Notes from a Semi-Regular Tradition

Sunday was my first opportunity to get to the ballpark in 2012, so I grabbed a friend, put on some summery clothes and headed to Sox Park for Jackie Robinson Day!

I’ve seen some great baseball on Jackie Robinson Days past, all of which were pitchers duels (my drug of choice), but with a Rick Porcello v. Chris Sale matchup looming, I wasn’t expecting much.  The pair would end up surprising me, but that wasn’t all:

  • This was the FIRST April baseball game in Chicago I have ever attended where a hat, gloves and scarf were not needed. No joke. I was in a t-shirt. Sweating at times.
  • Miggy can play D. I hung two stars on my scorecard for him, including a barehanded grab-and-throw that nailed a speedy Alexei Ramirez at first.
  • I understand the importance of Jackie Robinson Day and all, but is it necessary that EVERY player and EVERY coach wears the same number 42? It is a scorecard junkie’s worst nightmare! Every time I looked up I had no idea who was doing what.
  • And those ugly throwback ’72 Sunday home game red-pinstriped White Sox unis didn’t last past the 70s for a reason. They are HIDEOUS. Throw them out! Along with Alex Rios!
  • It was a day game. Sure it was a bit overcast, but there was sunlight. Plenty of it. But that didn’t stop the White Sox personnel from turning ALL the stadium lights on like it was a night game! There was WAAAAY too much light. WASTED light! I know ‘Merica is a nation of excess, but good grief.
  • Despite the new uniform, Prince Fielder is still fat.

Hate me ‘cuz I take tedious notes, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right!

Peace,

Jeff

4 Comments

Jeff-glad you had a nice day at the ballpark. I was watching the game from home, but nothing beats being there in person. Porcello pitched a nice game, and he needs to do that, especially because the Tigers have so much trouble winning there. I can see how all the ’42′ jerseys can make you go made trying to keep score!
–Mike

Mike, they could keep the numbers if they allow their names on the back, but nooooo. Doesn’t King Bud realize Jackie would not want so much confusion on the field?

Score card! I think it is more awesome for the notes. I have not kept score at a game since I was a teen but seeing that brings back a lot of baseball warm fuzzies. Sounds like your semi regular tradition is a great one and I’m glad you got such a nice day in at the ballpark.
– Kristen

Kristen, any day I can get to the ballpark is a good day. I love score keeping. It calms me.

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