Yesterday, when I got to Shea at 4:20pm, there were already so many fans (because of Merengue Night) that I was still on line at the ticket window when the gates opened 20 minutes later…so I stepped out of line and got back on the #7 train and went home and watched the game on TV and ate a mango and caught up on a week’s worth of e-mails.
It felt great.

Would I have caught a few balls if I’d stayed? Absolutely, but that’s not the point. The point is that I hate big crowds—and I mean HATE. The attendance was 50,273. That’s absurd for Shea. I made the right decision. Baseball is important, but so is sanity.


  1. raider61990@yahoo.com

    Wow, 50,273 people? That is pretty absurd. Thats why I am glad to be a Milwaukee Brewers fan. The attendance is never over 25,000 except for Cubs games, so you can pretty much always get an autograph. Have fun in Cinci

  2. Zack

    I’m jealous of you, raider. Miller Park is the greatest. I was only there for one game back in 2003, and I got 17 balls including two foul tips during the game. That wide aisle right in front of the press box is THE single best spot for foul balls throughout the major leagues. I’m tempted to move to Milwaukee just for this reason.

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