As a kid my curiosity was aroused every time I rode past Wrigley Field. Wow! What's inside that huge strange looking building? I thought.
Eventually, I got my big chance. When I was 12 years old I saw the whole thing. A unique baseball field with an infield and real bases. Dugouts. Cool baseball uniforms. And baseballs moving fast over the grass and traveling through the air at record speeds in all directions.
But baseball games at that time were played during the day. That is, until I went to Comiskey Park, and watched the Chicago White Sox play the New York Yankees and later the Detroit Tigers. Wow! More excitement.
Then, when I learned that a new baseball team was being formed in Houston, Texas called the Houston Astros, my attention was again aroused to find out that they played their home games under a roof. I couldn't imagine how a baseball never hit the top of that dome. More questions for a curious mind.
However, my curious mind was satisfied a couple of years later when I saw the Milwaukee Brewers play the Cincinnati Redlegs in Miller Park in Milwaukee. Miller Park has a rotating roof with a gorgeous ball park inside. Now I saw everything. And I can still remember the day it was pouring rain outside with enough water to dredge any other ball park. Meanwhile inside baseball fans were in another world.
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