My guess is that everyone here enjoys attending ball games in person (altough I havent done that in over a year- sept. 29th, 2004 if memory serves me correctly- and it could be a while before I do it again). But I'm sure that there is at least one thing we don't like about going to a stadium to watch a game.
For me the one thing I hate, is those people who bring a book to the game and they read all trough the 9 innings, glancing at the field from time to time.
That drive me up the walls. The people who do that, let's steer clear of the political corectness, shall we?, are woman 99% of the time, accompanying (SP?) a male friend of some sort. And they read. I absolutely cannot understand the reasonnning behind this. You don't want to be there, you don't care about baseball, you don't have to. Stay home. Obviously you don't have an open mind, there's a 0% chance you'll discover how great a sport it is, what's the point of coming in the first place? And if you're doing that as a favor to a male friend, we'll I don't know if calling that an half-assed favor is quite enough.
And, philosophically speaking, I just don't understand how that can be acceptable. Take this from the other standpoint. A guy, accepts to go the a play with his lady friend, and brings a portable radio to listen to the game. He would probably have stuff thrown his way by the rest of the crowd (and be in the dog house for decades to come). That would be deemed unnacceptable, and I would tend to agree. But more than anything, that would be just another proof of how little progress men have made since the bronze age, how unreffined we are, how incapable we are of making an effort to open up our minds to new things, etc. Yet, when a woman does something in every way similar, it isn't that bad. After all, it's just sport. It's nothing serious. It's just grown man chasing a ball, a puck or what have you. Well, what exactly is theatre besides grown man and woman putting on whigs, makeup and prentending they're people they are not? I don't get that. Then again, one could say that what I don't understand about life could fill a pretty big warehouse.
Were talking a warehouse the size of Siberia.
Anyway, every time I see someone doing that, I always hope that the lady gets beaned in the head by a foul-ball, Drew Barrymore in Fever Pitch style. I know it's not right, but I do anyway.
What about you guys? What don't you like about attending baseball games. there has to be something.