As I said, I don't like baseball, so I wasn't looking forward to this at all, except that I knew he would enjoy himself. The stadium is about an hour from where we live, in the mountains near where Dollywood is. Parking is right on site, and reasonably priced at $3 (or so The Man tells me). The tickets were waiting at the Will Call window and quickly picked up. It is a very small stadium, much smaller than he is used to, so even the cheap seats would give great views. We, however, were sitting in prime seating. Even I understood that from the moment we sat down. You could see everything so well, which made it easy to follow the game. He couldn't stop smiling. There is a lot going on besides the game, with little activities all over for kids and families, stuff on the field between each half inning, music, mascots... It's pretty impossible to get bored. After the game there were fireworks, a really wonderful display that they postponed from the 4th because of weather. Being that close to the field, it was right over our heads and quite special.
The Smokies didn't win, but we had a great time and will be doing it again really soon. Yes, I admit it. I had fun at a baseball game. I'm not sure I'll become a swag wearing fan or tune in to games on the radio, but I will root for our team and see them as often as possible. Maybe I should look into season tickets next year?