Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day at the Ball Park

Last Thursday the Hubby and I took the day off to go to the Rockies/Yankees game. Hubby is a big Yankees fan and I love the Rockies, so we always try to make it a point to go if the Yankees are in town. We headed up to the ball park around 9:30 so that we could get there early for batting practice. Well, due to traffic, we missed batting practice by a few minutes, but it was okay, because for the first time ever, we were in our seats early and weren't going to miss the start of the game.

The game was supposed to start at 1:10 pm, but due to some light rain that we had prior to the game, it was delayed by a few minutes. And of course as soon as the game started, it started raining. They played through it for the most part. That was until the 5th inning. I had just put my hoodie and my heavy winter coat back on because I saw a huge black cloud approaching, when they decided to pull the tarps back out on the field. It wasn't raining at this point so we were kind of confused, and then it started pouring down rain. 

And guess who didn't bring an umbrella because ours was deemed "too big"? Yeah, that would be us. So we sat in the pouring down rain for a good 15-20 minutes. Everyone else had decided to take cover up underneath the stands, but we figured since we were already soaked that we might as well just stay where we were and not go up and have to stand in the massive amounts of people. And then it started hailing, so we decided to go up and go to the bathroom. That alone took about 30 minutes. There were so many people that you couldn't move.

Sitting in the rain
And apparently I dropped my sunglasses in the bathroom while we were up there. My $400 prescription Coach sunglasses to be exact. AND I didn't realize that I had lost them until almost two hours later. And when I did realize it, I started freaking out. I don't like spending that kind of money on a pair of sunglasses, but when you have to have them to drive, you kind of have to make the investment(and it helped that they were half off at the time, but still!) so when you lose something like that, it makes you feel really stupid. Luckily somebody found them and turned them into Guest Services! So to whoever that person was, thank you so much! You have no idea how much I appreciate that you did the right thing!

Once the sunglass fiasco was over the game got back under way. Luckily all of the storms had moved out and the sun decided to show it's face. Not only did it warm up, but we also started to dry off a little. And we didn't have to wear our heavy coats anymore!

And the best part was that the rain held off for the rest of the game. The Rockies were losing, which was unfortunate, but something that was pretty cool to see was how excited everyone(including Rockies fans) got when Mariano Rivera came out to close the game for the Yankees. He is retiring after this year, so the fact that we got to see him pitch was pretty cool. Hubby was geeking out. I kind of was too. I mean he is the last person in MLB to wear the number 42 and not only that but he is really good. So it was definitely cool that we got to see him. Unfortunately the Rockies lost. Hubby was of course okay with this though. 

Something fun that I like to do when we go to Baseball games is listen to the home teams intro songs when they go up to bat and choose who had the best song. That honor went to #14 Josh Rutledge. As soon as I heard his song, he was hands down the winner without having to hear anyone else's song.

He had Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" as his intro song. Clearly the winner!
The game was finally over, so we made our trek back to the car. Once we got there I immediately took off my shoes and socks so that they could dry out and so that I could warm up. Once my feet got warm, I actually wasn't cold anymore. And by the time we got home, I had almost completely dried off!

I put my socks on the vents in the car to dry!
We had a pretty great day together, even with all of the rain. It was fun to get away from work and everything else and just spend some time with my Husband.

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  1. ahhh I am so glad you found your sunglasses!! I would be so upset!

  2. Fun day (aside from the rain!) So glad a nice person found your glasses, I would have been freaking out too!

  3. Oh man, rainy baseball games are the worst! At least the weather was warm, I hope!!! And you still had fun!


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