Discussion in 'Mouse on the Move' started by Beccaberry, Aug 10, 2010.
...to the ballgame
wow, something I've ALWAYS wanted to do
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack! I don't care if I never get back, cause it's root, root, root for the home team, if they don't win it's a shame!
So did they?
Cool! Dont understand the game but doesn't mean I don't want to be there!
It's a pretty clean game. There are technical aspects, but for the most part anyone can watch and understand the gist of what is going on.
The batter stands in the batter box (which contains home plate) and swings at the ball the pitcher sends his way. Three full strikes (technical aspects enter here, not a full swing unless the batter breaks his wrist) and he's out. A batter can be walked too... If the pitcher doesn't get the ball directly over home base and the batter doesn't swing, that's a "ball" (and not a strike). Four balls and he walks to first base...
Running the bases without being tagged or thrown out will result in a home run, which is the entire point, eh? (And how the game is scored).
Fast moving usually.
Pitchers stance, and beauty of movement on the field is a bit of the finesse of the game. He no longer pitches for the Yankees but El Duque is a BEAUTIFUL pitcher on the mound. He looks like a ballet dancer...
At any rate, more than you cared to know eh?
OOOOOH! The MOST important bit?? Having a hot dog and a beer!
Have you had a chance to see the highlights from last nights Cardinals/Reds game? You might want to change this statement.
Clean in the sense that it's not gridiron football... (In terms of if this, then that, and all that jazz).
There are very technical aspects, but nothing like some other team sports.
They did, they did!!
The hot dog and beer(s) were especially good last night and the weather...well it was just damn near perfect. Mid 70's with a soft, steady breeze. The new stadium is truly a thing of beauty!! We enjoyed ourselves so much, we're going back tonight!! LOL!
This reminds me of the movie "Blast From the Past" with Brendon Fraiser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek. Here is the basic plot:
So during the movie there is a scene where the father tries to teach his son about baseball:
Adam, Age 11: What's baseball?
Calvin: It's a game, son. I can explain it pretty easily. See, there's a pitcher...
Adam, Age 11: Oh, like a painting.
Calvin: No, a pitch-er.
Adam, Age 11: Like one of mom's?
Calvin: No. There's a man who throws the ball to a man who has a bat.
Adam, Age 11: Oh! The nocturnal flying mammal?
Pretty funny movie.
LOL. I've not ever seen it! Sounds like it might be fun to watch!
Hey batter batter, hey batter batter swing!
Thanks! I think I got it more or less....
Is there anything like this near WDW?
How bout right on Disney property at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex? During Spring Training which runs from February through April, the Atlanta Braves are at the complex right on property. While there's no fixed schedule of games yet, the 2011 Spring training schedule will be announced at some point and you'd be able to see a ball game right at Disney World!
More info here!
Tom macwave:... for it's one, two, three strikes you're out, at the old, ball, game!)
oooohh but nothing when we will be over there? (07/09/10 - 21/09/10)
Doesn't appear that there is at the ESPN Sports Complex on the property. I'm sure there's other games around. You'd just have to travel some to go see them.
There's some pro games over in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field while you're there. Looks like while you're there the Tampa Bay Rays are playing the NY Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels.
Tom macwave:... hope this helps!)
There is some minor league baseball played in Lakeland which is a quick ride west on I4.
The Official Site of Minor League Baseball | Lakeland Flying Tigers Homepage
There is also another team in Daytona (Daytona Cubs).
Minor league is real ball. I go to Tropicana, but it's the worst stadium for baseball. If it's the only way you can see a Major League game, then fine, but I'd honestly go for minor league in Lakeland before Tropicana.
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