The Phillies are west this week. We’ve had our tickets for a while. Tonight, Phils versus Angels in Anaheim.
Let me cut to the chase. The Phils struck first then fell apart. The Angels batted around in the sixth, scoring seven runs off three pitchers. Disappointing. The final was 7-2.
Angel Stadium is nearby. Without traffic (whenever that is) it’s 20 minutes from the house. Google directed me there at rush hour, avoiding the 5 and using roads I was unaware of until tonight. Well done, good buddy.
We arrived in time for batting practice. H and I like to watch the players. Who’s nice to the fans? Who’s chatting it up with teammates? Who’s bigger or smaller than you expected?
Angel Stadium is a massive oval, the kind they don’t build anymore. It is without charm, but nicely maintained from a fan perspective… well, except for the urinal with a plastic trash bag over it in the men’s room!
Hey, Angels fans — where’s your spirit? It was the dullest, most quiet ballpark I’ve been in.
In 2014 your ticket should buy a full night of entertainment. Most venues keep you busy between every inning. Not here. Videos lackluster. Live elements lackluster.
The video screens had panels that obviously aren’t operating correctly. This is Major League Baseball–The Show. Fix it.
The Phillie Phanatic was on hand tonight. He does more in Philly where he has more props. Still funny. The best.
We’ll be back. But Angels, you need to try harder to entertain beyond the game. You’ve spent just enough to be mediocre. For today’s prices it’s your obligation to be first class in every way. Just do it.