Wednesday, July 24, 2013

baseball

I'm not into sports.

However, we were invited to a baseball game. I couldn't say no because I really wanted to see what a baseball game is like. I'm still not sure how baseball is played, but I'm sure that I want to go again because it was very entertaining.


We drank beer and ate hot dogs, we stood up and sang "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" and we saw the Presidents' Race. With all this going on, how can you get bored? 


I really liked the fact that there was no violence from the fans (something you often see in Greece).


It was a Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates game. The Pirates won.


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  1. κι εγώ προσπάθησα να το καταλάβω αλλά μάταια. Μου το εξήγησαν λίγο παρακολουθούσα αλλά τίποτα. Πόση ώρα διαρκεί;;;Η φάση μπύρα και hot dog άξιζε,συμφωνώ μαζί σου.Νομίζω σήμερα ή χθες ήταν εθνική μέρα hot dog.

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    1. Αν καταλαβα καλα απο αυτα που μας ελεγαν ( ματαια προσπαθουσαν να μας μαθουν τα βασικα στη διαδρομη του μετρο ως εκει), δεν εχει προκαθορισμενη διαρκεια, εξαρταται απο το πώς θα εξελιχθει ο αγωνας. Χτες μας ειπαν οτι τελειωσε σχετικα νωρις. Οταν πηγαμε ηταν 7+++ και ειχε ηδη αρχισει κ τελειωσε κατα τις 9+++.

      Δεν ηξερα οτι ηταν εθνικη μερα hot dog, αλλα νομιζω προχτες ηταν εθνικη μερα παγωτου (χαχαχαχαχ, ο,τι ναναι).

      Γενικα το εχουν φτιαξει ετσι ωστε να μη βαριεσαι, εχει πολυ θεαμα.

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  2. I can't say that I've ever been too entertained watching baseball... except perhaps when I was younger and watched my older brother play - well...I think I spent more time watching the other boys, but that's beside the point haha.
    It sounds like the atmosphere was a lot of fun!

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    1. Yes, it was! Maybe because I was distracted by everything that was going on besides the actual game. And it was fun seeing the batter hit the ball so hard that it went to the audience. This happened 4 times or so and I thought it was really funny! :)

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    2. Homeruns? Yes! Quite impressive :). Is baseball very common in Greece/Europe?

      As for sports that are hard to figure out, I'd say that is cricket for me - my husband started watching it here and there, and I find it very confusing!!

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    3. As our American friend put it "Europeans are always baffled when it comes to baseball". In Europe you'll mainly find soccer (aka football), basketball, tennis. Baseball is something you see in American movies. At least that's my experience.

      Were these homeruns? I mean that the ball was actually caught by the spectators and the pitcher had to throw again. I was thinking "thank God we're too high and I won't get a black eye from a flying ball".

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    4. Interesting! The soccer-football name difference always confused me, but really, it makes more sense for soccer to be called football than what football is here haha.

      And as for a homerun... I guess that's only if it isn't a foul ball - if the batter hit it too far to the sides or behind, and those spectators caught it, then it's just a strike and the pitcher continues pitching. It sounds like that might be what you were describing!

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    5. Yes, that's what I'm talking about.

      Up until yesterday, I thought that soccer was slow. Hahaha, baseball made me appreciate soccer. :)

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  3. My husband ia a huge baseball fan!!! I still don't understand the rules of this game, even after many times I've seen baseball games on tv!!!
    In Italy, we have the same problem with violence in the stadiums during and after soccer games....
    xxxx Ale

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    1. You know what they say about Italians and Greeks: "una faccia, una razza".

      I'm not sure I'll ever understand the rules. Even when I watch a baseball movie and I'm supposed to feel all anxious about the outcome of the game, I don't really understan what is going on. :)

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  4. Από ότι φαίνεται τό ευχαριστήθηκες Εύη μου!!!
    Κάτι πρωτόγνωρο σέ εμας αυτό τό άθλημα!!!Μπυρίτσα καί hot dog!!!Τέλεια!!!
    Υπέροχες οι φωτό σου!!!!Πολλά φιλάκια!!!!<3

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    1. Ναι, ναι, θελω να ξαναπαω! :)
      Ευχαριστω Ντιμι, καλο βραδυ!

