Thursday, April 10, 2008


  • Cincy was a good time. The Garfield Suites are nice pseudo-apartments, suiteable for drinking/sleeping/watching the Cavs play like shit on national TV.

  • Spoon . . . well, I was disappointed. I mean, it was a great show, but my expectations were certainly elevated from the last time I saw them. I thought that show featured a much more high-energy crowd (albeit smaller) and performance. I love the new album and it seems based on crowd reaction/sing-alongingness that it has garnered them some new fans. That fact plus a less than fast, but nevertheless, delicious dinner conspired to cause us to arrive somewhat late to the festivities. By the time we got there the crowd was substational and we had to stand in the back of an abnormally long venue. Oh well.

  • We caught a Reds game on Saturday afternoon. I had to agree with Alan that the Great American Ballpark looked like a fancy minor league park. Is it possible for a major league park to look chintzy? I report; you decide. They had this monstrous thing beyond centerfield that looked like a steamship. It's available for all your group outings.

  • My hair looks funking spectacular today, fyi.

  • I got sunburned at the game. It was only about 60 degrees, so I had a long-sleeve shirt on. Right now one side of my face and the backs of my hands are red. It's like I'm wearing a fancy pair of carcinogenic weightlifting gloves.

  • Sometimes drinking tea makes me feel like I'm going to barf. Like right now.

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Blogger Teacher Lady said...

Is it the McMansion of MLB parks? I've only been to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, give a girl a frame of reference.
On the topic, what other stadiums have you seen games?

10:11 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really funny--last night tea really did make me barf!

6:40 PM

Blogger roger said...

TL: Essentially, yes. The one time I was in St. Louis, the Cardinals weren't there, so I can't compare directly, but here's where I've been . . .

Cleveland Municipal Stadium - pretty decent for baseball (since it was usually empty and you could sit where you wanted), not so much football (one endzone was a good 50 yards from the first row of stands). Unfortunately, you had a good chance of getting stuck behind a pole and not seeing any of the game at all.

Riverfront (old Cincy)/Three Rivers(old Pittsburgh )/pretty much any place built in the '70s: Complete holes. Functional, but no charm whatsoever.

PNC Park (current Pittsburgh): I really like it. Sits on one of the rivers and has a sweet view of Pittsburgh's skyline. Seats about 38,000, so it has a pretty intimate feel.

Progressive Field (current Indians): da bomb!

Ky: Really? Ugh. I think I need to super water it down. I fear my morning tea now.

7:25 AM

Blogger Joe said...

The Reds actually have tanning lights installed in the stands to give thier fans sunburn. That's where the team name comes from.

Sorry to hear about the Spoon show not living up to expectations.

8:06 AM


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