I am failing to add pictures today for several reasons – the main one being that photos taken with a phone from Right Field don’t really show anything. That is, if there was anything to show.
You guessed it – yet another marginal win by the As. Again, if the Baltimore Orioles were even a slightly better team…. George tells me I shouldn’t be so down on the team, but then, he wasn’t at the game watching all the young and not so young players struggling. Again, bad ownership, flashes of brilliance from the new center fielder, and a decent performance by the bullpen. Oh, yes, and error again contributed to the win. It couldn’t have been the fans – the fact that there were UNDER 3500 fans tells you how disillusioned the fan base has become. It also tells you how few people renewed their season tickets… Mostly there were us, the crew around home plate and one of the schools local choirs for the national anthem (and there seemed to be almost a hundred of them).
We had enough drums, extra cowbells, a broken Tamborine, a bin of Red Vines, and friends. That and two families worth of toddlers (two each) kept the energy level up. Somewhere in the middle of the game, the rumor started spreading that tomorrow’s game time was being moved up by a few hours. Now a 1840 start works well for me. Late enough to avoid paying for parking should I drive to BART, early enough to be done at a reasonable time in the evening. Anyway, there is rain predicted for tomorrow. Unlike many other cities, rain outs are not usually a high risk here. But if they can be avoided by starting three + hours early, why not? Well in a city where lots of fans will show it, it might be a problem. Based on today’s experience, there probably isn’t going to be much difference in fan support between 1507 on a Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Please note – the information came from the management apparently posting on social media. Nothing on the score board, no tannoy announcements. An email dropped into my box at 2230 notifying me that game time tomorrow had been changed. And I wonder – does everyone have email? Is there anyone who is going to show up in the evening and be really angry? It might well have been smarter to turn Thursday’s day start into a double header.
Even so, I had to bail in the mid-8th. Something about needing to be at the SFVA tomorrow for an appointment. Actually, I don’t have to be there all that early. But this is the SF Bay. I can leave insanely early, get coffee from Peet’s and have a smooth uneventful drive followed by quiet time hanging out in the car reading, stitching, or listening to an audio book. Or, I can sleep longer and spend an insane amount of time caught in horrible traffic attempting to get across the Bay Bridge while being caught behind drivers whose panic shows that they do not belong behind the wheel of any car.
Current stitching update – left to the end…
More flowers finished in the Barbara Ana Floral Dreams and some fish and birds added to the LongDog