A couple years back I started subscribing to the OC Register only on Sundays for two cents a year. I thought that deal couldn’t be beat. One day I answered the phone and someone from the Register asked if I would like to be upgraded to seven days a week, no charge. It sounded too good to be true, and the person assured me that there were no strings. A few weeks ago, I saw an ad in the paper that seven day subscribers can get free tickets to Angels’ baseball games. Again, it sounded too good to be true, but I signed up. So, this is how k and n were able to watch their first baseball game for $15 total (including $10 parking). (There is a $5 service charge).
Looking at the seating chart, I was not sure which seats to pick (only certain ones are eligible, of course). I ended up picking a row of just four seats in section 135. I thought that would be good so we wouldn’t have to climb over people to go to the restroom, etc. It was also ground level, so it would be fairly close to the action.
This is the section that fans hang out in before the game to catch practice balls and try to get autographs. Not bad, right? Except this was our view to the right:
Talk about obstructed view! (To be fair, there was a warning when I picked the seats, but I thought it was going to be a measly pole, or something). Basically, we could not see center field or left field. We also could not see the water fountain, and one of the jumbotrons. Lesson learned, I guess. It turned out friends of ours were also there that night, so we ended up sitting with them for the last two innings. (They had a much better view).
Right in front of us was a family with two kids around k and n’s ages. The kids turned around and started chatting up k and n.
The night we went there was a cow milking contest (in honor of some Dairy Association) and it was Big Bang Friday, so there was a fireworks show immediately after the game ended. The fireworks were pretty spectacular. We had a good viewing location right by the flag poles on the outer ramp. During the finale, my entire field of vision was filled with the bright lights from the fireworks. The kids really liked them too. If we don’t end up seeing fireworks this year during 4th of July, I won’t even be sad, they were that good. Oh, and the Angels lost to the Chicago White Sox, by the way. It almost seemed like an afterthought, though, since this was just all about the “experience”.