Well, I've never been to a baseball game before. Nope. All these years living in the US. A few years back, a friend (thanks Tom J!) had sat me down and explained the game to me. Everyone says it's like cricket. Well, it involves guys batting and balls being pitched and running. That's about it.
So, what better place to get a Baseball 101 Lesson than at historic Fenway Park? [Dogwood called as we got to the stadium. His wife is from New England. "You lucky SOB!" Sorry! :)] Novice brother Tom did a fantastic job explaining the game to me, and I definitely have a better appreciation for the national sport. [Besides, this might help on the citizenship test, perhaps? :-)]
It's a much slower paced sport. (Well, not as slow as cricket, where a Test Match lasts five days, and the "short version" lasts a full day) Very different from football (that's American Football for those outside the US!) ... not as high energy, and longer. But still, well, fun.
I'm also always struck by how sporting events are such patriotic events. The colors are displayed. The national anthem sung. Tonight, jets from a nearby airforce base did a fly over. Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor from the New England region were honored.
And, yes, this was actually my first time singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame! :)
Oh, the Tampa Bay Devils completley wiped out the Red Sox. 11-0 in the 7th inning (When I left. The rest of the guys wanted to sit out the whole game. So yeah, I'm not a diehard fan. :))