Now there are many different ways to take in and enjoy a good baseball game, but for the sake of this article I am going to limit this to just simply a professional game. You do not have to spend the money on a big league ticket to find enjoyment in the sport. You could attend a minor league game for a fraction of the cost or even a local college or junior college. Even a local high school team could have fun to go and watch. To try to stay something contained with my focus I am going to limit this article to only going to see a professional big league club.
I went to my first major league game as a very young child and still remember that game today. There have been many since then but game was really an experience I will never forget. The best major league games attended are usually with someone who has never been to one. There is really something special when it comes to sharing your passion, the big league experience, with someone else who is taking it all in for the first time. If this is the case, it is really up to you to make sure that their experience is not short of spectacular. So while you are taking someone to their first big league game or just looking to enjoy one yourself, following these easy steps will help to insure that you have a truly wonderful time.
First of all, it is absolutely crucial that you get your hands on a good ticket. It does not have to be right behind the first base or home plate, but there is nothing worse than all the hype of a major league game being quickly doused by bad seats. Those of us NL Central fans that have had a Wrigley Field experience know that they do put seats directly behind those pulls that hold up the upper deck. Those seats are not very favorite and I would encourage anyone going to a major league game in any stadium to make sure to do their homework before they buy big league tickets. Any ticket that says it may probably have a restricted view I would make it a point to stay away from. This is a skill that comes with experience, after going to your favorite ballpark again and again; you will soon obtain the skill of knowing where to sit.
Now there are many different ways to get your hands on tickets. If you like me you sit and wait until 10 am on the first day that tickets go on sale to try and purchase tickets in any way that you can. On that first day that tickets go on sale it is possible usually to buy tickets via phone or internet and I am typically trying to get them on both fronts. The only draw back to opening day tickets is the box offices are usually very busy and it can be tough to get the tickets that you want. Luckily for us baseball fans, the internet allows us to get our hands on tickets that we may not have been otherwise able to. Websites like eBay and StubHub allow us fans to get our hands on tickets that we would not have otherwise been able to get. These sites are devoted to people just like yourself that can buy and sell tickets amongst each other to get a good seat at the game they want to be at. I personally enjoy StubHub to get the seat that I want. You will find links to those sights at the bottom of this page.
After you have a ticket in hand it is now time to work on other accommodations that will make your trip a success. If you are like me you do not live in a big city where there is a big league team. Therefore, it is important for you to arrange for transportation to and from the ball park. Driving is fine as long as everyone in attendance is not drinking at the game. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a beer or two at your favorite ball park as long as your of age, just make sure that you designed a driver who will not be drinking to get you to an from the stadium. I found it best to offer someone a free ticket if they will be the designated driver. Often a friend who maybe does not quite have the money to go or maybe is not old enough to drink will jump all over the chance to go to a major league game for free. There are also other options. Perhaps a bus trip or other forms of transportation may be your best way to and from a game. Often organizations schedule bus trips that will take you directly to the stadium and pick you back up after the game. I went to one game just after I turned twenty-one where myself and eight other friends rented a limousine to take us to and from the stadium. It solved the designated driver problem and it was a lot of fun ridding in style. As long as the ride is split among those going, it's not to terribly expensive.
So your at the ballpark, the only thing left to do is sit back and enjoy the game. I personally prefer to grab a hot dog or two and a cold beverage of your choice and take in everything that is so perfect about being at a ball game. Since everything for that moment in your life is now completely perfect, take the time to cheer on your favorite team, hopefully to victory. Do not forget a pair of sunglasses for day games and maybe an extra layer for night games as the summer breeze can often bring a chill with it. So whether your favorite team wins or looses, these couple of tips are sure to help you enjoy your day at the ball park.