A year or so ago , at an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game , a few young ladies were taking pictures of themselves , doing what a lot of us do with our cell phones nowadays .
No , not make phone calls or send a lot of text messages .
It’s taking selfies .
I don’t want to lie and say that I would NEVER do this , but as you all can see , I do.
A LOT .
Every chance I get , I take a selfie , but I’m so not feeling the selfie stick thingy .
Which brings me to those young women enjoying themselves at Chase Field in Phoenix .
Many people seemed to be upset with the reaction to them exercing their right to take selfies .
Some people even went as far to call the reaction ” sexist ” and that no one would make fun of them taking selfies at the game if they were young men .
You may wonder just what does this have to do with travel and why am I speaking about it ?
First of all , in case you’ve forgotten this isn’t only a travel blog , it’s a sports blog as well so I just HAVE TO put my fifty cents into this .
There’s nothing wrong with taking selfies .
I’d be a billionaire for all the selfies that I’ve taken on my own 30 Plus Teams Tour , no matter what city I’m in or what game I’m attending .
There are , however , some places where selfies have NO PLACE on a 30 Plus Teams Tour and you should be ashamed of yourself if you take one in any of these places .
Houses of Worship , Arlington National Cemetery , Grant’s Tomb , The September 11th Memorial , The Pentagon Memorial , and the Oklahoma City National Memorial , among other places .
However , there’s nothing wrong with taking selfies while you and your buddies are enjoying yourselves at either a Cleveland Browns or Green Bay Packers football game and the snow is falling all around you .
Or if you happen to be standing up at the United Center for either a Chicago Bulls basketball game or a Chicago Black Hawks hockey game .
Take a selfie of yourself drinking that soda or beer at that New York Yankees baseball game .
That’s okay .
Which brings me back to the young women doing their selfie thing in The Valley of the Sun .
Rule number one of a 30 Plus Teams Tour , you’re going to WATCH
a basketball , hockey ,baseball or football game in a city .
Take your selfies BEFORE the game starts , a stoppage in play if it’s hockey , between innings if it’s baseball or at halftime if it’s football or basketball .
While these young women were doing their best Kate Upton and Kendall Jenner impersonations , there was a baseball game going on .
Too bad you all wondered why everyone was screaming and yelling .
You all were too busy trying to be the next hottest Brazilian model and you missed a game tying home run by the Diamondbacks .
Isn’t that what you all went to Chase Field for , to watch a baseball game ?
Oh , it wasn’t .
Then maybe you all should have stayed at home .