Currently, I’m sitting in a billiards hall in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I drove up from Oakland last night and today. I have an interview at 4 p.m. with the local newspaper. After the game, I will hit the highway for yet another eight hour drive. I am not looking forward to it, but I am used to it. I went to an Oakland A’s game last night versus the Kansas City Royals and the Royals won, 1-0. I was not impressed with the Oakland Coliseum as it felt cold and uninviting. I am sure that has been said many times; however, what I did like was the energy of the fans. The place was packed with families and a ‘Friday Night Fireworks’ game. What seemed different at this game was even the kids knew what was happening on the field. In my observation, parents everywhere I looked were taking the time to explain things. Oakland, like the San Jose Giants game the night before, felt the same. It was about the game. My statement may seem funny, but the reality is at most places it is just about the entertainment of everything as a whole.
It will be Game #184 tonight on Day #169. I am a couple days behind in writing my posts. I am not going to write a lot today, or probably even tomorrow, since it is the weekend and people normally don’t pay too much attention to the blog. Like I said, I have a lot of windshield face time and am able to contemplate many things. Also, I am listening to a book on CD. I have to admit that I am thinking a lot about the end of the trip. I have been on the road for six months, have seen the entire United States and most regions twice. I have a better understanding of the complexities and attitudes of the different regions.
Since I have been at this a long time, I have my story down and I am very comfortable at giving interviews. Unless, I am rushed and I felt a little rushed last night at the A’s game. So, I am interested at how that turned out. Anyway enough, have a great day everyone!