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How to Have Fun Watching a Baseball Game

Updated on April 5, 2014
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Wrigley Field in Chicago
Wrigley Field in Chicago | Source
Night Game View from a Rooftop Across the Street from Wrigley Field
Night Game View from a Rooftop Across the Street from Wrigley Field | Source
Wrigley Field in Chicago
Wrigley Field in Chicago | Source
Tarp on Wrigley Field in Chicago
Tarp on Wrigley Field in Chicago | Source

In the United States, the National Football League is the king of sports. Baseball is second even though it is considered the national pastime. I believe one of the reasons that it the case is because there is so much more constant action in an NFL game. However, watching a baseball game in person can be a lot of fun.

Going to a Major League Baseball Game

At work or in my garage at home, I love to listen to baseball on the radio, but nothing is better than actually going to a game. Watching baseball on television does not even come close to watching it in person. If you are dead set on where you want to sit, go through the team’s website to purchase tickets, but if you want to get cheap baseball tickets look for them on Stub Hub. You can normally get a pretty good deal especially if you are ordering several tickets.

Best and Worst Baseball Statdiums

Wrigley Field Bucket List

Stadium Atmosphere

On a beautiful spring or summer day, there is not much that is better than going to watch a baseball game. Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston, are two of best stadiums to watch a baseball game in. Both stadiums are very old and have a lot of character that newer stadiums do not have. Even if you do not like baseball or the Cubs, Wrigley Field is a place that everyone should go to. The atmosphere is friendly and party like. The beautiful backdrop of the downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan off in the distance makes this an amazing place. Also, if you ever have a chance to sit on the roof tops across the street from Wrigley, I urge you to do it. The view into the stadium is very good and they offer all you can eat buffets and drinks as part of the ticket price. If you are planning to visit Wrigley Field, I would advise taking public transportation because Wrigley Field itself have very little parking available.

Stadium Food

One great way to have fun watching baseball is to enjoy the food at the stadium. You can choose to walk to the nearest food stand or wait for a vendor to come walking around with the type of food that you want. Most of the time the food stands have a wider variety of choices.

Go With Friends

Watching a baseball game with friends is always a lot more fun. My wife and I took our kids along with one of her brother and one of her girlfriends and we made a day of it. We took the train into downtown Chicago from the suburbs and then took the famous “L” train in Chicago to Wrigley Field. It was a very memorable and fun day. My kids really enjoyed going. It is more fun when you have people to talk to that you know and enjoy the game together.

Instructions for Keeping Score

Keep Score

Another way to have fun at a baseball game is to purchase a score book for baseball or buy a program at the stadium, which will have scoring sheets in them. I used to love to do this when I was growing up watching baseball on TV. It helps to keep you in the game and remember what each batter did the last time up. This is also a great way to occupy kids and keep them busy.

Kane County Cougars Dance Competition Between Innings

Going to a Minor League Baseball Game

Minor league baseball games are more fun for the average fan and especially for kids. They usually have some kind of entertainment between every inning and often have fire works after some of their games. They do a great job of keeping kids involved. The other great thing about minor league baseball games is that they are a lot cheaper to attend if you have a family.

Watching a baseball game in person is a lot more fun than watching it on television. The atmosphere in and around the stadium makes it worth the trip. It is especially fun when you go with a friend who enjoys going too. If you wish to save money, go to your local minor league park and watch a game there for a reasonable price.


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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great tips Eric for all those baseball fans out there. Voted up for useful!

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      BeyondGS 5 years ago from Ohio

      I agree, going to a game is like nothing else. Once I get people to see how fun it is to go to a game, they appreciate it more. I only wish baseball season wasn't over now. Great hub!

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      Andy Little 5 years ago from Richardson, TX

      For my money there is nothing better than spending a summer evening at the ballpark. Great post!

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      Frank Slovenec 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Like it..however in a baseball game for those who understand the game there is much more action than football. In football a play last 6 to 10 seconds then they walk around for 35 to 60 seconds. In baseball the pitcher is pitching all the time and this action creates the high interest. Watch the last inning of the World Series if that was not non-stop action not sure what is..the no hitter the pitchers dual leading to a 2 to 1 win are the most exciting games. Baseball draws more fans keeping interest in a longer season because it is the most interesting and exciting game. I happy the Giants won..sad that the season is over until the first week in April or spring training in February when the pitchers and catchers report... good hub..listening to baseball on the radio is the best!