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I Was There July 25, 2017

Filed under: Baseball,Family,Family history — Janet @ 4:04 pm

The Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox last night 4 to 0.  I was there right behind home plate, high in the stands.  But I didn’t have to watch the game at all – I could just stare at the big screen – all the action was there including scene after scene of antics by the fans.  Razz-Ama-Tazz and Hoopla galore and occasional fireworks kept us on our toes.  But where was the old fashioned simple beauty of the game itself?  And the hot dog and pop corn sellers of former days.  I’m not sure I fully appreciated the 2017 version of the baseball game experience.  Take me back to Fenway Park in the 1940’s – now there was how I like to think of a family outing to a baseball game.


But never mind my grumbles – the 2017 outing was good – surrounded by good humored friends and a lovely summer’s evening  And MY TEAM won!  Oops – I got mixed up.   My team should now no longer be the Red Sox and I should be pleased that the Mariners won.  Yes, the Mariners won.  MY TEAM for 2017.


3 Responses to “I Was There”

  1. emperorp Says:

    “Razz-Ama-Tazz and Hoopla galore” I love your description. Your post really evokes the sense of how time and place, history, memory and allegiance can sometimes rub up against current experiences. Not necessarily unpleasantly but noticeably out of sync. Nice photo (and not a bad seat) behind home plate.

  2. GP Cox Says:

    I might have moved to Florida 47 years ago – but the RED SOX are still MY team. It’ll be a very cold day before I root for the Dolphins – talk about fair-weather fans down there!! UGH. I sort of made Tampa Bay my second team – that is until they started to trade everyone away like Warren Sapp and Jon – the coach no less!! That’s when I walked.

  3. Amy Says:

    So I hope you’re still a Sox fan and haven’t become a Mariners fan. Nothing like Fenway!

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