Sure, I would join in the conversation and grossly exaggerate my summer plans, as any child would, but the fact was our family just could not afford the luxuries of a vacation or a trip to the amusement park.
I prefer to watch for emerging patterns, connect dots, weave individual strands into a greater whole. To be at a baseball game is to be outside the confines of time—at least for a while. And, and in the end, the rigors of a game season prove your mettle and that of your team.
It may be your. The answer has several layers, one part being the thrill of the game combined with the absolute uncertainty of the outcome—combined with the memories made while watching the games as a child and those I continue to create as an adult.
Between innings, between batters or pitchers, and even between pitches, baseball leaves us time to contemplate what just occurred, speculate on what might happen next and even share those thoughts with nearby spectators.
Here in mid-January, the two top free agents—Bryce Harper and Manny Machado still have not declared a home for One bad call, the game can totally change. My father had taken me to football games before, so I knew how those worked, and at some point I asked him what quarter it was. It was terrifying.
You sit back down.
Those plays, up to 4 of them, will likely be very exciting, but the tension still cannot go past 4 plays excluding penalties.
But those are once-in-a-lifetime occurrences.