Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Because I'm worth it

I've been treating myself much more than usual lately. I bought tickets for 5 Cubs games this season (but because of the completely inadequate ticket purchase website, they are all weeknight games). Now, the most important thing to know about me is that I really don't get very excited about baseball. The game itself has lots of drama, and watching a great game is exciting and all (one game I went to last year the Cubs rallied from 3 runs behind in the bottom of the 9th with back-to-back home runs from Alou and Sosa - it was AWESOME!). But what does it for me is not the game itself but rather the overall experience of going to the ballpark. I like getting one of every traditional baseball foodstuff (peanuts, cracker jacks, hot dog, beer) and usually only spend part of the game in my assigned seat (more if it's a good game) with the rest of the time walking around watching the game from various points in the ballpark. I blame my friend "Zheaux" for this because it's how he always watched games when we went to Tribe games in Cleveland. He did the same thing when we went to a game a Tiger stadium during its last season.

The point is that watching baseball live is, I think, different from watching any other sports event live. There is just so much happening that is outside the game: if it's a nice day, the food, talking with your friends about whatever. You just don't get that from a football game (nfl or college), NBA game, or indy car racing (all of which I've seen live). All those other ones I'll watch on TV (well, except racing, that doesn't really excite me either way) since you usually can see the action better on the small screen. But I can't watch baseball on TV. Until the world series, I suppose.

Tonight I'm taking the GF to this local vegetarian restaurant for dinner. It's called Green Zebra and it's getting all sorts of crazy cool reviews, the NY Times even wrote a ginormous review for it's food section. I'm super stoked because she has no idea where we're going. Yay fun! View their online menu, friends, and let me know what looks good as I have almost no idea what most of the stuff is. It's a small plate place, so we'll probably get 3-4 plates between us. Vote now!

2 comments:

J.Po said...

Dude. I'm a day late. And I probably could have been of some service. My apologies. What did you end up getting? Was it GOOOOOOODDDDD?!?!

grrrbear said...

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