Part of my birthday present from Michael was tickets to two Padres’ games this week. They’re playing MY team, the A’s. We went last night, and we’re going again this afternoon. FUN! Even though the A’s got completely KICKED last night, we still had a good time.
I love watching people, especially in situations like sporting events. It’s amazing how walking into a ballpark makes some people feel completely uninhibited. We had a little baby boy behind us….so cute! Dressed all in his Padres get-up, he blew bubbles and babbled most the way through the game. I just wanted to squish him he was so adorable. We had a couple sitting in front of us that alternately fought and snuggled their way through the game. I love when people get put up on the big screen and don’t know they’re up there……you see them at their “finest”….always good for a giggle. I’m not malicious in the least, it’s just funny to watch people when they don’t know 30,000 other people have their eyes on them. Have you ever noticed that guys don’t usually get up and dance or sing to the music in between half innings, but girls almost always will at least mouth the words to the song? Why do you think that is?
There were quite a few A’s fans around….it was depressing to see my team play SO badly…pitching, defense…it was like watching the Bad News Bears at one point. I’m sure they made the bloopers on ESPN for at least one, maybe two plays. It’s much more fun to watch your team in their home stadium, even when they lose. Kind of weird to watch them in a different town. But it was baseball, and for me, that’s just a little bit of heaven on a hot summer night. Right now I’m debating whether to put Ryley and Grace into their full-on A’s outfits to go to the game. I don’t think Michael will approve! LOL!