But it wasn’t all bad.
Fun stuff from this series, now with observations from the game Kiki witnessed live:
–Pat Hughes announcing that the seagulls have arrived.
-Judd and Pat talking about Keith Moreland singing the 7th Inning Stretch: “I saw women swooning.” “You’re a much more observant reporter than I am.”
-The final out of the first game nearly hitting a bird as it was caught by Marlon Byrd.
–Mark Grace promising the stretch would be shorter than the half inning that preceeded it.
–John Grabow flinching and getting hit by a slow foul ball in the bullpen. He got some shit for it, as evident by how he threatened to throw the ball at someone (Kiki wasn’t sure who).
–Stacey King flubbing the 7th Inning Stretch.
-Drunk and sober members of the crowd doing the YMCA during a pitching change.
-Speaking of drunks, a few got escorted out of the bleachers to chants of “Jerry! Jerry!” (Note: Kiki didn’t see why they were being escorted, but one of them did try to resist security at one point.)
-The outfielders interacting with the bleacher fans. Marlon Byrd, of course, is big on this, but before Alfonso Soriano‘s error, he and the left field bleachers were getting along nicely.