On Monday, I was at a ballgame and my brother-in-law, Jeff, said, "You know, you should write a post for BLB about ballpark etiquette." And I said, "Yeah, maybe I will." Well... After going to another game this weekend, I realized this post has now become a necessity. Baseball fans, please take note of the following dos and don'ts when it comes to heading out to the ballpark.
In the parking lot/ramp:
DO: Pull into the parking space quickly, yet safely. Exit your car and either set up your tailgate area without intruding on traffic, or head into the gates while walking out of the way of the cars and fans trying to park and do the same.
DON'T: Stop and ponder taking a space, then slowly move forward, then stop at the next available space, ponder, then move on, and so on and so forth. Especially, DO NOT stop and then back into a parking space, then pull back out, straighten your car (but most likely giant truck rather than car) out, and then re-back into the space. There are like 50 people waiting behind you, man.
Take Me Out To The Ballgame, written by Jack Norworth in 1908, has become a staple of America's Pastime.
Everyone from Ann Murray to Bill Murray have sung the famous ditty, so it was ridiculously hard to choose a video to post.
But really, who sang it better than Harry Caray, and all the Chicago Cubs fans at Wrigley Field? This one in particular is from from 1984 (we think?) the year the Cubs won the NL East title.
Happy 100th birthday to Baseball's National Anthem.
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