Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fourth of July at the ball stadium

We had the opportunity to take in a ball game on the 4th of July.  I end up doing a lot of people watching and sometimes miss parts of the ball game. 
There are other things to see as well.  (Thanks to Caleb for taking the pictures.) 
There was Old Glory waving in the nice evening breeze.
There was a rainbow in the clouds.

Along about the middle of the game, a T-Rex came out with the field crew to help smooth the baseline.  (Actually, that gray cloud behind the tree in the flag picture might be a T-Rex, too.)

The home team had been down 5 to 1 since about the second inning or so, and I thought things were getting just a little boring.  Then in the bottom of the eighth inning, there were some walks that loaded our bases.  There were 2 outs, and a pinch hitter at the plate with a full count.  I asked Caleb what he thought the pitcher would do.  He said, "He's going to throw it in the dirt, and the guy's going to swing anyway."  That is exactly what happened, and the golden opportunity was lost.  There were no runs in the ninth inning.
Then there was a great fireworks show.
All in all, a nice outing. 

1 comment:

  1. I am very surprised at the crowds. It has been a long time since I have watched a ball game. I used to really enjoy it.
    Very good pictures! The fourth of July is a great time for celebration and just enjoying our FREEDOM!
    Love from Belmont!