Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday Thoughts: Take Me Out to The Ballgame

Soooo, this week has pretty much focused on the great American Pastime, baseball. Today we'll wrap up this unintended theme with a trip to the ballpark. Wednesday night Nana and I took The Big Guy to see a college baseball game between the Oklahoma Sooners, ranked No.9, and the Arkansas Razorbacks, ranked No. 12 in the country. The Razorbacks play in one of the nicest facilities in all of college baseball. The weather was absolutely perfect and a friend of mine got me seats just to the right of home plate! I'm an OU alumni and my grandson is a Razorback, so this was going to be fun. Every time the Sooners scored he would just look at me and roll his eyes. Every time the Razorbacks scored he would look at me and give me a double "thumbs up." The game went into extra innings and the Razorbacks prevailed 8-7. When the winning run crossed the plate, my grandson tapped me on the shoulder and said "Good game." Well, yes it just didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. At any rate here are some photos of the evening.

There was a great crowd of over 8,000 on hand for the game. Like I said, we had great seats.

This field is manicured as well as any in the major leagues. Oh, did I mention that college baseball has cheerleaders? Well, they do. The grandson was NOT impressed, but then, he is the president of the local chapter of the He-man Woman Haters Club.

Nana and The Big Guy are discussing some of the finer points of the game. She's pointing out that these batters don't stick their tongues out when they swing the bat like he does in the header of this blog.

Here we are before the game started. We're both all smiles right now. At the end of the evening we were both still smiling. We had a wonderful night, the weather was perfect, and it was a great game.

Okay, now it's time for the inspirational song of the week. Here is Brian Free and Assurance singing Real Faith. Enjoy.


Sandee said...

Would you believe that the only sport my husband loves is shooting. Skeet, trap, black powder, and the like. That's it.

Couldn't get your video to work, so went to YouTube to view. I like it.

Have a terrific day and weekend. Big hug. :)

Amy, aka ABB said...

Awww, let the kid stick his tongue out all he wants when he throws the ball. Just not when he bats or runs, or he may find he thpeaks likth thith becausth hith tongue hath ben bittenth off. Heehee.

Barb said...

I think The Big Guy should be able to stick his tongue out every time he's at bat. Just saying.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

So cool Driller. I can not see the photos, but will be back to look.. College baseball - like the minor leagues - is so much fun.

DrillerAA said...

Sandee: I think I would like shooting sports as well. I've just never had the opportunity.

Amy: Thanks, that's just what I need, a grandson with a naturally pierced tongue! LOL.

Barb: I don't know if it helps his concentration, but I think we're stuck with it for awhile.

Bond: By all means come back when you can see the pics. And, we also have a AA Minor League team in the area as well. That is next on our list of events to attend.

Travis Cody said...

I've got University of Washington right down the street and over the bridge from me! I don't know why we haven't been to a ball game.


We did go to a Mariners game last week.

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