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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Baseball Game Etiquette

As you all know, I have been going to a lot of baseball games lately. So, I thought i would put together a post of things I have observed. (for you, r.d.)

Baseball game etiquette which also includes fashion faux pas:

1.You are at a BASEBALL game – not hockey, not football, not golf or tennis. So, leave the hockey jersey in the closet and wear a BASEBALL cap or jersey if you’re going to wear one.

2.Wear a hat that supports one of the teams that are playing. If you are fan enough to be there then SHOW it! No one wants to see a – cough – hat of another team that’s not even playing. (and, I know – this is a big sacrifice for me since I have two Boston hats now – one of which is still not broken in)

3.Dress appropriately – shorts, t-shirts, jeans, etc. No yoga pants, shorty-shorts and jean skirts (especially, in a size 14 – if you need a mini-skirt in that size it’s probably not appropriate to wear)

4.Drink responsibly. Don’t spill your beer on the poor little boy’s head in front of you while you jump up and down in your tight, mini-skirt to cheer. (and, if you must jump up and down wear a bra with support so you won't flash the poor little boy as well)

5.If you purchase cotton candy don’t hold it up while eating it and block the view of the spectators behind you.

6.If your child isn’t potty trained yet then skip the baseball outing until they are old enough to be escorted to the bathroom and sit in their own chair. (instead of on your lap and kicking the person’s chair in front of you)

7.If you are worried that your child is going to spill blue slushie on the person in front of them’s head then DON’T BUY THEM ONE! Don’t just sit there and yell at the poor kid the whole time he/she is eating it while doing a balancing act. (Unless it’s on #4 girl's head)

8.Don’t stand in the aisle and talk to someone sitting down while the game is on.

9. High heels are not appropriate attire at a baseball game – especially, when trying to navigate up and down steps and falling into the lap of the person sitting on the aisle seat (despite it being wildly entertaining! ;-)

10. And, last but not least – try not to throw your peanut shells onto the person’s head in front of you.

Play Ball!


Blogger Zoe said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Of course, I'm the kind of dork who brings my mit with me just in case a foul ball is hit my way.

2:58 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Good list, T2. I second you on the kids (surprise, surprise). Why do people bring babies to baseball games? They won't remember it, they're either in the hot sun or in the cold and there's the risk of getting hit with a foul ball or being dropped when Mom or Dad (more often, Dad), is trying to hold the baby while going for a foul ball. Get a damn babysitter or stay home!

11:02 PM

Blogger r.d. said...

Excellent t2, right on- All I will add is:
1. Don't mistake your ball park for a 'beer garden', a frat party or trash can receptacle- (Wrigley Field)
2. Leave the bathing suit top at home
3. Do not bring anyone under the age of 4 to the game. (bottom line it for us all)

And I have to somewhat disagree with your point #2. I say Red Sox hats are allowed ANYwhere you go- (and accepted) But Red Sox only...

11:15 PM

Blogger Zoe said...

Actually, I think ballparks aught to have entire sections which are for adults only.

11:30 PM

Blogger onejewishdyke said...

Ha - r.d., that was exactly my thought reading this. Red Sox Nation is everywhere, even in other teams' ballparks.

When I was at Fenway recently I got to experience some obnoxious Braves' fans who were doing all of the above except the ones that pertain to children. But what can you expect from people who do that stupid tomahawk chop? I guess you have to take what you can get since there aren't too many people who care about the Braves.

11:39 PM

Blogger SassyFemme said...

Here's hoping you've haven't had all these people behind you!

I just don't get women who wear super short skirts and super high heels out to sporting events (or anyplace, really).

1:21 PM

Blogger Trinity2 said...

Yeah, I'm with ya on the sox rd, kel, and one - it's just that if I didn't at least pretend to like the Braves it would cut down on my sex life during baseball season - and baseball will NEVER come before sex! By day an innocent Braves fan by night Sox all the way! Go Sox!
sassy - they can only wear these things if it provides entertainment! ;-)

2:01 PM

Blogger afuntanilla said...

t2 - oops! i wore my SF cap to the seattle/detroit game when i was in seattle last week.

i DID think of YOU!

4:47 PM

Blogger the only daughter said...

Hmmm.. I see the same stuff at soccer games, basketball games and I'm guessing even the roller derby. (Someday I'll find out-about the roller derby).

Let's face it, folks are just nutty when it comes to appropriate attire & behavior--most any/every where.

9:27 PM


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