And so we come to the final prompt in this year’s Can of Corn Challenge.
I’m hoping to do this again next year, but find a way to change it up to maybe get more people involved. There haven’t been many who have participated, which is too bad. I know there are people out there who will write baseball-related posts. Maybe it wasn’t left to enough interpretation?
Whatever the reason, the off-season will provide time to think and ponder about this.
Anyway, let’s finish up strong, shall we?
You would think after having a full summer to think about this that I would have some sort of idea of where to go with this one. As somebody who has played baseball/softball most of his life, I would think there would have to be superstitions or traditions. Right?
Not so much.
There are a few things I’ll do, such as wear the same hat all season. But that’s about it as a player. My traditions come more when I watch a game, so that’s the direction I am going to take with this.
Some may call them quirks, but I call them the way I like to enjoy a baseball game when I go (at the pro level, anyway).
First, I always attempt to get an aisle seat. It’s just where I like to sit. I don’t know where it started or came from, but I like having that seat. I don’t like being crammed in the middle of an aisle.
If I haven’t been to a park before, I like to get there early so I can walk around, look in the team store, get stamped in (with the Passport program), and go find the lineup board (if there is one), or find a place to get the lineup so I can fill in my scorebook. If I’ve been to a stadium before, I don’t get there as early, but the other things are still true.
While at the game …
I’m usually one who watched the majority of the game from my seat. As many friends can attest, I don’t move around much. I usually take one inning to walk around the park and grab something to eat, but then it’s back to the game.
Speaking of food, I do enjoy trying new things and “signature foods.” In fact, at some point this off-season, I’ll have a post about all the minor league “food fight” items I tried this summer. There was a lot of interesting things.
But 95 percent of the time, I will have a hot dog. It doesn’t always happen when I have been to a stadium before, but if not — I always have a dog. It’s part of the baseball experience for me.
That’s about it for my traditions. As a fan, I have my own way of enjoying baseball and that’s how I’ll likely be for a long time. And I’m fine with that.
So how about you? What are your favorite superstitions and/or traditions? If you blogged this challenge, link below. If not, drop a comment!
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Can of Corn 2016 – Dates
- March 17: Your favorite baseballism (saying, quote, jargon etc.)
- April 14: Best baseball memory
- May 12: Favorite ballpark (minor or major)
- June 16: The best promotion you’ve ever been to
- July 14: Dream baseball road trip
- August 18: A current rule you’d change
- September 15: Favorite player of all time
- October 20: Favorite tradition/superstitions