A Night at the Park

A couple weeks ago, a close friend of mine from home called me up and wanted to know if I wanted to go to a minor league baseball game with him and his wife. I hate saying no to people, so I immediately said yes. Plus, it’s always fun watching a ballgame in person.

Well, the day we picked happened to be last Friday, and I spend most of the day worrying about/dreading the game. Part of me was worried about taking my daughter there, as she has never been to a professional sporting event and being 15 months old, I wasn’t sure how long she would be able to take sitting in one place. Secondly, the game was about an hour drive from my house, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to drive all that way. Finally, my friend had the tickets and I knew it would be almost impossible for me to get there on time, so I worried we somehow wouldn’t get into the game.

It turned out my fears were unfounded. We had a great time. Here is a picture taken of right field. As you can see, there is a roller coaster (a 100+ year old wooden coaster) directly behind the wall.

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When we got to the game, we picked up some food and headed to our seats. It turns out we had excellent seats, only three rows from the front on the first base side. I could almost reach down and touch the dirt. Here is a picture of home plate, to give you an idea of our view:
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Our team was losing most of the game, but tied the game in the ninth inning to send it to extra innings. They wound up losing by one run, but we still had a good time. After the game they had fireworks:

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Anyhow, we had a great time and my daughter really behaved well. She even fell asleep in the seventh inning in my wife’s arms. I hope to get to a few more games before summer is over. We’ll see.

4 thoughts on “A Night at the Park

  1. I don’t do baseball, neither do I watch it, but it does seem a good opportunity for some fresh air, exercise and for meeting friends.
    It is always a great idea to do some sports with friends.
    (I sometimes play badminton with my husband, and table tennis with friends.)

  2. I’m not a big baseball fan, and I hate watching televised baseball games, but I do love watching them live. Something about sitting in the fresh air, eating hotdogs, and cheering for your team that’s a lot of fun.

  3. I don’t know anything about baseball and have never attented any big sports events, but it does look like something I’d enjoy once I actually got there – I’m sure the atmosphere was incredible, and I bet the fireworks were fun too.

  4. SzélsőFa – it was fun hanging out with friends. I don’t get to do that as much with the baby around.

    Rob- You said it all. Actually, I like watching the Pirates on T.V., but get bored with other games.

    Soph – The fireworks were cool, but my little daughter was scared. Still, we got some nice pictures.

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