Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Want to be a Professional Baseball Player

O.k., maybe when I grow up I'll be a professional baseball player. All I'm saying is these guys look like they're having the time of their lives. There's no suffering, no laying down on the side of the field waiting for their maker to come and take them away. They've got it good!!

Not to mention they get to play in super cool stadiums in front of people who seemingly worship them.

Amy and I headed down to the big city (Minneapolis, MN) to cash in on my birthday present from back in April, TWINS GAME! Oh yeah, and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with it (i.e. this shot from an alley bar near the stadium). We walked, walked, and walked some more around the downtown area. My neck was sore from looking up at the buildings. I'm sure I looked like a total tourist, but I didn't care. Rarely did I know exactly where I was, but it didn't matter as Amy proves to have an internal compass that is "on" probably 80% of the time. Not to mention all you have to do is follow the masses and you'll find the stadium.

The coolest thing about Target Field is that you really don't have to stay in your seats. Just walk around and watch the game from any where, no one cares. There's no pushy stadium staff with a God complex yelling at you to "MOVE IT!" Another cool thing is the view!
I was so over joyed and full of ADHD that there was no way I could hold this pose for as long as the good man who took the picture was requiring.
After the game it was back to our hotel and "Brit's Pub" for some post game suds and a little Lawn Bowling spectatorship. We were shocked to see the handy work of these bar owners who had a huge lawn/golf green installed on this roof top so his patrons could make use of the space with what I figured was Boccie Ball. Still, it looked fun and we got totally sucked into a game where the "black" team made an amazing come back, but ultimately lost. I wept for them as their drunken spirits were crushed.
Here's Amy thinking of moving to England. A special thanks to Amy for making it a great birthday weekend (belated of course).


Ari said...

Happy belated Eki!

Cornbread said...

Sounds like you had a great day at the park! Happy Belated Birthday.

Baseball was my first athletic love in life. I was crushed when I finally realized that I wouldn't be able to get paid to play for the rest of my life. I still dream about it once in awhile.