It was a cool breezy Thursday afternoon that started it. Finally it was happening, my first ever Dodger game. The only ball parks I have been to were for the Angels and other minor league teams. Being in LA I can feel the heat of all the amped fans. It's a week from opening weekend and the excitement fills everyone's faces.
Getting to our seats was the longest journey ever, but that might've been my excitement in being their. A lot of stairs were climbed though! If only I knew the stadium better.
Luckily I had a guide with me that loved the Dodgers. He even wore a dodger jersey. I felt safe in case something happened. I only say this because my favorite team was playing the Dodgers. My team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It's always a good match up when the neighboring teams play against each other.
I was told by this wonderful guy that in order to fully enjoy the baseball game you had to have a Dodger Dog and beer. Two things that I don't normally like at games. BUT I witnessed them and it was good enough for me. The Dodger dog was mildly disappointing though. It was the longest, skinniest hot dog that barely stayed on the bun. And it was somewhere around 5$ to eat. Baseball prices are funny. They are worse than the movie theaters.
The game started out great for the Dodgers. Every time an Angel did something good the whole entire stadium that was pretty full would boo. like this "BOOOOO BOOOO BOOOO BOOOO ANGELS" It was a bit terrifying to say the least. Over in Anaheim people just cheer for their Angels and nothing else. Fans over their don't care about the booing. Actually, correction it's "frowned" upon to boo. I remember this because once I went to a game there when they played the Oakland A's and I was told not to boo because the guy might hear me. I was pretty close to the wall of the outfield. I really just wanted to lean over and boo the guy for fun, but fear I might get kicked out of my seat was definitely an option.
Anyway I kept telling my friend that the Angels will come back, you just got to give them time to get warmed up. It's no use trying to expect them to immediately start winning. It's not their style. By around inning 4-5 is when a run will get scored, which happened! And by inning 8 four runs got in under the Dodger's noses. I had no idea how that happened but it was an awesome win for the Angels.
The stadium was so hot and fury by then, even though it was freezing outside! To save the craziness we left an inning early because we were confident that game was over. The Dodgers, bless their souls did try to come back but only managed one more run before loosing to their hometown rivals.