New Season

As the English football season heads towards its climax, hopefully with Norwich City being promoted, another season starts. Easter Sunday sees the start of the baseball season here in the US. I know that many in the UK see this sport as a version of rounders; a game played by young kids. This is a horribly short-sighted way of looking at a game whose roots run deep in the American psyche and offers a thrilling spectacle.

I live with two of the thirty major league teams at about the same distance. The Oakland As are 43 miles from my home and the SF Giants are 41 miles. Despite the slight advantage in distance, the As stadium is an easier drive and they share colours with my beloved Norwich City, so I support the Oakland As.

I went to see them play four times last year; three defeats and a walk off home run with two men out at the bottom of the ninth as the only victory. Despite that evidence, I am excited for the new season and have a ticket for their first game of the season; Monday evening against the Seattle Mariners


Published in: on 4 April, 2010 at 8:47  Leave a Comment  

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