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Picture of the day

Filed under : Baseball
On April 4, 2008
At 2:45 pm
Comments : 10

I don’t know what Kosher sports are but I’m intrigued. Not enough to go see the Nationals, however. This is my friend, IrishCardinal and her sister, IrishCardinal’s sister. They took this just for me in appreciation of the Hamantaschen sent with the return address of D. Jeter/A. Rodriguez. And the post-it note saying hi from Mr. Steinbrenner. Who knew those guys had time to bake Hamantaschen as well?

Anyway, this is all to say that I am beyond thrilled that baseball season has finally begun and even without Uncle Joe on the bench, I did cry on Opening Day. The second, less rainy Opening Day. Well, I cried on the first one but it was for other reasons.

Happy baseball season, everyone!

Frank Sinatra – New York, New York (Live)


10 Comments for this post

  1. Alex says:

    Aw, Becca, would you come see the Nats if I buy the kosher dogs? It’s kind of interesting: the pitchers actually have to bat! They don’t do that in the Bronx.

    Also, I’m really excited to see the new ballpark–and powerfully jealous that evidently the IrishCardinals have been there already. Irish, how’d you manage that? Are you from around DC?

  2. KP says:

    Go Yanks!

    Joba Rules!

    Donna Martin Graduates!

    (did I miss anything?)

  3. Becca says:

    Well, if they’re expensive as they are at Yankee Stadium, you may live to regret that offer, Alex.

    In case Irish doesn’t comment, she’s actually in North Carolina but was visiting her sister in DC. They also went to O’s Opening Day. I don’t know how they scored those tickets, though.

    KP, I don’t know who Donna Martin is but congrats to her!

  4. KP says:

    You never watched Beverly Hills 90210?

    Donna Martin was the character played by Tori Spelling. Her classmates rallied for her when she was going to be kept from graduation for getting drunk at the senior prom.
    They all chanted “Donna Martin Graduates!”.

    It would have been funnier if you had seen it, but there you have it.

  5. Alex says:

    Becca, O’s tickets are a lot easier to get since the O’s have won like 23 games total in the last 4 seasons. For the last couple of years, they’ve been giving away upper-deck seats if you buy a Value Meal at Wendy’s.

    But this year they’re dedicating themselves to rebuilding. Of course, they’ve been rebuilding every year since Cal retired, and most years since ’83.

    Basically, you can get O’s tickets now if you promise to send Peter Angelos a Christmas card. It’s still a beautiful stadium, though.

    As for kosher dogs at Nationals Park, I don’t care what they cost if you’ll come see a game there with me.

    At least, I think I don’t. Just how much is a kosher dog at Yankee Stadium? ‘Cause, I swear, sometimes I thin NYC should have its own currency!

    P.S. I’m relieved I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know who Donna Martin was.

  6. KP says:

    KP = Queen of Useless Information

  7. Becca says:

    OK, so here’s the deal. I like the O’s. I have to, they make you when you live in Baltimore and they don’t turn it off when you leave. I lived near Memorial Stadium. I was there when Camden Yards opened. I enjoyed living in a town where everyone liked the same team. I had an Orioles hat. I still have an Orioles hat.

    I cannot like the Nationals. I don’t care what Peter Angelos did, I still love the Orioles. It’s two cities but it’s one region and it had one team (football is different!). So, if you would like to buy me a hot dog at an O’s game, I would be proud and happy to claim it. I would even wear my hat. But that’s it.

    Hot dogs at Yankee Stadium, both Kosher and not, are $4.50. Or at least they were last season. But you can’t eat just one! And then you need a soda and a pretzel and a new mortgage.

    And no, of course I didn’t watch that show, are you crazee? I did watch Dynasty but, yanno, I was eight.

  8. Alex says:

    Oh, I’d buy you a hot dog at Camden Yards.

    But I do now appreciate that I’m different from you in this respect: I don’t have to be a fan to want to go to the ballpark. Any ballpark. If I were there and I had the leisure, I’d go see, I don’t know, the Marlins at the Reds, just because I’ve never seen a game in Cincinnati.

    Vive la difference, I guess. But when I do get to Nationals Park, I’ll be eating your hot dogs. Also drinking your beer.

  9. Arjewtino says:

    I’m going to the game tonight so I’ll be sure to run down that stand.

  10. Becca says:

    Alex, I’ve had this conversation with IrishCardinal herself but the fact is, I don’t love baseball as much as I love the Yankees. I do love tennis, though, and can watch any quality player play anywhere, any day. But baseball is about rivalries and such and you can’t really love your team, I would argue, if you don’t hate a few others.

    And the O’s are in first place! And are averaging 10k attendance. I like those odds!

    Also, I don’t drink beer at the ballpark but get an extra large water for me!

    Arj, see the newest post. I hope your hot dogs came with as much sexy talk as mine! Well, you’re a guy, so maybe not.

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