Sunday, July 11, 2010

A night of baseball...

So after laying low and being undecided as to what to do with our afternoon/evening, something sparked my curiosity as to whether or not the Mariners had a game today. I immediately pulled up their website and found that they had a game starting 3 hours later. After mentioning it to James, we decided to go for it. We didn't have any tickets, but had heard in the past that they rarely sell out, so we should be safe. We immediately got Oba ready for a night alone and headed up north. We figured we'd have time for dinner beforehand at the Pyramid Brewery (another MUST for James, which happens to be located across the street from Safeco Field), but much to our surprise, the traffic was horrendous! We ended up getting to Safeco Field in just enough time to buy tickets and catch the first pitch. With that being said, we decided to scratch dinner and just do it afterwards (a little late, but that's alright).

It turned out to be a lot of fun. I haven't been to a baseball game in a LONG time so it was a nice change of pace. With it being so last minute, our seats were pretty high up, but it was still fun. James ended up grabbing some garlic fries to tie us over until after the game -- they were awesome by the way. Although, I could eat anything that has garlic on it...yum.

The only downside to the evening was the sadness that came from seeing the various little babies around us which made us think about how this would've been Liv's first game. It's hard not to think about things like that, especially when you're constantly surrounded by reminders...

Anyways...Overall, it was a good game and the Mariners ended up winning! Throughout the game, the Mariners fans seemed pretty calm compared to what I was expecting. The only noise came from Yankees fans throughout most of the game. That changed though in the 8th inning when Lopez hit a grand slam. The crowd went nuts, and it pretty much ended the game 4-1. Below are some pictures from our evening...

I love that you can see downtown Seattle from the field...
After the grand slam...
Action shot...
And of course the crowd went crazy for Derek Jeter...
As we headed to the Pyramid Brewery for a super late dinner...

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