Tuesday, July 31, 2007

the game is just better from here

The atmosphere is only slightly better (more eyecandy), but the actual game is a lot more interesting to watch. When I'm in the cheap(er) seats I usually barely know who is winning.

The tickets were courtesy of a baseball fan who had sworn off the Rangers on the basis of its ownership and their policies (understandable), but suddenly swore them back on when he came into these seats (more than understandable).

Eric Gagne pitched the ninth. This guy is making a good comeback this year (just got traded to the BoSox to pitch the 8th in the playoffs) after being phenomenal for a while with the Dodgers (1 blown save in 2 years), then struggling badly with injury. He has a sick change-up. It worked better back when his fastball was routinely in the upper 90s. But even now when he's throwing mid to low 90s, it is simply amazing to watch close up. I swung my head around to look at the scoreboard mph readout after one particularly nasty one: 68! Unhittable.

1 comment:

Gleemonex said...

Oh man, do I hate Gagne ... for obvious reasons (Yanks fan). ;-)