Dodgers vs. Astros
On Saturday, my friend Mikey and I made the trek down highway 290 from Austin to Houston to watch the Dodgers take on the Astros at Minute Maid park. The stadium is really awesome! The roof was closed, so we weren’t affected by the outside heat, which was probably close to 100°. Our seats were on the first base side, between first base and the foul pole, six rows back. The view was great, and when I bought the tickets online at stubhub.com, the seller said, “Great seats for foul balls”. I always bring, my glove to a game, but this time I almost didn’t, thinking that since I always bring my glove, but never even come close to getting a foul ball, I’d reverse it and not bring the glove in hopes that a foul ball would come my way. Anyways, I am glad I brought it, because in the top of the 4th inning, Jayson Werth hit a foul that came our way. It was a pretty high pop-up, not a liner by any means, and it looked at first like it was headed to the rows behind us, but then it started curving towards our seats. I stood up, kept my eye on the ball, stuck out my glove, and “Bam!”. I reached in the glove and pulled out the ball! It was totally awesome!!! Then I raised the ball in the air in triumph. I was so stoked, and when Mikey took my picture holding the ball, my hand was shaking like crazy.
Minute Maid park is a great place to see a game. There is tons of food, at reasonable prices. We each got super-astro dogs, which were huge, and I later got a bbq beef sandwich, while Mikey got a big bowl of nachos. We also had plenty of beer, peanuts and cracker jack. I was surprised by the large number of Dodger fans there. It was pretty cool. But it was kind of lame because the Astros fans had a lot to cheer about since they won the game… But, it was an awesome day at the ballpark, nonetheless!blog comments powered by Disqus