Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yankees 3, Angels 2

Instead of working, our group within finance went to a baseball game at Angels Stadium. I still call them the Anaheim Angels but they're officially The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim... I think. Our seats were in section 404 and cost $24. It turned out to be a pretty good game with some exciting moments, though the Angels lost. The biggest downside was the weather: it was something like 97°F. Good thing it's not humid here like in Asia. We ended up hiding in section 505 since it was in the shade. Almost everyone from our group (FP&A, G&A, and Financial Systems) showed up and we all got official company caps (in black, which would have made our heads hotter).

I brought along my Sony DSLR and the zoom lens.

I went home to change into shorts before going to the game. I arrived during the top of the 2nd inning. The stadium was only 1/2 full. This was taken with the smaller lens at 18mm.

Close up with the zoom lens at 300mm.

It's lonely in the outfield, and probably quite a few degrees hotter than in the stands/shade. This was the widest view with the zoom lens at 70mm.

One of my co-workers was watching the game and knitting at the same time. Good thing we were sitting too far out and up for foul balls.

Somebody moving a trailer home on the 57 freeway.

It was crazy hot today and people were avoiding seats in the sun.

I can't imaging eating sticky cotton candy while hot and sticky from the heat.

A-rod came up in the top of the 9th to pinch hit. He hit a chopper to the 1st baseman for a double play that ended the top of the inning. The Yankees still won though.

By the end of the game, our seats were in the shadows but we were too lazy to move. Too bad they shot a t-shirt to our section during the 7th inning stretch. I didn't think the puny air canon would reach that high.

Traffic on the way out of the parking lot. It took me over 45 minutes to get out of the lot and on to Orangewood. In China, the "lane" on the left would be full of cars. I only heard one person use their horn during the entire time. In China, I would be deafened by the cacophony of horns. I'm still debating whether it would have taken more time or less time to get out of the lot if everyone drove Chinese-taxi-style.

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