Friday, May 31, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

by Sheila

It's summertime and we all know what that means; picnics, BBQ's and of course, that All-American pastime; baseball.  You don't have to be fanatical about the sport to enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark, but it's way more fun if you are cheering for your team.
On a recent outing to Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ to watch the Diamondbacks, we enjoyed the evening, shared some indulgent baseball food and cheered for our home team.  The stadium has a retractable roof (we need the a/c here in the summertime) and it was open to a beautiful night sky this early in the season.
David with his ticket ready for the game.
Our Granddaughter, Camryn is learning to like baseball.  What's not to like when your Papa buys you hot dogs and cotton candy and you can throw peanut shells on the floor?  She likes to cheer loud.  Sometimes it's even for the right team.  She proudly wears her D'Backs hat and wants to know when she is going again.  
Camryn on her Uncle Tyler's shoulders with her Mom, Liz

When we have traveled to different cities over the years in the summertime, we have often taken in a game at the local stadium.  We have been to games in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, to name a few.  One of the fun things about visiting different stadiums is seeing the architecture, new and old.  We have met people who are checking every stadium in both leagues off their (bucket) list.  Fun!
Chase Field with the roof open.
Me, I like an occasional ballpark hotdog, a home run with the bases loaded and my favorite part of all - the Seventh Inning Stretch...
Some baseball action...
"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes you're out,
At the old ball game."

Author:  Jack Norton; Composer:  Albert Von Tilzer 1908


  1. I LOVE going to baseball games. There's something so exciting about going to a field, no matter how many times you've been :)