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How to Survive a Baseball Game if You Don't Like Baseball

If you don't like baseball, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't still have a good time at the ballpark. It's an entirely different experience, and there are plenty of things to do.


  • Step 1: If you brought kids, take them to carnival section if your park has one. Many modern ballparks feature Ferris wheels and carousels that, while designed to attract kids, can be fun for all ages.
  • Step 2: If all else fails and nothing seems interesting, you can always people-watch. Seeing rabid baseball fanatics in action is worth the price of admission.
  • FACT: The Cleveland Buckeyes signed pitcher Eddie Klepp in 1946 -- the first white player to play in the Negro Leagues.
  • TIP: The Toronto Blue Jays stadium is connected to a hotel, so you can watch the game from the comfort of your room and order room service.
  • Step 3: Have a nice dinner. Ballpark menus go far beyond the staple of hot dogs and beer with many including upscale restaurants.
  • Step 4: Use the opportunity to connect with family members or friends. Years down the road, you'll still be talking about that time you went to the ballgame, rather than how boring or exciting the actual game was.
  • Step 5: Learn about the game from the person who brought you. Sometimes not liking something stems from not understanding it.
  • TIP: Focus on fielding plays at first. Fielding provides some of baseball's most exciting moments.
  • Step 6: Go on a theme night. Most parks host theme nights throughout the season, with common themes ranging from Elvis Night to 80s Night to Biker Night. Many parks also include free gifts on theme nights.

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