Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Ruminations on Angels Stadium

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.

8 comments:

Orel said...

Tough break there, Delino, but fret not: There are other foam balls in the sea.

Delino DeShields said...

But that one was FREE. Free I tells you.

Steve Sax said...

Delino, nice to see that you're picking up where your MLB career left off! How many Es in Delino?

Just kidding, sorry about the foam ball. Hope you didn't lose any of the beer, or get pummeled by Republican party literature.

Rob said...

I used to have a dachsucockapeagle.

Rob said...

And yes, the main entrance BBQs are the best food in any park I've been to. I used to think Dodger Dogs were da bomb, but then I had the Pettit Jean dogs at old Ray Winder before they tore it down. Best dogs anywhere. Hebrew National gets a very solid second place, though.

Orel said...

There's medicine you can take for that, you know.

Rob said...

True. But they won't let Raffy pitch it.

Gary Sheffield said...

Corn, Delino? Corn is not a delicacy. It is a vegetable. To be feared. I swear, what stupid stadium sells corn like it's cotton candy?