Friday, July 11, 2008

Take Me to A "Sweating" Ball Game

Yesterday, it was the company outing and we got to go a Brewers Game. The weather was quite cloudy, humid and hot around 90'F (33'C). We got a nice tailgate with all the typical summer party food, bratwurst, hamburger, cookies, chips, soda and of course, beer. Since I don't drink, I was not that exciting about the free beer as my other co-workers.
It was a sold out game and the stadium, Miller Park was packed with almost 45,000 people. The Miller Park has a retractable roof that can be open and close. Usually, they have to decide if the roof has to be closed about 30 minutes before the game. Due to the possible thunderstorm in the afternoon, the roof was close. It turned out to be a false alarm. Since they did not want to interrupt the game, the roof stayed closed through the game. But the closed roof blocked all the breeze and it was just very warm and uncomfortable in the stadium. It was like sitting in a steam room for 4 hours with people sitting shoulder to shoulder all around you. You could smell the stinky sweat in the heavy humid air 30 minutes into the game. After the big 7-point score for the Brewers at the bottom of 4th inning against Colorado Rockies (7-1), I decided to escape the "sweating" ball game. I got to avoid the post-game traffic and relaxed a bit for the rest of the day.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Yuck!

Ice John's World said...

You are right about that for sure. LOL.

jimmycity said...

Well, the imagery of a bunch of sweaty people shoulder-to-shoulder in a sauna didn't gross ME out at ALL! Sorry.

Ice John's World said...

Actually, it is not that much of gross out. It is more likely to be not comfortable. It is still not the same as sauna though since you don't have to stay in there for several hours. :)