The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
my first realish job when i was 15 was keeping score at a nearby little league field. paid 6.25 a game all my friends would come hang out in press box with me. did it for 3 summers until i moved for college. spent all my money on baseball cards. life was so simple then. havet touched a scorebook in 20+ years. kinda sad thinking about it
My wife eats her hot dogs with ketchup and mayonnaise. No mustard. The things we do for love.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
I think keeping score at games is still going strong. I have found that the further away you get from home plate, the more people you will see keeping score. Also, any day game will have exponentially more people keeping score than night games.
I keep score for a lot of the games I go to. Usually if I don't keep score it's because I'm at a new stadium and know I will want to explore or if I'm with a bunch of friends who might want to move around all game. If I'm keeping score then I'm keeping score the whole game.
What I really need is a nice scorebook with a bunch of pages. I generally just pick up a card from fan accommodations but those are pretty cramped and generally don't have a lot of style. The one I really want is the Halfliner from Eephus. I just need to convince myself that spending $30 on a scorebook is worth it.
Also, it makes sound like a baseball genius when when an opposing batter comes up in the eighth and you can say something like "He's gone the other way three times tonight."
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.
When my wife and I started dating, she knew she was going to have to become a baseball fan, not just someone tolerant of baseball. From he get-go I taught her how to score a game and to this day she does at every single game we go to. She absolutely loves it and it has very much become "our thing". We have a scrapbook with all of our scorecards since we've been married and other relevant Reds' clippings. Sometimes when I'm away for work shell text me and ask how to score something while she's watching the game on TV at home. I couldnt be luckier.
Do they even sell scorecards at the game anymore. Not programs, which have the scorecard in the middle, but just the scorecard.
I remember buying one at every game as a kid, 50 cents for each scorecard, 25 cents for a pencil. I always hated myself when I forgot to bring a pencil and had to shell over the extra quarter.
There's a gigantic stack of them in the attic of the house I grew up in. One of my greatest treasures are the few old Dodgers-Giants ones my Dad kept from his days growing up in NY. Scorecards with the names of Robinson, Snider, Reece, Mays, Mize written in them.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Theyre free at fan accommodations.
When I learned to score, almost 50 years ago, my dad taught me LF = 9, RF = 7.
Stickin with it.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
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