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  5. Μου θύμισες τον τελικό κυπέλλου στο ποδόσφαιρο που παρακολούθησα από κοντά πριν δυο χρόνια..Θα το απολάμβανα το ίδιο με σένα αν στο τέλος δεν γίνονταν επεισόδια. Ήταν η πρώτη και η τελευταία φορά που πάτησα σε αγώνα!! Από baseball δεν έχω ιδέα!! χαχαχα αλλά μήπως έχω και από ποδόσφαιρο; :)))

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    1. Τα ιδια κι εδω! Χτες τους λεγαμε για τα επεισοδια στο ποδοσφαιρο κ πως μερικες φορες μπαινει αστυνομια μεχρι κ μεσα στον αγωνιστικο χωρο. Τους φαινοταν απιστευτο κ ηξεραν μονο για τους χουλιγκανς στην Αγγλια.
      Ηταν πολυ ωραια ατμοσφαιρα πραγματικα. Ειδικα οταν μπηκε το καραοκε στη γιγαντοοθονη κ ειχαμε σηκωθει ολοι κ τραγουδουσαμε, σαν ενα τεραστιο παρτι ηταν.

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  6. Real baseball?! Tell me Evi, was it like in the movies? With the homeruns and the people sliding in the sand and everyone wearing caps from their favourite team? I bet it was exciting to see just because it's something you can't really experience in Europe. ^^ I mean, I've never heard of anyone playing baseball here in Belgium, and I bet it's not much different in Greece.

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    1. Judging from the fans' cheering there were a couple of exciting moments, but nothing too dramatic.
      Yes, everyone was wearing caps (my husband went out on Monday and bought his own, but I didn't let him buy me one despite his efforts to convince me) and many people had baseball shirts on. I think you would have enjoyed it too, Bibi! It was a very fun experience.

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  7. Evi, you´ve become a real American girl!

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  8. Εύη μου ,καταπληκτική και πρωτόγνωρη εμπειρία !Δεν έχω ιδέα πως παίζεται , δεν είμαι και λάτρης των σπόρ ,μόνο όταν παίζει η Εθνική μας παρακολουθώ !Μπυρίστα και hot dog και αγώνας ,τέλειος συνδυασμός !!Ήμασταν στη ιδιαίτερη πατρίδα μας 5 μέρες ,δροσιά Εύη μου και καθαρός αέρας !!!!Εδώ καμίνι ....

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    1. Κι εδω ειχε παρα πολλη ζεστη και υγρασια... αποπνικτικη ατμοσφαιρα. Ευτυχως σημερα δροσισε λιγακι!

      Λιγη υπομονη κ θα πεσει κι εκει η θερμοκρασια!

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  9. I always think of baseball as a bit like cricket - it's a national sport, we're meant to be proud of it, but actually it's very, very boring which is why they have to fill it with all kinds of other entertainment (including alcohol) just so it's bearable.

    It's true, isn't it? If you actually had to *just* sit there and watch the baseball, it would be insufferable.

    Hmm. I'm being a little bigoted here, as I've never been to a baseball game, and I'm just transferring my utter disdain for cricket. I still think I'm right though. I am right, aren't I? : o )

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    1. Cricket is another sport I know nothing about. I find all sports boring.What is a sport other than people chasing around, kicking and throwing a ball? I'd rather watch a movie or read a book instead.

      You are right, you are right!

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  10. Χρόνια πολλά Εύη μου!!!Υγεία καί ευτυχία σου εύχομαι!!!
    Τά καλύτερα σού εύχομαι!!!!Εχης ευχές καί φιλιά από τήν Φλώρα!!
    Εορτάζη καί η εγγονή μου σήμερα!!!Τίς ευχές μου στόν αντρούλη σου!!!Φιλάκια!!!

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    1. Ευχαριστω Ντιμι!! Να ειστε ολοι καλα, με υγεια! Χρονια πολλα στην εγγονη σου! :)

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  11. Χρόνια πολλά Εύη μου!! Υγεία, ευτυχία και ότι επιθυμείς σου εύχομαι ολόψυχα να το έχεις!!
    Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ και για τις δικές σου ευχές!! Και του χρόνου!!!

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    1. Ευχαριστω και ανταποδιδω Παρασκευη! :)

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  12. I would love to experience the atmosphere of a baseball match. I have only seen them in films

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  13. Dearest Evi,

    here I am even quite late, baseball, amazing sport,we do it at school when we were childhood..i mean simple baseball. wow so amazing you watched them directly.
    congratulation.
    your trip was amazing journey.
    have a great week

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