Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Finally, a Chance

I'm a baseball fan.

When I first moved to San Francisco in 2002, the Giants were on a roll and wound up in the World Series. Thinking this might be something of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity--to see a World Series game and being able to almost walk to the stadium--my friend Scott and I tried to get tickets. The morning tickets went on sale, one of us would work the phone while the other would try online. Then we'd switch.

After a couple hours, as my memory recalls, we gave up.

Now, however, the Tampa Bay Rays are just a few wins away from the making it to the World Series--and bringing the Series to a stadium just a short drive down I-4 from where we live. Just yesterday the realization set in that I might have the opportunity to see a game.

Chances are probably better this time around, being that Tropicana Field is a fairly large stadium with few fans. Looks like sometime soon I might be hitting "Redial" to Ticketmaster again and again and again...