Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

(Don't) Take Me Out to the Ball Game

I had a ticket to last night's Giants-Dodgers game, but I didn't attend.

I had originally started with two tickets that I'd bought from Adrienne Foster. One of my co-workers offered to buy one of them. He intended to give it to his college-age daughter as a present. Yesterday, he told me that his daughter was uneasy about riding up to The City on Caltrain, as she'd never done it before, so he was going to have to go up with her. He talked of buying a standing-room ticket, as the game was nominally sold out (no surprise, especially with the Dodgers in town). I offered to sell him my other ticket. He initially demurred, but then discovered that the SRO tickets were almost as much as my upper-deck ticket.

"But I don't have any cash on me today," he said.

I told him, as I got out my ticket, "That's okay, I know where you work!" (He shares an office with me.) I also helped identify for him which train would be best for him to catch (an express from Redwood City.)

This morning, as he gave me the money for the ticket, he told me everything went well. He was initially uneasy about the seats, thinking they couldn't possibly be any good as they are pretty high up, but was surprised at how good the view is looking right down on home plate.

I'm not heartbroken about missing the game. It saves me on the order of $75 when you factor in the game ticket, Caltrain, and at-game food expenses, and I'm not going to complain about that after having just shelled out almost $950 in vehicle repairs just before the busy convention season. I would have like to have seen it in person, but got to watch it on TV, and the right team won. Now the Giants just need to beat the Dodgers one more time to draw level with them for the lead in the National League west.
Tags: baseball, beat la, work
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