Maybe I'm a Mets Fan?
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I had lived 26 years without ever going to a Cardinals game, which is highly unusual for where I live (about an hour and a half east of St. Louis) -- grade schools take field trips there, but it had always managed NOT to be my class. And, my dad does not follow professional sports, so I didn't grow up watching sports (now, you wanna talk about trucks and antique tractors, I'm your girl). I had really wanted to go to a Cardinals game in the old Busch Stadium, and didn't make it, so I hadn't exactly made it a priority to go to the new stadium.
Some friends of mine were given (even though I had to pay for mine) tickets to the Cardinals -- Mets game on April 21, 2009. And, luckily, I was able to go (I'd had the chance once or twice before, but had to work or had another conflict).
We arrived during the second inning, which aggravated me a little bit, since it was my first game and all. Our seats were fairly decent -- right beside the Cardinals bullpen, so we were able to watch the pitchers warm up. It was a decent game, as far as baseball games go. The Cards won, 6 - 4. And, I follow baseball just enough to recognize the names -- Pujols, Molina, Carpenter... I wasn't exactly prepared for how cold it was. I always imagined baseball games as a summer activity, but this being April in the Midwest, it was cold and we dressed in layers with blankets. I really had a good time, even though I didn't become an avid baseball or Cardinal fan.