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How to Have Fun Watching a Baseball Game
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
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.
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
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.