Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Take me out to the ball game....

So.. Sunday I experienced baseball as I had never experienced it before: I sat among the Animals of Section B. I was absolutely blown away by their renditions of familiar songs, parodied of course, for FSU baseball. My particular favorite was the song about the short coach (done of course to the "Small World After All" theme.) There was just something about their heckling that was almost... i dunno... ARTISTIC. It is one thing to scream obscenities.. it is quite another to come up with witty (and for the most part PG-13) chants/songs. Their fearless leader (one Mad Cow.. Drew) and fellow animals... welcomed me with open arms.


Sure.. I have been in college four years, and am still having difficulty spelling the word Noles with my arms.. (even with hand-over-hand assistance)... but they still love me. The N-O-L-E-S chant was a little difficult for me.. as I have no coordination whatsoever. (thus, I am not an athlete).


Still, it was an honest attempt... and I am still working at it. It of course didn't help that I practiced it in front of a mirror.. but that is irrelevant. ;) And.. it definitely didn't help that while I was doing the cheer the guy in front of me did his own.. I believe it was... B-O-O-B-S!... Hey.. can't blame the guy for trying.

My parents called mid way through the game to tell me that they had seen me on TV.. and to quit copying their team's cheers. They happen to cheer for the guys that look like they had stolen FAMU's uni's. You can't fault them for genetics... I guess I have just crossed over from the dark side. (May have something to do with a certain evil Miami blogger... who I will not mention.. as his fifteen seconds of fame have come and gone.. all at my expense) :::cough::: haters.

The Animals rendition of Canada was quite heartwarming.. although, I don't know the words. Might have something to do with the fact I am from as deep south as they come. The anthem should really include the word "about" (or "Uh-Boat")... I don't know.. for comic relief or something. Regardless, they did pay a nice homage to tradition.. and to the country to the north. (*Robin Williams calls this.. the loft apartment over a really great party!*) ;)

So.. to the people I met Sunday.. Thank you for showing me why not to hate baseball anymore. I must admit... I had an extreme hatred for the game. I could never get into it... as I dated some players in highschool. (If you have never been to a highschool baseball game.. it rates right up there with having a root canal if you ask me... OH THE HUMANITY!!.. OH THE ERRORS!!!) Even the players were entertaining (doing their dances in the dugout). There is just something about FSU baseball.. that is so different.. so.. entertaining.

Sure.. it's not football season.. but its a good diversion until then. I can't wait to go to the game on Wednesday (against the swamp lizards).. and show the kids what I have learned.. been practicing like a young jedi, I have.

8 comments:

HadesGigas said...

Robin Williams and baseball....I just fell asleep

Robert said...

I'm not a huge fan of playboy, but you are very pretty and you do represent my beloved Noles well. Remember FSU when you become popular, Jenn. We could use the support in many ways!!

White Dade said...

EVIL?! EVIL?! Jenn, I am hurt. Truly, truly hurt. I had sworn off commenting on other people's blogs after one of your fans took it upon himself to impersonate me all over the Internet, but I had to make an exception when somebody sent this to me.

15 minutes? I doubt I even got that much. If my brush with fame is a lead story on Deadspin and a radio interview in Montreal, I may as well pack it up now and move to Winter Haven. And while my time in the virtual spotlight is fading faster than Lindell White's draft stock, apparently your appearance in Playboy has given me a resurgence in traffic. So, thanks, I guess.

Well, I'm glad to see you have joined the ranks of MC Hammer and myself and started a blog. Hopefully you'll keep it up. I'll be by occasionally, and unless you call me evil again I'll keep my comments on topic. Feel free to stop by whenever you want. If you do you will find you are far from alone is hating me.

Say Hi to your Dad for me. He is one outstanding individual and you are lucky to have him as a father.

Goodnight from Miami
WD

Toker said...

As a former Animal I am happy you're into the game...

And DAMN IT I didn't get season tickets...

Hope you come to a couple more games and maybe I'll get a chance to meet you.

Oh and BTW..they call me the "quota" for Section B.

Take care,
Toker

Double J said...

Jenn~
Very nice blog. I like the simplicity of it. I enjoyed your comment on baseball. Some of my friends hate it but its the sport I love next to football. Keep enjoying the weather in FLA and I will keep enjoying the snow in WI. Keep up the great blog.
J.J.

Reese Mars said...

Jen...
Just want to know one thing...

4thAndGoal80 said...

Jenn Just a heads up Scout.com has pulled many of your appreciation threads. From what I have heard or scene, Hoonation, NCState, Rutgers,Maryland,VTech,BC have all pulled Jenn apprecitation threads and other threads with pictures of females. I have not personally checked all these sites but I can say a bunch have been pulled. I know most of your success has come directly from the message boards I figure I make you aware of these changes.
Keep up the hard work and keep living the college life for as long as you can!!!

I'm out

t2

LSUoverUSC said...

Baseball is the world's greatest sport, after making fun of USC for the Reggie Bush scandal. See http://lsuoverusc.blogspot.com if you have some free time.