Play Ball!

July 20, 2012

Ah, the crack of the bat, the noise of the crowd, the smell of the…pressed Cuban sandwiches? That’s how we do it, here in Tampa Bay.

Yesterday my family and I went to a Tampa Bay Rays game—I’m the baseball fan in the family, so a summer isn’t complete for me without a game or two over at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. We like going to day games during the week—the crowds are usually smaller and we don’t get home at midnight.  (We’re fuddy-duddies, I admit.)

We had a great crowd today, more than 27,000. Lots of kids from local camps and childcare centers banging thunder sticks and hoping to catch a foul ball.

My favorite part:

The Tropicana Field roof—and the air conditioning contained therein.

Rays lefthander David Price getting ready to pitch.

Sorry, I didn’t get a photo of the Cuban sandwich before we ate it...

Oh, and best of all, the Rays beat Cleveland 6-0. And since Rays pitching struck out 10, we all get coupons for free pizza from Papa John’s!

Rays baseball—an awesome summer tradition. What are you favorite summer traditions?

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  1. Fun! We enjoy college baseball, but we haven't been to any games lately.

  2. College baseball would be fun to go see, I would think. You probably haven't been recently because you've been too busy doing other things! Hope you're having a great summer and that it isn't too hot where you are!

  3. Hi Kathy, I'm a day late and a dollar short, but I am watching the Ray's and the Mariners right now. The Ray's are awesome, but they should have kept my Johnny Damon.

    Kathy M.

  4. Hi, Kathy--I agree that they should have kept Johnny. He liked it here, too, and wanted to stay. He actually plays for the Indians now, and I was hoping to see him yesterday, but he didn't start, and we were on the other side of the field from the visiting dugout so I couldn't even see him there! I was going to take a picture of the big screen with his name and stats on it for you! :)

  5. Oh, thank you for thinking of me! That would have been wonderful. I never see the Indians on t.v., we just aren't in their area.

    Kathy M.