Monday, March 17, 2008

Arizona -Spring Training - A's vs. Royals

Major League Baseball Spring 08
Tempe, AZ.
Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland A's

Despite the Padres being split between Tucson and Beijing, Jim and I represented the club well.

The Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Tempe is one of the oldest parks in all of Phoenix. Despite its age, it is by far one of the most enjoyable venues. Simple food menus, good beer, and great seats for 10 bucks. The outfield is decorated with billboards marketing local establishments from bailbondsmen to steakhouses; truely capturing the essence of Single A baseball,cheap seats, cheesy fan contests and quality baseball. In stark contrast to the newer fields like Peoria who cater to the masses and sell out the sport like a cheap whore...OK well not exactly...but it's nice seeing baseball in a stadium that cares less about money and more about fans.

10 dollar seats.

100 dollar view.

Bannister, warming up for the Royals....who suck terribly...still.

Timing this shot was more blind luck than skill. Despite my camera gear, catching a 90 mph pitch and the swinging bat is practically impossible.

Great game. Enjoyed the company even more. Can't wait till tomorrows. I'll post pictures soon.


1 comment:

Norma said...

great pics. I'm so glad u were able 2 come this year! I enjoyed reading it.