July 18, 2008
Today marks the first day of the second half of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Technically it is not really the first game of the second half as the Diamondbacks have already played 95 games before tonight which is 14 more than half but the all-star break is what most people equate to the first and second half so we’ll just go with that. The team was last at Chase Field on Sunday July 6 so it has been nearly 2 weeks since I have been to a baseball game. You may as well have cut off one of my legs and asked me to run a marathon it has been that painful. I am not well equipped to handle this kind of lay-off especially going cold turkey. The pharmaceutical industry really needs to put their heads together and come up with a patch to help those of us going through baseball withdrawals. To say I was excited for this game would have been an understatement. When the day started I was in Page Arizona travelling home from vacation. Considering that was roughly 5 hours away from Chase Field I was just a little stressed out. What if traffic was so bad that I couldn’t make it? What if the game time was changed while I was in the car? What if a water main broke and flooded the field and I had the Diamondbacks beach towel in my car that could have saved the game? These were just some of the things racing through my mind. So while Trina and the kids wanted to sleep in and have a relaxing day on our last leg of our vacation journey. I wanted nothing to do with it. We were up by 5 AM and packed ready to leave. I waited impatiently at the McDonalds drive-thru window to pick up breakfast for the kids before driving like a madman towards Phoenix.