Friday, March 25, 2011

Bad Seats


It's my annual fantasy baseball weekend, where two of my three teams will hold their all day drafts and auctions. This year I'm pretty much flying by the seat of my pants as I haven't had time to do my usual player research, so we'll see how much baseball lore and knowledge I've soaked up over the years. Should be fun!

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SIGNS YOU'VE GOT LOUSY SEATS AT THAT SPORTING EVENT

The guy selling concessions in your section is a Sherpa.

The Goodyear blimp keeps blocking your view.

You got there early, but by the time you reach your seat, the rest of the crowd is doing the seventh inning stretch.

You hear the crack of the bat just as you see the batter rounding second base.

You'd call your buddy behind home plate to see how he's doing but when you got to your section your phone went into Roaming.

Your view is so obstructed your tickets came with a pocket radio so you could listen to the game.

"Supplemental oxygen! Git yer ice cold, supplemental oxygen right here!"



[Chris White's Top Five on Sports with edits and additions by Mark Raymond]

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2 comments:

Adam D Jones said...

I assume that you had to check your fruits and vegetables with customs before you made it to your seat.

And I hope you remembered to adjust your watch for the time zone when you got there.

Mark said...

"Adjust your watch..." hah! Good one, Adam! Made me smile right out loud.