My husband called me early in the afternoon Monday, 8-27-07. He said, "Don't cook dinner, we're going to the game." YES!! The only time we go to a ball game is when we get free tickets. Usually when you get free tickets they come in even numbers. We have three kids, all boys. Our youngest is 15 years old and somehow after all these years he's never been to a game. He always got left at grandma's and grandpa's.
When you land four free tickets and you take the older two boys because the youngest one won't mind, he's to little to care. Then as he got older he never had an interest in sports so he stayed behind. I feel so bad!
As we were walking to the stadium we realized the poor kid had never been to a game. Oh man the guilt! So we marched to our seats, actually loge seats, my husband and I, and the two younger ones. The oldest works second shift during the week, but that hasn't stopped our obvious neglect. Last time we went to a game we took the middle kid and his girlfriend!
Finding it rather amusing that boy #3 has never been to a game, boy #2 used it to his advantage. Never missing an opportunity to let it be known that he'd been there several times. When the National Anthem started boy #2 was quick to take off boy #3's hat and smack it into his gut.
Around the 6th inning I asked him if he was having a good time. "Yeah" he said, "It's fun to be here in person." As I was talking to him the middle one finished the poor kids Pepsi. "You have to go get us more Pepsi." Ordered boy #2. Boy #3 smiled at me. Two teenagers in a good mood at the same time, it warms a mothers heart. "I have to go to the bathroom anyways." "Dude!" Boy #2 explains, "Good time to go, Cleveland is doing a pitching change."
There were men on first and second and no outs, Cleveland made the call to the bullpen. Don't want to give up the lead! The game resumes. The boy that has never been to a baseball game is in the bathroom. Did I mention we are in a loge suite? Only way to go baby! Grounder hit to third base, Casey Blake fields it and steps on third, throws to second baseman, Asdrubal Cabrera who throws it to first base. Triple play! Now not many of us can say we have seen a triple play live. After last night my husband and I, and our middle son can. But how many of you can say, "At the very first baseball game I went to I was in the bathroom during a triple play."
What an awesome play! I'm looking for a video of it and when I find it I will post it on my other blog. Hopefully that will be sometime today!