Zia Hassan

An Old Baseball Game

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I have a very keen ear. I hear things going on outside of my house even when the windows are closed.

What I heard recently on a late summer night was an echoey, old-timey voice, coming from a nearby house. I opened the window to get a better understanding of what I was hearing: it was the audio from the commentators on an old baseball game. Someone must have been streaming it from YouTube or something, and blasting it through the neighborhood.

Right as I opened the window, I heard the announcer say “Please exit the stadium carefully and drive safely.”

Who was experiencing this little piece of nostalgia? And why had they blasted it so loudly in my neighborhood? 

And most importantly, what did they need?