It was quite cold outside, and the game is outdoors, there was a steady mist/drizzle and despite the weather and poor play, I had a really wonderful time. I get it, what makes baseball a past-time for America. It isn't about the game, or the players, it's about bringing people together, cheering for a common cause - it's what makes sports such a great equalizer.
I love hockey, as you should know if you're reading this, but there is something about baseball, a commonality, that everyone, no matter their origin or even preference, can understand. Its kinda like math: everyone understands it, it is a common language, and so baseball is a common interest.
There is nothing like sitting at the ballpark with good friends and just enjoying a game. Pure Americana.