We had box seats, but the ambassador wanted the full experience, so we sat along the third base line.
“I think I understand the rules,” he said after a few innings. “but not the purpose. This is not how you choose your leaders…”
“No,” I laughed. “We vote on them. This is entertainment.”
“Like a play?” He had seen a production of ‘Henry V’ the day before.
Later, a batter fouled one off, right at us. The ambassador snapped it out of the air with a tentacle, and handed it to a little boy two rows back. “Fascinating.”