As the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers battle it out at Busch Stadium for Sunday Night Baseball, there is one especially interested and famous observer in the stands.
My first time being a fan as a player! Awesome place! pic.twitter.com/j2J4oHsJr2
— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) July 21, 2014
The Rays are in town for their two game series this week starting on Tuesday against the Cardinals. What is especially enjoyable about this, at least based on the fact that Longoria described himself as a “fan,” is that it seems that there is at least a chance that Longoria is a paying customer just like any other fan in attendance. That possibility seems to also be supported by the fact that this photo appears to have been taken from the left field bleachers.
But even if Longoria’s presence at the game isn’t as pure as that, it is still cool to know that a player like Longoria is simply a fan of good baseball. That is especially the case when this photo comes during the same week that Washington Nationals’ infielder Anthony Rendon said he thinks baseball game are too long and boring.
If this is Longoria’s first time in the stands as a player, that means he had not seen live baseball from the fan’s perspective for seven years before tonight.
Clayton Kershaw was on the mound for the Dodgers Sunday night. Any baseball fan considers that to be a must-see occasion, and it appears that it even motivated Longoria to attend this game as a fan.