Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

As part of our leap year full of visiting places (more on that to come) we took a bus trip to Philadelphia to see a Major League Baseball game. The kids have been to games at the local minor league ballpark, but they've never been to a big stadium. A local bus company here had a day trip down to see the Phillies play the Giants, so it was pretty much a no-brainer. It's a two-hour drive to Citizens Bank Park, and who wants to drive in Philadelphia, so we jumped on it.

Before the game

What would a trip to the park be without hot dogs and cheesesteaks?
It's all about the food!

The TV broadcasters in San Francisco have this thing where they look for "Gamer Babes" at all of the Giants games. Since my parents watch almost all of the games they thought it would be cool if Stacy and Thing 1 were spotted on camera. They felt uncomfortable holding up the sign, but they did it for my parents. They were not on TV.

The view from our seats. Not bad for the upper deck.

Thing 2 is feeling good, as long as he's got his sunflower seeds.

Buster Posey at the plate.

The Giants ended up losing in extra innings so it could have been a better trip, but a sunny afternoon at the ballpark is a great way to spend a summer day! Plus, Buster Posey ended up winning the MVP, and Giants won the World Series, so one loss in Philadelphia doesn't seem like such a big deal.

For all you Giants fans out there, enjoy!


Boquinha said...

I love seeing you happy. I know how much you love baseball and the Giants. This was very fun to do together. Thanks for setting it up! :)

Dr. Mark said...

And thank you for noticing the bus trip. It was a lot of fun to go together. So where to next year? D.C.? Philly? Toronto? ;)

Jimmy said...

Nice! Everyone needs to get out and watch more MLB and eat sunflower seeds.

Great video.

Emily Foley said...

Fun! I don't love baseball but I do think going to big league games is super fun. I've been to a game in Boston and Chicago, Baltimore and...I think that's it.

J Fo said...

Looks like a fun day. I love all the adventures you guys take. I've only ever been to a Mariners game and it was weird because I went with a cousins who I hadn't seen for years,and Greg wasn't, who cares about the Mariners?! :)

Boquinha said...

Jess, does Greg like baseball? What's really crazy is the only brothers who haven't yet seen a game at Fenway are Greg and Doug (and Doug is a big Red Sox fan)!