium in which one cannot tell from one game to the the next how full it might be.
    Make sense to you? I mean, consider: you own a stadium and are responsible to not only pay all the costs assigned to keeping it up but also the expenses required to keep it well provisioned for the so-called “house” of hungry, thirsty, gotta-big-bladder, ooooh…my spaghetti is pushing o-u-t, oops I’m about to have a 28-day accident, and I’m gonna puke fans. Would YOU be concernecd about whether you were going to be able to DEPEN D on a certain level of ticket buyers?
    Uh…yes you would…even though your WALLY-SocialiXed heart told you to ignore such LOW motives of behavior.
    Notice: WALLACE pays his bills ~ he actually has a job to make that possible ~ and if he begins to run over, owing to his weaker human drives, he awakens and straightens up until he strikes a more responsible personal balance. So what seems to be SocialXed is actually NOT THAT at all. He keeps tossing and batting the balls…and paying for the stadium costs taht accrue to him. In short…Wally is not your best guide into deep Xilisim if you might be interested in investigating is.
    Not what we say but what we do. And I have never found it possible to attend Fenway; but I do love baseball ~ the only sport other than the one true blood sport: politics.
    As for citing Wallace…rather leave it to him to tell you about the degree of difficulty of writing in differing genres: doubtless he is going to be truly able to respond to your question. And now? And now he knows it.

  2. My gosh…I wouldn’t want to take umbrage with WALLY — not HIM!
    BUT…this business about a too small venue for such a potentially large fanbase of ticket buyers almost leaves me in a despairing swoon.
    That is to say…Maybe…just MAYBE the thinking at the incorporated Deservedly-Hated-Titan level is that it is better to have a full stadium of ticket buyers than a stadium in which one cannot tell from one game to the the next how full it might be.
    Make sense to you? I mean, consider: you own a stadium and are responsible to not only pay all the costs assigned to keeping it up but also the expenses required to keep it well provisioned for the so-called “house” of hungry, thirsty, gotta-big-bladder, ooooh…my spaghetti is pushing o-u-t, oops I’m about to have a 28-day accident, and I’m gonna puke fans. Would YOU be concernecd about whether you were going to be able to DEPEN D on a certain level of ticket buyers?
    Uh…yes you would…even though your WALLY-SocialiXed heart told you to ignore such LOW motives of behavior.
    Notice: WALLACE pays his bills ~ he actually has a job to make that possible ~ and if he begins to run over, owing to his weaker human drives, he awakens and straightens up until he strikes a more responsible personal balance. So what seems to be SocialXed is actually NOT THAT at all. He keeps tossing and batting the balls…and paying for the stadium costs taht accrue to him. In short…Wally is not your best guide into deep Xilisim if you might be interested in investigating is.
    Not what we say but what we do. And I have never found it possible to attend Fenway; but I do love baseball ~ the only sport other than the one true blood sport: politics.
    As for citing Wallace…rather leave it to him to tell you about the degree of difficulty of writing in differing genres: doubtless he is going to be truly able to respond to your question. And now? And now he knows it.