As most of you probably known I'm Brazillian. In Brazil, baseball is not a very popular sport but I always felt like going to a real baseball game one day. Last Saturday I was finally able to accomplish this dream. I went to a real baseball stadium! Dodgers VS Atlanta Braves!!!
Me, my girlfriend and some of her friends decided to get a seat in the "All you can eat" area of the stadium. So I got in line and decided to get me some food. I felt that since I could eat all for free, I should get 2 hot dogs instead of one. I asked the lady on the stand to give me one more. She gave me one more but she gave me a "go f * yourself " look too. Here was the beginning of my baseball experience.
I was upset and a bit scared from the hot dog lady but what a hell...I was there to have fun and wasn't going to give up on my first baseball game because of an angry and bitter lady. Me and my girlfriend went upstairs to meet up with her friends and have a blast watching the baseball game. I was very excited!!! Hooray Dodgers!!!
As soon as we go upstairs, we spotted two large man fighting over a seat. The one on the left kept pointing at the man on the right. He started yelling at him: "Get out of my seat, you fat *hole!"
Suddenly, they started fighting. Kids were crying and their parents were horrified. People yelled: " There are children here!" We could see the blood from their mouths being spilled over people's hot dogs. That was shocking but hey....It wasn't a little fight that would make me give up of my baseball experience.
The little kids recomposed themselves but now, instead of crying the were yelling like hell in my ears. They sang the hole Dodgers anthem in high pitch voice right close to my ears.
The game started and I was excited at first. But since I didn't knew the rules and since the game was so long.... after 3 hours of seating I started feeling a pain in my butt.
After one more hour of seating I decided to seat in some pop corns, peanuts and hot dogs so I wouldn't feel the burn in my butt cheeks. The Dodgers started to loose the game. People were starting to get frustrated and started to leave the stadium. I was frustrated too ...but I have to confess, I was happy to leave.
Even though it was boring it was a great experience I should say. I regret not knowing the baseball rules though. I was probably bored during the entire game because I'm an ignorant foreigner that don't know anything about sports in America. I'll try to get better in learning more about those rules next time. However, I have to say that I really miss soccer....and I'm so glad World Cup is here!!!