Thursday, July 06, 2006

Two nights of baseball

The crowd went wild Thursday night, applauding the players and singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." That, of course, was at the Seattle Symphony's presentation of the Baseball Music Project concert -- a mixture of baseball classics and new music from composer Fred Sturm, narrated by the very engaging Dave Winfield.

It was quite an improvement over the dismal Mariners' game I attended Wednesday night at Safeco Field.

The concert was accompanied by a slideshow of vintage baseball images. Afterwards, I tried to imagine someone 50 years in the future getting nostalgic about the loud, garish, ticky-tack environment of today's ballparks, where there's more focus on the video screens and speakers than there is on the field. No luck.

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