Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Learn To Love Baseball



Today was a first for me, I went to my first Major League Baseball game, Toronto Blue Jays played Atlanta. I'm not going to say who won, but twenty thousand people or so went home unhappy.

Like any large event, it was really interesting. I love watching the people and how the people react to the stimulus of being and sharing an experience with all of those people. What are it extra special for me was that my family were all there and watching the grandkids enjoying being there was wonderful.

I find that due to some flaw in my mental makeup, I am unable to enjoy something as simple as a baseball game. Part of the reason is that the constant buzz of a large crowd makes it difficult for me to concentrate. Whether it is the tinnitus or just that I am losing some of my hearing, it is a challenging process. I am also very cheap. I don't mind spending money, but I have trouble understanding why a beer is $12.25 and a small bag of peanuts is $6.00. I know that is the going price, but they aren't going to get it from me. 

Money is just paper and a way of keeping track of where you are in life and just what and how much you can get. I suppose I can get the things I need to have a good life but the things that I don't need I don't have to spend my money on. It is another flaw in my character which I am on this planet to work on. Not very successfully I might add.

I can watch a baseball game on TV and although I don't get why so many people watch the game, I can watch most of it. I have no need to pause it while I go to the bathroom or to the store for an hour or so. Even if I never get back to this game there will be another that is virtually the same and I will care just as little about that one as all the rest of them. I am not invested in the game and I never have been. My problem.

I can watch a kids game for a while on the local diamond, but I can easily walk away from it.

While I was watching today I couldn't help but think that I would like the game more if I watched from the comfort of my own home. I could channel surf if I got bored and even if I didn't, if there happened to be a great play, I could rewind and watch it again. 

I know there is something wrong with me, and with any luck that is what I am here to learn. I just hope that I don't have to learn to love baseball.


Sent from my iPadLearn To Love Baseball

Today was a first for me, I went to my first Major League Baseball game, Toronto Blue Jays played Atlanta. I'm not going to say who won, but twenty thousand people or so went home unhappy.

Like any large event, it was really interesting. I love watching the people and how the people react to the stimulus of being and sharing an experience with all of those people. What are it extra special for me was that my family were all there and watching the grandkids enjoying being there was wonderful.

I find that due to some flaw in my mental makeup, I am unable to enjoy something as simple as a baseball game. Part of the reason is that the constant buzz of a large crowd makes it difficult for me to concentrate. Whether it is the tinnitus or just that I am losing some of my hearing, it is a challenging process. I am also very cheap. I don't mind spending money, but I have trouble understanding why a beer is $12.25 and a small bag of peanuts is $6.00. I know that is the going price, but they aren't going to get it from me. 

Money is just paper and a way of keeping track of where you are in life and just what and how much you can get. I suppose I can get the things I need to have a good life but the things that I don't need I don't have to spend my money on. It is another flaw in my character which I am on this planet to work on. Not very successfully I might add.

I can watch a baseball game on TV and although I don't get why so many people watch the game, I can watch most of it. I have no need to pause it while I go to the bathroom or to the store for an hour or so. Even if I never get back to this game there will be another that is virtually the same and I will care just as little about that one as all the rest of them. I am not invested in the game and I never have been. My problem.

I can watch a kids game for a while on the local diamond, but I can easily walk away from it.

While I was watching today I couldn't help but think that I would like the game more if I watched from the comfort of my own home. I could channel surf if I got bored and even if I didn't, if there happened to be a great play, I could rewind and watch it again. 

I know there is something wrong with me, and with any luck that is what I am here to learn. I just hope that I don't have to learn to love baseball.


Sent from my iPad

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