I just can't go to a game this year without a rain delay or extra innings, can I? Here's a little sleep derived stream of consciousness on my third game of the year.
Left field seats are great in the evening, lots of shade.
Never take Marta to a Braves game. I could have parked two cars in the most expensive lot for less than what it cost me to take the train tonight.
Nate McLouth was on the program, not in the game.
My friend and I ripped on Jeff Francoeur mercilessly before the game and then he made us look stupid with a double, single and RBI in this first three at-bats.
I like watching Derek Lowe pitch.
Chase Utley hit a bomb. Then the bottom of the inning, Martin Prado hit a bomb to counter. Attack of the second basemen!
I got a bratwurst with sauerkraut specifically to show my support for the Brewers against the Mets.
The guy beating the giant drum tonight was either deaf, having epileptic fits, whacked on crack, or all of the above tonight.
The drum was also RIGHT BEHIND US.
When my friend went to get a coke and some ice cream in the middle of the game, the Braves immediately scored.
I ordered him to go buy more stuff the rest of the game.
I will never get tired of watching the Braves' Ryan Howard shift, especially when it works perfectly.
Why are we still singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the 7th inning stretch? Can we just leave that to the Cubs?
If we have to sing something, may I suggest Freebird.
With guitar solo.
The Braves' cheerleaders stood behind our seats for the last three innings and were generally vapid and tedious.
Mike Gonzalez' rocking antics is even more unsettling in person than on TV, I never knew he bent back so far.
It didn't help at all as he gave up two homers and lost the lead.
On John Mayberry's homer, a girl wearing a Phillies shirt jumped up and down for a minute and there was much jiggling.
With the Braves' offense hitting the way it is, a one run lead looks like looking up at Everest from the base camp.
Then Prado does it again with a double to score Blanco and tie the game.
Jimmy Rollins is hitting .208? Really??
Extra Innings - I'm getting sleepy - Prado is up again - WINS THE FRICKIN GAME!!!
Finally, an informal survey of jerseys I saw while at the game:
Chipper - 14
Francoeur - 8
McCann - 4
Utley - 3
Howard - 2
Furcal - 1
Hanson - 1
Justice - 1
Lowe - 1
Murphy - 1
Rollins - 1
#10 jersey with "MONKEY" as the name on the back - 1