I am an Introvert with a Capital “I”. Which means I don’t mind at all doing things by myself. In fact, I often feel more at peace that way. So when my husband was going to be out of town on a weeknight when the Nats were playing at home, I decided to go to the baseball game by myself.
I took clothing to change into (as I knew it was going to be a chilly evening) and left work in time to make it to the ballpark well before the first pitch. About a half mile from work, I realized that I had left my parking pass on the printer. Ooops. Turn around, go back, run inside, grab piece of paper, start out again. Fortunately, I made it, parked and was inside the stadium with about 20 minutes to spare.
I’ve wanted a Nationals cap for a long time so I stopped on my way to my seat to purchase one. I briefly contemplated buying something to eat but had a large lunch and decided to hold off. Five minutes before the first pitch, I was sitting here:
This was the first time I had been to a Nats game on a weeknight. The stadium wasn’t nearly as crowded as weekend games and was FULL of St. Louis Cardinals fans. In fact, I think almost everyone in the two rows in front of me were for the Cards. The game started out rough for the Nats but by the 5th inning, the teams were tied up. I was glad I had dressed warmly as it was in the high 50s and breezy that night.
Baseball games are very calming to me. I find the pace of the game, the beauty of a great catch or throw, the power of the ball coming off the bat – they all make me relax. And baseball fans are a passionate yet laid back bunch. Whenever I am at a park, it is as if everything I’ve been worrying about just melts away for a while.
By the end of the 7th inning, I decided to head off in search of the Women’s Boutique in the park because I also wanted a jersey. After I found the jersey, I walked around and stood out looking from center field to watch the rest of the game (Sadly, the Nats lost 7 – 5). A peaceful evening well spent.
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
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