Road games are a necessary evil during the baseball season. In every game there is a home team and a visiting team. If a team never went on the road there would be no opponent for home team fans to watch. That concept is fairly straightforward. It’s not like I’m trying to explain the infield fly rule or how the Rule 5 draft operates. Still, the whole concept of the Diamondbacks being out of town turns my entire existence upside down.

For 81 days a year between March and September I am at Chase Field hanging out watching baseball. Life on those days is easy. I pack my seat cushion with a scorebook, a few peanuts, and a bottle of water. After a brief 18 minute commute I am home meaning Chase Field. From the moment the gates open until security kicks me out of the section after the game I surrounded by the sights and sounds that I love.


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