One of my favorite summer time activities is to go to a local ball game. We are fortunate to have The Brockton Rox only 10 minutes away and Dale and I try to go as often as we can. You can see that there aren’t a lot of people in the stands. I’m truly surprised that more people don’t go to these games.
The baseball itself isn’t spectacular but it’s entertaining and there are usually a few good plays in every game. Plus there are all kinds of crazy things happening between innings. Samurai wrestlers. T-shirt give aways. Launch a ball. The Rox’s slogan is Fun is Good and they certainly do it up right.
Here’s Dale, eating some chicken tenders – we both really like the chicken at the Rox games. Here’s what we don’t both like – sitting behind the net at home plate. Dale prefers these seats because he is paranoid about getting hit by a foul ball. I like to watch a ball game without the filter of a net and I’d rather take my chances. I finally had him convinced that we could try sitting closer to 3rd base at our next game and then we saw a guy get nailed in the face at this last game. There was blood everywhere and it looked like he broke his nose. I guess we’ll be sitting behind the net from now on.
But that’s okay. Because (even from behind the net) there’s nothing better on a hot summer night than baseball in a beautiful stadium, with reasonably priced tickets, good food and cheap beer. You can’t ask for more than that, really.