First, baseball is fast. Watching it from Section 315, it doesn't look very impressive but seeing the player throw the ball around at ground level is almost scary. The pitches travel from the mound to home plate almost instantly, and I have no idea how the players are able to make a ball/strike call in their heads. Additionally, the players aren't just normal people. They're dressed the most normally of all pro athletes but again, these are big guys. Most are well over six feet tall and any of them can hold their own in a fight. Distance really makes baseball seem approachable, but up close and it's well out of reach.
The biggest shock was when I tried to catch a foul tip that went speeding towards my seat. Almost instinctively, I put my hands out to catch/stop the ball only to have the 90 mph baseball bounce off my thumb and rocket into the seats behind me. I have a much better appreciation for fans who catch balls in buckets of popcorn now. Those don't mess around.
And so, perspective is a key thing. Things can seem either overly simply or overly difficult when viewed from a distance. It often takes a closer, less strained view to truly understand what makes something tick. Rest assured, tonight I'll be back in my normal seats!