Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Take Me Out To The Ballpark

 Saturday evening we went to a Tampa Bay Rays game down in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It took a bit of convincing on my part before my husband finally thought it was a good idea.  We took my youngest son and his friend.  They go primarily for the food.  We were almost in the first row between first and right field.  Here is a picture of John Jaso the catcher while he was warming up.  We were really close and saw him wave to the man standing next to me, which upon further observation must have been his Dad.
 And here is a picture of my baseball crush.  Johnny Damon formally a Detroit Tiger and an amazing find for the Rays this year.  He is such a great role model for all the younger players.  He loves his wife and his kids, and is a big family guy.....now there is a concept for a professional athlete.
 This is Raymond the Ray's mascot who was playing around right in front of us.  Really he was this close, that is how close we were to the field.  Loved the game we won against the Marlins 7-4, but next time I am going to sit a little higher as I think we will be able to see the game better.  I had to keep looking around my husband as the seats were angled.
Notice no mention of any yarn projects.  I have a few things going on but nothing that exciting to show you yet.  Hope you have some exciting projects on your needles or hook. 
Have a wonderful day.

7 comments:

by Teresa said...

I think baseball is my favorite ball game to watch, as it's so much easier to understand what they're doing than football. I have great memories of my son's playing baseball. Thanks for sharing...
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Claudia said...

Excuse me...Johnny Damon, formerly of the Red Sox. Then the tigers. He was on the team that won the World Series.

Meredith, Meredith, what am I going to do with you?

This brings back memories of the game we went to last year! Glad John decided to go along.

I am up to my ears in overgrown everything. I will call you tomorrow and fill you in.

xo
Claudia

WildflowerWool said...

Sounds like a fun day. Looking forward to seeing what you are working on.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Fun fun fun!! Nothing like a good baseball game and good sits too! How lucky! Bet your son and friend ate a lot!! My productions been down also. Have a great week. xoRobin❤

Beth said...

Excuse ME...Johnny Damon, a former Red Sox who cut his hair, shaved his beard, and won another World Series with the Yankees ;-)
Glad you had a good time at the game. It is fun to go to the ballpark and see a game.
And congrats on your recent awards! How nice to be recognized for all your efforts and all that you share with us.
hugs, Beth

Rizzi said...

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SWEET COMMENTS. I REMEMBER I WENT TO YANKEE STADIUM, AND SAW THE YANKEES AND THE DODGERS PLAY, I WAS 21 YEARS OLD.
THAT WAS 50 YEARS AGO. YIKES!!!!!! I WORKED AT HOWARD SAVINGS BANK, AND THE TICKETS WERE FREE. GREAT TIME......SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME, AND YOU WERE SO CLOSE....WOW!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK........RIZZI

Lena said...

I've always been a big fan of Johnny Damon too. He's always been a class act, and so talented. As you know, we love baseball at our house, even though our M's have been struggling in the last few years. Things are picking up some for us, so I'm hopeful that we're on the upswing.

I hope your birthday was very happy Meredith. Lots of love to you, and good wishes too.

Lovely projects, and lots of beautiful yarns you've gathered. I haven't been making much with yarn lately, but I bought some beautiful skeins at the Sheep and Wool Festival. One day, I'll have to take a photo to share.

xo