As someone who lives in the bay area, I have become accustomed to public transportation (BART) and how easy it is to get to the Oakland Coliseum and see the Angels (even if the stadium is still a s#!t hole). So, for last Friday's game (the one where the Angels couldn't get any offense going to save their collective lives and the same day that Boston coughed up a 6 run lead just to screw us) I decided that I would attempt to take public transportation to the ballgame from Southern Orange County. I figured this would be fairly easy because the Anaheim train station is essentially in the stadium's parking lot. Boy, was I wrong. First of all, it was incredibly overpriced (especially when comparing its price to the relatively cheap parking at Anaheim Stadium) which wouldn't be so bad if taking the train wasn't so incredibly inconvenient . . . the train going north from Southern Orange County was ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES LATE. This means, that if I had decide to stick around and wait at the station I would have arrived at the stadium during the third inning after arriving at the station (in SJC) almost TWO HOURS before the first pitch. After waiting at the station for a half hour, I found out how long the delay was going to be, so I gave up and drove . . . I ended up getting to Anaheim well before the train would even have arrived in San Juan Capistrano.
Now, I don't want this to seem like just a rant, but hopefully this will save you from going through the hassle that I went through. Public transportation is woefully inadequate in SoCal and I now know--and hopefully you will listen to this warning--and just do what is easy and drive to the game. GO HALOS!!