Monday, June 19, 2006

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Mariners vs. Giants
Final score: 5 - 1 (M's)
This Gentleman did not have a good time at the ballgame! He struck out each time he got up to bat, I wonder why they keep putting him out there? Hmmm...

This guy DID have a good time at the ballgame.


And so did these guys! They even got their mugs on the JumboTron!



Obviously, she did too because here she is SLEEPING before we got out of the parking garage! I didn't even have to put on "relaxing" music or anything. Out like a light, she was! Her babies, "brother and sister", were pretty pooped after all those hot dogs, peanuts and licorice. And boy, a girl can get pretty tired clapping and dancing after each good play!


Whew! Checked off one of our summer "to do's" yesterday by attending the quintessential summertime sporting event: a baseball game. I must admit, there are years that I pay a lot of attention to baseball and years that I don't. This year is of the later variety.

Besides my lack of enthusiasm with major league baseball at the moment, I had a great time. Watching the kids eargerly flirt with the cameraman to get themselves up on the big screen is quite enjoyable. Watching Katie employ all of her "gimmee" looks to get Daddy to buy her licorice, has its fair share of delight as well. I couldn't forget the people-watching either, there were copious amounts of that too!

I did, however, feel a little bad when the nice lady behind me asked why another patron was holding up a picture of an asterisk (that looked like a huge version of *) every time Barry Bonds was up at bat. Apparently, due to his suspected use of steroids, his home run record is in question, therefore containing an * after it. Well, now that my baseball quota has been officially fulfilled for the time-being, off to check some more stuff off that list!

10 comments:

Mom101 said...

Sounds like a great day. We take Thalia to games all the time and yes, it's an excellent sleep inducer! Wish I could bottle that and feed it to her every night, that's for sure.

Mamacita Tina said...

Mugs on the JumboTron, very cool!

Nothing says success like kids sleeping in the car. Glad your family had a great day.

sunshine scribe said...

Sounds like an awesome day!!! I am taking my son to his first game soon and I can't wait.

mollymcmommy said...

YAY, on the jumbotron! sounds like a fun day :)

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Becky said...

yay i love baseball! glad you had fun!

Nut's mom said...

as a giant's fan (must be a fan because my gpa played for the giants so being a fan of any other team would be a mortal sin in our family) I must say that baseball is overrated. And Barry Bonds is a total jacka**. But it looked like you had a blast!!! I have yet to fufill my obligatory baseball game for the season. sigh... no doubt I will have to wait for the Giants. :P

J's Mommy said...

looks like you had a great time. i've actually never been to a MLB game. and i'm okay with that! :)

Kevin Charnas said...

I love going to games. Most of the time I don't even notice a game's going on...all the action is in the stands!

Glad that you all had a great time.

Lisa said...

My hubby took our son to a minor league game. It was a good thing... OUr son was so not interested. But at least we didn't spend an arm and leg to find that out. heehee. I think we'll wait another year....

Mel said...

Sadly, I am not a big baseball fan. I know, I'm not a real Murkin!
But really, this made me think of the college football games (go Vikings!!!) I went to with my daddy when I was small.
Nothing like those memories even now. :)