So you're dating someone who's really into baseball. Like, REALLY into baseball. This is unfortunate for you, because watching an entire baseball game is like sitting through six pointless marketing meetings IN A ROW.
Somehow, though, he always convinces you to go to a game, mainly appealing to your desire to sit outside and stuff your face with beer and hot dogs. You trek out to the ballpark, which is usually at least 17 hours away from your home (give or take). At first, everything is glorious. You're outside, you've got a beer in-hand, you're eating high-sodium foodstuffs. Then, you remember that baseball is THE MOST BORING THING ON EARTH. You remember that you HATE baseball. You try to distract yourself by Instagramming photos of the field. Baseball fields are Instagram gold. This takes up exactly 2 minutes. You try to amuse yourself by judging players by their at-bat music. This is only semi-amusing.
You try to convince your boyfriend to leave during the 7th inning stretch. NO DICE. It's late and you're tired and you start to remember your 17 hour commute back home. This is what you look like. You stop rooting for a specific team. You just want SOMEONE to win so you can leave. You regret not drinking more—maybe this would be more fun if you were supremely intoxicated. You get into a fight with your boyfriend because you wanted to leave 3 hours ago and he wants to stay to see the end of the game which will be over in approximately 2 more hours. You convince him to leave 30 minutes later. You sit in silence on your 17 hour commute back home. You never want to be "taken out to the ball game" again.
Then, you remember that this is supposed to be a joyful pastime, America's pastime, something your boyfriend really enjoys, and that you should have just sucked it up and maybe sucked down a few more beers and Dip N Dots with a smile on your face. As a make-up gift, get him one of these Shinola Leather Baseballs ($40, Shinola) that wll look handsome on his desk or on a shelf in his apartment. And next time, just tell him to go to the game with a friend.