April 2, 2013

It's BASEBALL Season!

aka the most wonderful time of the year. 

Andrea said it best when she said, "Baseball gives me a reason to hold grudges against people I don't even know." Amen. Phillies fans? UGH. You're wearing a Yankee hat at a baseball game that the Yankees aren't playing at? GO HOME. 

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It has been a loooooooong winter. Heck, it 's still winter. That little April Fool's joke Mother Nature played yesterday was no joke. It is 45 degrees today. It looks like next week is finally supposed to get a little warmer, but if I've learned one thing in my 3 months of living in the District of Columbia, it's that the weather predictions here are so unbelievably wrong all the time that no one pays attention to them. 

Anyway, let's talk about what's really important today. BASEBALL. I am, and will always be, a Mets fan. It isn't always easy but hey, we're actually not projected to be last this year and given our 11-2 win over the Padres last night, I'm going to go ahead and say that we most definitely won't finish dead last. We won't make the Playoffs, but hey miracles happen. 

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This Baseball Season, I'll be spending the majority of my time at Nationals games. While The Pilot seems to be all about jumping on the #Natitude bandwagon (he's already bought 2 jerseys), I'm not so sold. First of all, the Nationals are a serious contender for this year's Fall Classic, which is awesome to get behind and I probably could get excited to root for the Nationals...except for one small thing.

I hate their star player. 2012 NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper is just a little too much of a rookie for me. Blowing kisses as you're rounding 3rd? Slamming bats against walls (and saying that you'll probably do it again)? He's a 20-year-old punk kid with a half-a-million dollar paycheck and a bad attitude. Kids needs to grow up. 

On the other hand...they do have Davey Johnson, who led the Mets to their last World Series Win...4 months before I was born. 

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Either way, it will be fun to actually watch a play off contender through the season...but Mr. Harper needs an attitude readjustment first. 

Now, for those of you who have been reading my blog from the beginning, you'll know that I've been on a quest to visit every Major League baseball stadium. What started as part of my 25 before 25 list, has turned into...Can I do it by the end of this season? So, we're making that goal yet again. Sunday morning, CBS ranked their top 5 baseball stadiums in the country so I thought it would be fun to compare their list to mine.

I'm sure my brother-in-law would argue that I'm biased toward CitiField and hey, maybe I am, but CBS has it pretty up there too because you know what, it's just a beautiful ball park.

*Sigh*
So, there you have it. The quest continues. 18 ballparks down, 12 to go. And since we all love lists, here's where I'm hoping to head this season:
  1. Cleveland - Indians - Progressive Field
  2. Detroit - Tigers - Comerica Park
  3. Minneapolis - Twins - Target Field
  4. Anaheim - Angels - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  5. Oakland - As - O.co. Coliseum
  6. Seattle - Mariners - Safeco Field
  7. St. Louis - Cardinals - Busch Stadium
  8. Miami - Marlins - Marlins Park
  9. Phoenix - Diamondbacks - Chase Field
  10. Denver - Rockies - Coors Field
  11. LA - Dodgers - Dodger Stadium 
  12. San Diego - Padres - Petco Park
Wish me luck! Happy Baseball Season! Go to as many games as possible and please, don't be that guy who wears your team's gear when your team isn't playing. No one likes that guy. 

Who's your team? 
Do you think the Nationals have what it takes to go all the way?

4 comments:

  1. We are trying to hit all the stadiums too :) Target Field is in my top 5, especially since it's 5 minutes from my house. The food there is amazing. We are headed to Wrigley for our first time next weekend. Fenway Park is my number one though and always will be.

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  2. The hands-down best part of Nats games are the giant margaritas. We're totally going. Also, agree on Phillies fans -- WORST.

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  3. Woooo Angels! <3 Go Halos! :)

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  4. YEAHHHH BASEBALLL!!!! :-D Also YAYYYYY CLEVELAND :-D I hope you like the stadium!! It's not nearly as cool as PNC Park (which I also love) or Busch Stadium (which is my favorite so far), but I think it's pretty good and has awesome seating almost anywhere. Too bad you can't come out to San Diego at the end of April when I go there, too!! I will let you know how it is :)

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