Tuesday was the first game we picked. It was a game against the Boston Red Sox. I am very loyal to my teams. I love the Rays (my AL team) and the Atlanta Braves (my NL team). I am most definitely not a fan of our AL East rivals, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. I just don't like them. But since they're our big rivals, I love going to those games. They usually draw a big crowd and are usually a little rowdy. Well this season, Boston is kinda bad. OK, really bad. The Trop was practically empty. Boston is considered a "Gold" game which means only the first 100 cars with 4 or more people get free parking. So when we were only meeting at 6pm, I knew we'd be paying the ridiculously steep $20 parking fee. When we pulled up to the gate, we got waved in with free parking. It was our lucky day!!! We parked really close (that should tell you there was absolutely no one at this game) and headed in. We grabbed our amazingly bright shirts and went up to our seats in the upper deck.
Once we got settled, a cute young Rays employee approached us and asked if we would be interested in a free ticket upgrade. I'm always up for a ticket upgrade. All we had to do was trade our ticket stubs for tickets in the front row. Yes. The FRONT row! Hello!?!?!? Of course we're interested. We swapped our tickets and headed down to our brand new seats, which just happened to be at the Boston bullpen. As much as I dislike Boston, I love baseball players and appreciate their talent. I love meeting them, getting pictures and autographs. Remember I'm the 30 yr old girl who brings a baseball with her just to get signatures (which I didn't bring). Sitting right behind the players, regardless of their team affiliation, was a dream come true! I was in hog heaven.
|Thanks to whoever took the picture and texted it to Sharon. I had just caught the ball. Look how excited we look!!!|
|Ours isn't as clean since it's they actually use it during bullpen warm ups but I forgot to take a pic|