Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The life of a west coast Yankees fan

The Yankees are in Oakland tonight, where they'll begin a three-game series with the Athletics. Many of you will see only the early innings of the game. Some of you will miss it altogether. 10 p.m. ET start times will do that to the common working stiff on a Tuesday.

I, on the other hand, will be watching my first game of the season where the sun isn't still up by the time the final out is recorded. Such is the odd existence of the east coast sports fan living on the left coast. New York's 10 p.m. start is my 7 p.m. start. New York's 7 p.m. start is my 4 p.m. start. And yes, New York's 1 p.m. start is my 10 a.m. start.

This isn't the worst thing in the world. Since I don't have a typical 9-5 job, the 4 p.m. starts are great, usually occurring during a break in my work day while also freeing up my nights. I usually sleep until 10 a.m. anyway on weekends, and there's really nothing better than waking up to a Yankees game. Tonight's 7 p.m. game will be a new California experience for me, which is funny since I've spent my entire life watching baseball games during the summer from 7-10.

I don't really know too many baseball fans in L.A. The Dodgers consistently draw a good crowd, but all anybody seems to really care about are the Lakers. They also really like avocado.

It's weird out here.

1 comment:

TheReber said...

Avocado's are a great replacement to cheese