Contribution by Darren Saunders
The NFL might have the highest ratings right now when it comes to professional sports, but baseball will always be America's pastime. Have you ever been to a baseball game? If so, you know how enjoyable it is, especially if you're going with your kids. If you have never been to a professional baseball game, there are a few things you're going to want to know prior to arriving.
If you get to the stadium early, go ahead and park in the stadium lots, but be sure to park near the gates. This way you won't have to wait a long time when the game is over. You will be one of the first ones out. If you get to the game on time or late, look for parking around the stadium. Don't worry about crime. If cars that parked here were vandalized, the parking lot owners wouldn't have a business. When you get to the game, try to buy food items that everyone can share. This will cut the cost of your day down considerably. If the stadium isn't full, try to improve your seats in the middle innings. The ushers usually won't mind if those fans have already left. Just be sure to give him a $5 or $10 tip - depending on the city you're in.
These tips have helped me enjoy many baseball games throughout the years. When I cant make it to the game, I watch it on my satellite tv from www.directstartv.com/directv_programming/directv_seasonal_sports.html. Either way, Im a true baseball fan and that will never change.