I won't waste too much of Jeff Kent's valuable wheelie time with a description of that other LA ballpark. Most of you have been there. It's nice in that plastic new stadium way. The BBQ pit at the main entrance is the best stadium grub this side of Cincinnati's Coney Dog. Trying to blend in with the OC crowd, I actually drank a Mike's Cranberry Hard Lemonade instead of a beer (and I'll come out and say it... that's one tasty beverage) One minor demerit: Despite my repeated hopes of a "Corn Man" vendor to magically appear, I had to miss the defensive gem of the game to grab a stalk.
Oh yeah, there was a game too. Cliff Lee took a no-hitter into the seventh. Travis Hafner struck out four times, leading to the Golden Sombrero debate. Turns out...Travis Hafner is the only player in Major League history to record both a Grand Slam and a Golden Sombrero in the same week on May 7th against the Baltimore Orioles (Grand Slam),and May 8th, 2007 against Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
But the game took an even nastier turn in the seventh, when the Delino missed his chance of a lifetime. Some jerk next to me couldn't hold onto a foam ball shot by the same gun that killed Maude Flanders. The ball rolled to my feet, and while bending to pick it up, I kicked the ball down a row... and lost it forever. Right now, my schnoodle could be tearing the ball's stuffing all over my home. Instead, the Delino laments what could have been.