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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's time to cue up your favorite baseball movie!

It's happening! The season is here! On Thursday, the Tigers face the Yankees and the Braves are at Washington for the first games of the regular season. My local Giants head to LA to face the Dodgers that evening. But meanwhile, the preseason winds down with some final exhibition games. The Giants and A's do a bay area rivalry thing this week - the Giants beat Oakland 4-3 tonight, and head across the bay to the Coliseum tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Then a day game on Wednesday before heading to LA.

To kick off the season, I checked to see if the series was sold out - it isn't, not by a long shot. In fact, there are several sections of $5 tickets available for tomorrow's game. So, how much does a $5 ticket cost to Oakland Coliseum, with online fees, and (free) will call pickup? About $11. How are the fees for a ticket more than the cost of the ticket itself? I'll just go to the park tomorrow and lay down some cash, and save that $6 for half a hot dog. (Actually, if I can remember, I'll try to bring some food with me.)

Going to games is a big part of my baseball life, though. I went to my first two college games this month, and I'll be heading down the coast to the LA area on a 10-day, 8 game local road trip in a couple weeks. I'll post some of the details as I finalize the trip! I'm quite excited, actually. I've been planning this trip for years. And I may drop down to San Diego for a game at Petco Park. I've been to the three big league parks, but I haven't seen a game at Petco, and it's been 5 years and over 20 years for the Dodgers and Angels, respectively.

So, back to the title in the post. What do you watch to kick off your season? I go for Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, and the Major League series. I wonder what Netflix Instant has available right now?


  1. My favorite is For Love Of The Game. You can't beat a movie about whipping the Yankees.

  2. For me it's the Sandlot. While it doesn't have anything to do with the pros, it pays tribute to the pure joy of just playing the game on a summer's day.