Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

After being at the ballpark yesterday, I decided that maybe I should go down again today. I had already gotten the tickets that I needed so there really wasn’t a need to, but why waste a perfectly good excuse to hang out at Bank One Ballpark. When Trina asked where I was going and why, I made up some excuse about wanting to get a few pictures for the web site. She bought it and I was on my way. The crowd yesterday was estimated at around 3,000 people spread out over four or five hours it wasn’t to bad. Today couldn’t possibly be worse, right? Wrong! There were people everywhere. Tickets were to go on sale at 10:00 AM this morning. At 7:00 AM people were already in line. When I got there about 10:30, the line already stretched further than yesterday. People had lawn chairs, blankets, sleeping bags, and about anything else to keep them comfortable. It was amazing. I walked around stopping every so often to take a couple of snapshots. People were obviously confused at a guy with a camera taking pictures of them standing in line. It wasn’t quite clear who was more crazy, them for standing in line or me for taking their picture. I wish I had a dime for every time someone asked me why I was taking pictures, I would have paid for my season tickets. After a couple of hours of fun and wandering around, I left and went home. My camera showed I had taken 25 pictures. I would change rolls of film at home, get these developed and have the pictures on the web by tonight. I rewound the film and opened the back of the camera. There I was greeted with an empty magazine. “Oh”, Trina said, “I forgot to tell you. The kids used all of your film and you need to reload it before you take any more pictures.” I guess I know now who the crazy one was this morning.


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