Moment from PSL: Surreal stadium

Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv

During the day, this place is buzzing with dozens of players, coaches, media members and fans. On Thursday, with the early intrasquad game and the threat of rain, it cleared out by the late afternoon. I took a walk around the complex to warm up from the chilly air conditioning in the media room (sorry, readers back in New York), and made my way back to Tradition Field, where the outfield gate was open.

I took a few steps over the foul line and onto the outfield grass. I haven’t played organized baseball since I was hitting off a tee, but it’s still feels pretty cool to stand on the field, especially in a real stadium. It was surreal to see this place so quiet, with the overcast skies and slight breeze blowing through the palm trees, and not a soul to be seen or heard…

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8 comments
Jamie Funktual Freund
Jamie Funktual Freund

Right on Andrew.  A few years ago I went up from Fort Ladi Dadi to get my tickets to a future game and the team hadn't arrived yet.  Mostly people cleaning up and sure enough I went out in the outfield grass and laid down, just basking in the sunlight remembering childhood dreams of being in the MLB.  Sat on the bench, stood at the plate, picked up the bullpen phone.  A sublime moment all alone.  Thanks for taking me right back to it. 

TheRealSayHey24
TheRealSayHey24

Nicely done, Andrew.  Very poetic in a baseball sense.  

sell
sell

You never made it past tee-ball?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

If you like empty stadiums, check out CITI Field from May until September.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

@sell  hahahahahaha, doesn't sound like a big baseball guy to me.  Evryone makes the town leagues that u pay for.

orangeblue
orangeblue

@John Paul Cullinane exactly.. he's some dude with glasses that got the A's fans to go crazy last year.. something like nerd nation or something because he wears glasses