Thursday, April 3, 2008

Take me out to the ball game...

Last night AJ and I went to a baseball game. I have to admit, I am still learning about the sport and have only been to four games - two Gator games and two Braves games.

It was fun! Last night the Gators were playing the team from University of North Florida. It was the first game of the season, the next two will be next week after the Gators travel to Tenn. this weekend.

We had tried to go to the game on Sunday, but there were all kinds of things preventing that. So instead of getting to sit in the stadium we sat in the car next to the stadium and listened to the game on Sunday. It was nice though, if not odd. AJ found one of the balls that was hit over the fence and he gave it to a dad for his little boy. The player in the picture is the one who hit it over the fence. On Sunday one of the Gator players got hurt too, he got hit in the foot by the ball and went down like a sack of potatoes.

Well, last night we randomly choose our seats and settled in for a fun night of baseball. There were these two ladies sitting behind us and they were having a blast... laughing and giggling and getting all into the game. So I being curious by nature wanted to get a glimpse at them. They were two mom looking ladies, and they were wearing player pins (UF makes buttons for the parents/ families of the sports teams with the players last name and number on it). That made things make a lot more sense. So we kinda talked to them and they kept getting calls asking them to call people back when their player got up to bat. It turns out that the player that got hurt on Sunday was the son of the mom behind us. It was neat hearing all about the experience and how they has rushed him to get x-rays and all. I think it was also neat seeing that a mom doesn't stop being a mom even when their baby is grown and playing college sports. Last night the player also got hit in the butt by the ball, even at that this mom was ready to go jump down on the field and strangle the pitcher. Southern mommas are great!

Last night was amazing. The clouds were really cool. I was happy to get to spend a good chunk of the night just hanging out with my hubby and watching some baseball.

I am not sure what the outcome of the game, because we had to leave at the top of the seventh. It was getting late and I was getting tired. I am convinced that pitcher was trying to keep me up all night... it was taking 30 minutes per inning. He also had some weird thing about throwing at least three times to knock someone off base. Oh well, we all have our quirks.

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