I finally have something I care enough about to post about.
Our new house is not only closer to the Angels (one of the factors in me switching allegiances), but it’s also much closer to Cal State Long Beach. Last month I decided it would be fun to go to some Dirtbags game. After a look at the prices, a full season (28 home games) costs the same as about 11 individual games…so I went for it and purchased season tickets. There’s also some strange pleasure in saying “I have season tickets,” haha.
This was opening weekend, and the Dirtbags faced off against The VCU Rams (Virginia Commonwealth University). On Friday I took Luke. I’ve got four seats…but taking the baby isn’t very easy, so for the three of us to go means leaving the baby with grandparents. So Luke and I went together, to our first real baseball game! We got some mini hot dogs and a sprite. He informed me that every time I took a drink he had to take a drink. He lasted into the 7th inning. Luckily we missed the Dirtbags give up 4 runs in the 9th to lose, but in the future I think we’ll go late so we can see through the end.
Saturday Stacie and I went and left the kids with the grandparents. Lorelai has started taking a bottle, so we can finally go out! The Dirtbags were looking for redemption, and they won it in a nail-biter. 7-6. It was nice going out with the wifey.
Today I got to go with my Dad and brother, my first day game. Weather was really nice, and the Dirtbags had VCU’s number again. They won 3-2 on some exciting scoring plays and some great pitching. Twice a runner scored from first on doubles down the third base line, and they also scored on a suicide squeeze.
I bought tickets right behind the third base dugout. There are people around us that have probably been coming to games for decades. There’s a good mix of older people and college age kids. Some people like to yell out, but so far it’s all been clean. “Throw him a meatball 1 – 9!” There’s not a bad seat in the house, and for the price, you get to see some pretty good baseball. I know I won’t make it to all 28 home games, but I’d like to go to as many as possible. Following a brand new team means there are a LOT of new players to follow, and just like a good season of Survivor, a team is a lot more fun to follow when you recognize the people playing.
Maybe this will spur me to get back into blogging more. My blog has always been very random…my thoughts on politics, video games, kids, family, sports, etc. Whatever interests me. I’m not sure there’s any one thing though that I could start a blog about. I love video games, but I only get to play a few times a week. I love baseball, but does anyone need another blog about the Angels? (and would anyone read one about the Dirtbags?) I love minimalist running, but I love doing it more than writing/researching about it. Politics constantly interests me, but it’s not something I want to write about. If there’s any one topic I could probably write about with great frequency, it would probably be about being a dad.
But the Blarg has never been about any one topic…it’s always been a mish-mash of posts about me, and the random thoughts that come out of my head. I’m not sure I can see it being anything else.