Saturday, August 22, 2009

And then we're going to the baseball game

On a more upbeat note ...

Remember Bill Cosby's Special Class routine from his album, Wonderfulness? It's the one about being jealous of the kids in special class because they were always going on field trips. You know:

We're going to the zoo today! And then we're going to the baseball game and then to Hong Kong and Tokyo, and we're going to a lot of places. Yep, yep, yep.

I was thinking about that this morning because Rachael and I are going to a Mariners game Monday night at Safeco Field. It's our first time in the two years we've been in Seattle, actually our first time to any major sporting event in the ten years we've been together.

Neither of us are big sports fans.

But we're going to the baseball game because it's a new experience and because we have free tickets. Yay, Kirk!

We're making it an all-day activity, too. Lunch someplace downtown. A few beers at Pike Place Brewery, where we haven't been in months. Some poking around at Pike Place Market. Maybe an hour or two at Seattle Art Museum and then a leisurely stroll down First Avenue to the game.

Dinner will be beer and hot dogs. Maybe we'll get lucky and catch a foul ball.

Baseball is the game with foul balls, isn't it? Nine players to a team, nine innings, three strikes and the batter is out. Or is it three bats and the striker is out?

Whatever it is, we're going to the baseball game. And then maybe we'll go to Hong Kong or Toyko. One thing is certain. We're going to go lots of places and we're going to have a good time. Yep, yep, yep.