More Interesting Than Watching A Royals Game From Behind Home Plate: BooksS

Here's an esteemed gent in the high-price seats of Kauffman Stadium using a leisurely weeknight at the ballpark to catch up on some reading. Several of you wrote in to make fun of this guy, but I'm a bit reluctant to really go after him; it's the ninth inning of a Royals game (which they were, as usual, losing) and thus his intellectual pursuits are probably far more interesting than whatever's happening on the field.

I can identify. Between 2005 and 2007 I myself brought reading materials to Tropicana Field, using Devil Rays losses as a background for me to deal with my collection of Fast Company back-issues. The stadium was quieter than the Clearwater library, after all. But, then, I was sitting in $3.00 seats ($1.00 on Fridays!) and this guy's ticket in the BATS section cost $246.00. At that price, I'm making the most of my major league experience and paying close attention—but maybe he's reading something really important.

More Interesting Than Watching A Royals Game From Behind Home Plate: Books

Wait, he's reading Zero Day by David Baldacci? Okay, fuck this guy.