What do I want for my birthday? A donation to AZDS.

What do I want for my birthday? A donation to AZDS.

Yup, I’m turning the big 3-5. And I’m finally getting to the realization that I’m not as spry as I once was. 

But I digress. With my birthday coming up, I’m taking to Facebook with a unique request. 

For my birthday this year, I’m asking my friends, family and acquaintances to help me support an incredible organization, Arizona Disabled Sports. 

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The View from Section G

The view from Section G at Chase Field is absolutely breathtaking. You are mere feet from home plate and are up close and personal with all of the athletes, coaches and umpires. Along with the great view, you can actually hear conversations between the players, even the colorful, foul-mouthed screaming from the home plate ump and Giants Manager Bruce Bochy could be heard with amazing clarity. Not only that, you can even feel the slight mist of chew spit as Pablo Sandoval, a.k.a. Kung Fu Panda, hocks his chewing tobacco in the batter’s box. In case you didn’t know already, say away from tobacco. It’s a tumor-causing, teeth-staining, smelly, puking habit.

Here is a pic and video from my seats at the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants on 5/20/2010. The view from Section G at Chase Field is absolutely breathtaking. You are mere feet from home plate and are up close and personal with all of the athletes, coaches and umpires. Along with the great view, you can actually hear conversations between the players, even the colorful, foul-mouthed screaming from the home plate ump and Giants Manager Bruce Bochy could be heard with amazing clarity. Not only that, you can even feel the slight mist of chew spit as Pablo Sandoval, a.k.a. Kung Fu Panda, hocks his chewing tobacco in the batter’s box. In case you didn’t know already, say away from tobacco. It’s a tumor-causing, teeth-staining, smelly, puking habit.

Gross and vulgar habits aside, these are great seats for people with disabilities who are looking for wheelchair accessible seats. But that is expected from $150 tickets. One thing I must say is that you definitely need to have your head on a swivel. I was almost pegged by two foul balls, one was a pop fly and had plenty of time to move, but the other was a screaming line drive. The railing in front of me did its job marvelously as I avoided any serious injury. But foul balls are simply a part of the game.

If you are a little leery of the price or danger of foul balls, I recommend sitting in section 105-W in right field or 145-W in centerfield. They are both good alternatives and are awesome and cheap sections with accessible seating.

By the way, the Dbacks won the game 8-7.