Posts tagged ‘baseball’
#330daysofbiking Days 81 & 82: and now, for something completely different… almost
Not that I am a huge baseball fan or anything … but who doesn’t like a baseball game on a summer evening, cheap seats, beer and peanuts?
RIding on Saturday (Day 81) was a pretty boring commute/errand-running trip. To the pet store. To Target. To the grocery store. Just plain hot and nasty. Arriving everywhere like a complete sweat-ball. Oh well.
In the evening, the entire gang decided to head into Chattanooga to catch a baseball game. The Lookouts are our local double-A team, an affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers. Always feels like summer, sitting at a ball-game – even though I tend to do more people-watching and everything other than paying close attention to the game. I just like being out there, sitting with Mark and the boys. And a different setting for picture-taking.
Today was another hot one. I think, on average, we’ve been in the 90’s every day this week – with heat indexes at 100’F or above. Just pretty miserable to be riding for any length of time. Saved the riding for the evening once again – Mark and I took a spin on the Xtracycles. Just around “the neighborhood”. The cicadas are out in full force, their droning song fills the air. We need some rain. We need some cool.
#330daysofbiking Day 42: rain and a baseball
I didn’t ride yesterday. 😦 Too much going on. Today our visiting family headed back home, and I got out for a short ride in the evening … in between some rain and thunderstorms that were rolling through the area. The rain was not so bad, but I was barely away from the house when I began seeing lightning and very dark clouds – conditions I wasn’t too thrilled to be out in. As I approached a local baseball field just up the road, I spotted a lone baseball that had made it’s way on to the shoulder of the road. I stopped to pick it up, and decided to just ride up to the field-house to watch the sky a little closer and decide what I wanted to do.
Took a few pictures of the sky and the deserted dugouts. But the weather was just looking a bit too unsafe to stay out in … so I decided to head back home. Not so sure I made the right call – the storm never did get really bad, although our power was out briefly this evening. Oh well. Some days you just strike out.