What's cool about baseball is it's accessibility to all different groups of people. Even in our Baldwin group, there were the baseball enthusiasts who watched the game, the fashionistas who were probably just there to look good wearing Pirates gear, the loud students who just liked to cheer, the parents who just liked to talk while their children were occupied, and the snackers who visited the concession stand at least three times before the day was over. Regardless, the setting worked for everyone. The price of admission, and the pace of the sport, allows for the simultaneous casual and serious fan alike in the same venue. Go to Heinz Field or Consol center and you're much less likely to find such groups; the cost is too high to waste time not paying attention to the game, the sport is too fast to allow for conversation. Once again, baseball wins.
(Disclaimer: Tonight, though, is fireworks night, which is the worst. Here, we'll have people who don't fit into any of the categories mentioned above...they're just filling seats until the fireworks start. They're not my favorite people).