Now I bet you all thought I was going to talk about the Red Sox getting their first win over the Yankees at home yesterday. Well you would be wrong. That is because The D-Backs had their home opener last night also and I took my 6 year old son to the game.
Mom was supposed to pick him up from school and him and I were to take the rail to the game as soon as they got to the house. But she stopped for some shopping along the way. So we then had to drive all the way to the ballpark. I at least made mom drop us off though so he still got the ride the train after the game. We got there a little early but not early enough to make batting practice. He was kind of bummed he didn't get any autos but I explained to him that sometimes you don't get any autos at a game.
We had a very good time although I had no idea it was going to be cold and we didn't dress well enough for the game. (seriously it isn't supposed to be cold in Arizona)
After the second inning we retreated from our seats to the concourse for some food and warmth. We would never make it back to our seats. We watched most of the game from the top of our section where an usher gave him a few UpTown towels. That is a terrible, Terrible Towel knockoff for those of you that do not know. After the 6th inning we walked to the kids section where hi played on the playground and met a few ballplayers. Sort of.
Here he is attempting to give someone I forget already and Mark Grace's bobblehead(?) a high five. He was actually a little afraid of them and stayed well clear of Randy Johnson's character. These guys race around the field like the hot dog/sausage guys at most ballparks. Do other ballparks have different kinds of races?
He was pretty much done after that and we headed out after the 8th inning. We did stop for a popcorn filled batting helmet on the way out before hopping on the he train finally.
The Diamondbacks won and he had a really good time despite the cold and I am sure he will want to do it again. Only I may end up loosing him as a Red Sox fan :( but at least he will still be a co-baseball fan.