I find myself attempting to walk a bit more; perhaps it’s the fact I’m getting a little older and I’ve noticed that I need the exercise, or perhaps it’s the fact I have so much to see and I know I have very little time to see it all.
I’ve kept two of my first three posts within the downtown Fresno region and I figured, I mean, since I’m just standing here, why not write another about the sights of downtown Fresno.
Many people have probably heard of Chukchansi Park given the fact the stadium has been home to the Fresno Grizzlies, Houston Astros’ Triple A baseball affiliate, for close to fifteen years. However, I’m learning many have still not seen the park, which nestles up against the downtown skyline.
Now, I’ve found that a simple, “Hello, hi, how are you” gets me through more doors than I otherwise should be allowed through. Nonetheless, here I stand on the outside of Chukchansi Park, looking in, wondering what this baseball fuss is all about. As people scurry by me, I keep hearing them say, “Opening Day is going to be…”
Someone, anyone what’s an Opening Day?
I bypass a ticket office, hop in an elevator, and make my way upstairs to ask some questions, but the only person I find is this guy holding a Vanity Fair with Jean-Michel Basquiat on the front. The guy seems nice enough, I mean he didn’t ask me for my name and I didn’t ask him for his, of course I used my trademark “Hello, hi, how are you” (it works wonders); he’s sort of just standing there all happy-like and the one thing that he does say to me is, “This year is going to be special, I hope more people will feel at home.”
Well, since he wants me to feel at home, I thank him and make my way to find a seat for the match (or is it game or is it … I digress). Whatever it’s called, I think I may have missed it, but rest assured I’m learning that there’s more than one game to be played. I’ll just sit here and wait a bit.
Word on the streets is, baseball is back in downtown Fresno!