Monday, April 3, 2017

Scaling Back and Dayton Baseball

Hey, I’m back! Did you miss me?

When it seems like your life is a series of drives to and from West Chester, Ohio, there isn’t much to talk (write) about, ya know? So I’ll probably scale back and only post on Wednesdays (because I’m fairly certain I’ll have at least ONE book to report each week) until Hubby’s radiation and chemo is finished at the end of this month.

I say probably because who knows what might happen? I might find out my next book will be published. I might get the link to that short story I started. I might get a bug up my butt and feel like blogging about nothing in particular. Or I get news I don’t want to wait until Wednesday to tell you. Just don’t be surprised if you only see me blogging on Wednesdays. Also, don’t be surprised if my Wednesday blogs are longer. J

On Saturday, Hubby and I watched the Cincinnati Reds play the Future Reds players right here in Dayton. It was fun seeing former Dragons players (esp. Joey Votto and Billy Hamilton) return and play. The game was sold out and the seats were actually filled. I’m amazed at that because the high temp didn’t even reach 50. Yep, it was quite chilly out.

At least it wasn’t windy. I don’t think I would have wanted Hubby out in that if it was.

One thing I wasn’t impressed with, though... The Dragons’ owners put netting all around the ballpark now (which you can see in my picture of Joey Votto). Well, the portion along the base sides (instead of just behind home plate). No more tossing the ball into the stands (unless you’re sitting on the grass behind the outfield). No more autographs from the sidelines. The atmosphere just wasn’t the same and I didn’t really like looking through that net (it’s like watching an analog show on a high-def TV). If I had wanted to look through the net, I’d have seats behind home plate! We’ll see if my opinion changes at the end of the season. If it doesn’t, I’m not so sure I want to renew our season tickets.

Oh, by the way, the Reds won, 5-1.

So… Did you play any April Fool’s pranks on anyone? Or did someone get you good? Please share. I love a good prank.



JeffO said...

I imagine it's all about liability. Don't expect it to go away, no matter how much the fans may protest.

Completely understand the need to cut back on blogging. We'll just hope you get some good news to blog about!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Most parks have that now. It is all about liability. And no one paying attention because they are all looking at their phones.

Maria Zannini said...

I don't blame you for scaling back. I've taken Fridays off my blogging schedule. There's just too much to do during the spring.

Come summer I'll probably start blogging again on Fridays.

re: April Fool's Day
I didn't get pranked, but my best friend had a lot of people believing she was leaving the country. I just shook my head. No way. I know her too well. And then I realized it was April 1st, so that confirmed it.

Still, she had a lot of people dangling on her line. She is a good liar.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Yeah, it's liability, even though people are warned NUMEROUS times to pay attention. Always a few to spoil it for everyone.

Alex - Not just their phones. Many go and just talk through the game. I'll never understand that.

Maria - Yeah, when I see something outlandish, the first thing I look at is the date of the posting. Stuff on Facebook can be seen DAYS later! :) I bet your friend had a blast tricking so many, though.