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Going to my first baseball game tomorrow.(13 posts)

Going to my first baseball game tomorrow.Sintesi
Jun 6, 2002 10:50 AM
At Yankee stadium. What can I expect? Will get puked on? Will there be fist fights? How drunk should I be? What is the customary level of inebriation? I want to fit in. Can anybody give me some pointers?

Is it all right if I wear a Boston Red Sox hat? i'm being encouraged to do so. Also, what is the quality of the lavatories?

I am a man with many questions.

thanks.
It depends,TJeanloz
Jun 6, 2002 11:14 AM
You can expect a baseball game. Unless it rains.

You will not be puked on (well, it's not likely).

Fist fights and drunkeness are correlated, but you will be tossed out of the stadium for either. A small scuffle will get you tossed, but you need to be pretty drunk and stupid to be excused.

Wearing a Red Sox hat is fine, but you'll look silly, considering that the Sox are not playing.

Lavatories at Yankee stadium are palatial when compared to Friendly Fenway, but they're nothing to write home about.
Ahhh, sweet. Doesn't get much better than that....enjoy.128
Jun 6, 2002 11:35 AM
You're goping to a ball game not a hockey game!! :) What you describe sounds more a third period hockey game. Hmm, guy like you might be more comfortable in the bleechers!

You should expect a Yankee loss so we can stay up in the division. Wear that Red Sox hat. To hell with fitting in. Drink as much as youwant (at 5dollars a plastic cup of bud, well, you do the math) And don't chant'Yankees Suck". First of all; they don't, and secondly it's a stupid cheer (so says even the guy who started it) and thirdly...it's an away game!;)

Never been to a game at the Stadium. Again: hockey: any open sink without a line is a good quality urinal. Baseball: crouch out during their ups... (but remember, you'll miss the triple play if you do...Better to hold it- or bring a rubber band)

Pointers: keep an eye on the count: if you don't know what's going on and you interupt the view during a 3-2 count for example you will be the goat of your section for the rest of the day, initiate relevant baseball conversation (does Soreano have two balls on him?? and the like), don't 'ooh' if everbody else is 'ahh'ing, don't block the view of those punks behind you (you'll get pelted with peanut shells later if you do), address the flag appropriately (hats off etc), remember what it's all about during the 7th inning stretch. And above all: enjoy the game!!
just get drunkDougSloan
Jun 6, 2002 12:37 PM
Baseball games are much better when drunk. Beside, if you are drunk, none of the other concerns you mentioned will matter. Oh, and it's much cheaper if you start drinking at home.

Make a drinking game out of it. Maybe a beer for every walk or base hit, something like that.

Doug
you can expect to be really bored...drink lots of beer (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 6, 2002 12:43 PM
Baseball game? You might want to bring....empacher6seat
Jun 6, 2002 4:38 PM
something to entertain yourself with.
Keep scoremickey-mac
Jun 6, 2002 10:10 PM
Most teams include a scorebook in the game program. Bring a pen and keep score. There's no better way to keep stay involved every in each and every pitch of a game. Just as importantly, you're sure to make friends with those nutty fans around you who don't remember whether that double-play in the 4th inning went 6-4-3 or 7-4-3. However, if you follow my advice, be sure to wear the scorekeeper's uniform: team hat and jersey, with a pair of thick eyeglasses, and a transistor radio tuned to the game with one of those old-fashioned earpieces in your ear. You'll also want to skip beer because it may interfere with your scorekeeping. Of course, you won't be able to use the restroom because you might not be back in your seat in time to score the first pitch of the half-inning. Have fun, and don't forget that the infield fly rule applies only with runners on first and second or first, second, and third with no outs or one out.
Great suggestions and advice from all.Sintesi
Jun 7, 2002 11:18 AM
My friends and i will proceed to the Subway bar immediately after work and soak up enough booze to float a battleship. i will then go to the Yankee stadium and sit down in my seat and play Nintendo Gameboy (tetris) in a semi-comatose state. Should anyone score, I will try to to keep track of it.

actually I'm pretty siked. Should be fun, we're not going to try and get too stupid.
Sorry to take another hack at baseball, but...empacher6seat
Jun 7, 2002 11:34 AM
there are cheaper sleep aid medications that can get the job done almost as well as a baseball game. :)

Just kidding... I shouldn't be saying that stuff, I played for 10 years! Bring lots of beer money and shout obsenities to a player who isn't playing on either team!
baseball jokeDougSloan
Jun 7, 2002 11:56 AM
Two elderly ladies go to a baseball game. They take with them a bottle of whiskey, of which they liberally partake while watching the game. With much of the game to go, the find they are almost out of whiskey.

Based upon that information, what inning is it, and how many are on base?

(answer in next post -- don't peek)
rest of joke (read other post first)DougSloan
Jun 7, 2002 11:57 AM
It's the bottom of the fifth, and the bags are loaded.
'nuther jokeStampertje
Jun 7, 2002 4:27 PM
Last summer, the local orchestra decided to play Beethoven's 9th symphony. The weather being very hot, the players worked up quite a sweat, until a neighbor let them use the ventilators in her house. However, the wind from the ventilators was causing the notes to blow all over the place, so they had to tie them down to the note holders. The din from the ventilators was so bad that the bassists decided it didn't matter if they downed a few drinks and got royally drunk. Two of the bassists got so drunk they passed out. One of the violinists, disgusted with the situation, decided to go home but slipped and fell. Thus, it was the bottom of the 9th, the bassists were loaded, the score was tied with two men out, and the fans were roaring when one of the players slid home.
Take the subway. Say "Hi" to John Rocker. (nm)Me Dot Org
Jun 13, 2002 12:01 PM