August 10, 2004

Peanuts And Cracker Jack

Yesterday, the company that actually provides my paychecks, MSP Communications (I work at IBM in Rochester, but I'm hired through MSP--I'm special) treated all its employees to a Twins baseball game.

I was in a phenomenal 11th row seat, right along the first base line, smack dab behind the opposing team's bull pen. It was one of those seats that, although it was fantastic for overall viewing, kept me on paranoid alert that the current batter would launch a line drive right into my skull.

That's just one of many of the reasons why anyone and everyone should experience a baseball game in person. It's an entirely different world from what you see on TV. There's the crowd dynamic, which has its own pulse. You can feel it shift throughout the game. If the home team is doing well, you can feel the crowd responding. If the home team is blowing it, you can feel the resignation in the crowd.

The Twins, alas, had their asses handed to them yesterday, so that sucked. There was plenty of resignation to go around, let me tell you.

It was still way better than actual work.

Posted by Ryan at August 10, 2004 10:32 AM
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