The ballpark experience is definitely different for every person.
Some people go for the social aspect. Others go to watch a game and nothing more. Others may experience the food, sights, and sounds.
It differs all around the park, which makes it even better.
But what do you bring to the park with you? Again, you could poll 100 people and probably will get a different answer from each person.
For me, the ballpark is more than just a game. It’s a safe-haven of sorts. A place where I can unwind and relax and watch the game I love so much. Some people love going to concerts and things like that — I enjoy baseball games.
But I do things a little different as I consider myself a bit of a baseball nerd. And with that in mind, here is what I bring to the park every time I go:
- Score book (yes, I keep a score book for every professional game I attend)
- Baseball Passport (link to my review)
- Baseball America Prospect Handbook
- A sweatshirt
- A camera of some sorts (some days my phone, other days my main DSLR/lenses)
What’s nice is I do this for every game and it all fits in a backpack. The days I carry my DSLR will be harder than others, and heavier. Last year I did it at most games. This years not as much. I love action photography, but I really love paying more attention to the game. I also like using other lenses at the games, though, as it gives you a different perspective. Take for example sitting in the upper deck at an MLB game and using a fisheye/wide-angle lens.
While inside the park, my goals usually include a hot dog — especially if I have never been to the stadium before. Outside of that, it’s just watching the game and taking in the ambiance.
So how about you? What do you bring when you head the park? If you are taking part in this month’s challenge, link up below!