This Post is About Baseball

Calling the kettle black and wearing the T-Shirt of the band that is to be seen in concert. Yes, that’s why this post is blatantly named as it is.

Of course, there are plenty of pop culture references, foul language, and a healthy dose of sarcasm (which has been on the back burner for the last few posts). It’s good to have a good lather now and again.

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For the first time in months, my laptop was stowed away and ignored Sunday. It was probably one of the best feelings in the world. Sitting out in the fresh air, meeting new people, and taking in the little things of life was definitely needed to restore a new skin of confidence.

The dating world is going well. The job search is still relatively stagnant, and my banking on a certain job isn’t proving to be worth my time — considering I have not heard a damn thing from this entity after a month (or so). But I am confident with the dating side of things regardless if something works out, or something does not. It’s more or less anticipating the challenges, the positive challenges, someone presents to you. You can strive to be a better version of yourself, which has hopefully aged significantly with thickened skin.

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But Thursday was a lot of fun. The promotional $1 Thursday at NBT Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs, proved more than worthwhile. Being the first game I attended this season — yes, I know, about time — it brought back some fond memories of growing up and watching the sport. I don’t get into too much about the past, but I might have to give a hearty update to this blog in the very near future. Yes, I keep saying this, and finally I’m getting my act together.

The short story for contest submission is keeping me occupied. Improv is going significantly better, and the new group I’ve been performing with are filled with a bunch of gems.

But, we are here to talk baseball (among other things). My latest with Syracuse New Times: Show Time, Summertime

8 thoughts on “This Post is About Baseball

  1. Mr. Malone, I’m glad to hear you ventured out to the old ballpark. You wisely chose $1 night, and that armload of french fries clutched tightly by you three on the SNT site photo proves that a good time was had. Here’s what I like about a baseball game at NBT Bank Stadium. I sit there with my dear wife Karen and I act like we’re watching a Mets game in our living room. I cheer the good plays and ooh and aah and heckle and cajole. I’m old school that way. I get into it. It’s all right there in front of you, ripe for you to use your noodle to crack wise. Some people around laugh with me, some move to distant seats. Great piece on Coffee Ring. Stop complaining and try the stadium, folks. You might like it.

    • Hey, Mark –

      Sorry for the delay in responding. Life is, eh, well. It needs to be ironed out a little bit. Although it’s been three days, it feels like a lifetime to me.

      You definitely hit the nail on the head. The Chiefs games are events where you want to get out of the house, but have a low key and relaxing evening. Baseball presents all of this for us.

  2. I’m going to go ahead and say all sports are boring. Unless I know someone playing or am at a live game, I find it completely dull. I once went to a pro-football game and it was super fun. But then, I am easy to please. I would live watch bamboo grow if they provided food.

    • Badminton. That’s not boring.

      Wait …

      Bamboo? Hahaha. I’m cracking up at that.

      It’s definitely true that live games are more interesting than watching on television, or at pubs.

  3. Your article is very well written, Chris. Loved the topic! I do enjoy baseball very much. The one soccer game I attended here in Houston, the Houston Dynamos, was dreadfully boring and I can’t exactly explain why. It must have been the humidity and my mood because of it. Soccer is a nice past paced game. Plenty to watch. Glad all is well! 🙂

    • Thank ya, Audrey. The World Cup is officially good to go!

      Hope all is well with ya. Tomorrow is Friday, Furious Friday, meaning that I have all my 1,000,000,000 (or so it seems) blogs to catch up on. Ha!

      Hope your weekend is action-packed.

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