Monday, June 12, 2006

Play ball, thirstily


Some people go to baseball games to watch the game. I go to baseball games so I can take weird pictures like this one.

I was enjoying the low-angled evening sun as danced across the stands. I thought it would look interesting filtered through a cup of 7-Up. Not exactly a classic photo idea, but one that nevertheless takes me back to a pretty neat place every time I see it.

By the by, I took this earlier-posted image from the same vantage point. I hope the groundskeepers get to take some time every once in a while to appreciate the view.

Don't worry, Mom, I was very careful to avoid a) dropping the cup; and b) dropping myself on the poor souls a few storeys below.

Your turn: Baseball been berry, berry good to me. Has it been berry good to you, too?

11 comments:

Killired said...

very refreshing looking drink ya got there!

ChaCha said...

Don't know about baseball right now until the NHL playoffs are over Carmi. I take it you aren't a hockey buff. Go Oilers!

~A~ said...

I've really enjoyed looking at your Seattle pictures. It's been interesting seeing my hometown, that's sometimes taken for granted, through another's point of view.

Nicole said...

Nice photo!

I like baseball, but only in real live person. To me, baseball is about the smell of the grass, the mess of peanut shells at my feet, and beer.

I can't achieve that same effect watching on TV at home. Plus, I have to clean up the shells. Bah.

Courtney said...

I'm a Red Sox fan, Carmi. It wasn't very good to me until 2004. Then, it was the best ever...

rob said...

Ummmm, Carm?

The next time you're in Seattle, you aren't allowed to leave the city until you've dropped me a line. We'll get many beers.

r

fin...

Post - Out of curiousity, we're you at all involved in the development of ITIL?

Shy said...

That is a neat picture.
I've really taken to listening to baseball on the AM radio the past few years. It reminds me of my grandfather.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...I love that picture Carmi...it looks incredibly refreshing and thirst quenching even in that precarious position...
Baseball, though I like it, has never been a passion for me. I certainly appreciate all that goes into it and the skills the players have...And I'm sure if I went to a BIG League Game, I would be hooked forever...! But, Alas....that most likely won't ever happen unless a miracle occurs...(Which it could...) But before baseball I'd be cacthing up on my Theatre going...LOL!

Rene said...

I LOVE baseball. I bleed Dodger Blue. For my hubby, its an obsession. I enjoy going to the games, I enjoy watching them on television. I love the way the human arm can hurl a little white ball 96 miles and hour. I love watching a bat connect and send that ball out into the bleachers. Baseball is a game of perfection and I admire it greatly.

Sandy said...

a) love the photo
b) LOVE baseball
c) incredibly jealous you got to a game in Safeco

My husband and I always talk about how some day we'll get to see a game in nearly every major league stadium. So far we're each hovering at less than a half-dozen.

Ontario Emperor said...

If you want to see baseball, you have to visit a minor league stadium, preferably in the lower classifications. Southern California has a ton of single A minor league teams; the one closest to me is the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Seat locations are much better at this stadium than they are in the major league stadiums down here. In addition, minor league teams will do anything to get people to come to the ballpark, so the game is bound to be entertaining.