Monday, April 26, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Last week we had the opportunity to go to a Twins game at the new Target Field.  The kids' school had gotten tickets for a discounted price.  My dad went with and we got to sit near our friends from the neighborhood.

We got there early to walk around.  We entered the gate and saw this:

These people had some pretty nice seats.  That wasn't where we sat. 

We were in section 333.  Way in the top section underneath the giant screen.

This was our view:

It wasn't a bad view but keep in mind that the above shot is actually my camera zoomed in all the way.  We actually couldn't see the center-field guy unless we stood up and leaned over.

We got there early so we could walk around and check out the new digs. 

We thought it would be fun to attend a game at night and watch this sign light up when they got homeruns; apparently the baseball players "shake hands". 

It was a good game against Kansas City.  There were some exciting moments.  See the blurry, little white speck below at home plate? 

That's Joe Mauer up to bat on the last out of the inning with bases loaded.  I think most people were whooping it up at that point. We were hoping for a grand slam.  We were hoping one of our kids caught it.  We told them to hold on to it if they did because it was going in their college fund.  Unfortunately Joe got a double.  Two players in, but alas - no college fund.

The food was okay.  The cheeseburger I had was only mildly warm, but the fries were pretty good.  Jake had a foot-long hot dog that didn't look that great and Mike tasted it saying it wasn't that great.  Mike and Maddie dined on corn dogs which looked like the best bet.  They also tried cheese curds.  While those weren't State Fair quality, they were okay too.  I tried to get ice cream, but there was only one place selling it anywhere near us and I bet it would have taken 30 minutes to get to the front of the line. 

I think we all enjoyed the game outdoors.  There was an occasional breeze which actually felt great.  We were in the sun and it was starting to get really warm; I can't imagine how those July games are going to feel.  I know some ladies who attended the same game, but sat behind homeplate in the shade; they never took off their jackets.

We'll have another game later this summer we get to attend sponsored by Mike's work.  Maddie is going to another game in May with school.  I guess we better start hoping for good weather on baseball days!

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