|Love the new cleats - best shoes on the team, VZ boys!|
I entered a photo from a recent game in a contest and it won, so I went to this game courtesy Infinite Energy. Thanks, gas company! We had a great time. :) My cousin Catherine was the photographer, so obviously she had to come... and Alison was front and center giggling over her Marteenball, so of course she got a ticket too. Ticket #3 was offered to Molly (the other adorable girl in the pic!) but she had family plans and couldn't drive over for the game. Completely devastated, I offered the ticket to Tammy -- SJ's mom, who I thought would be a fun addition.
...I forgot that Tammy hoots at the boys. And I accidentally gave her a large, unfolded fan, and she used it as a megaphone.
Looking back, it's kind of hilarious. In the moment - all day - it was mortifying. Well, at least O was amused...
|Did I mention she was loud? She was loud. She has her own cheers, too...|
Crazy lady. ;) ❤
Okay, so we all went early for BP (of course) and stayed late for the Styx concert. Here are some pictures, click to enlarge, and there are about a million pics in the album because full sun + new camera = best time to test it out, right? Right.
|Raise your hand if you don't like SocksUp Beachy.|
That's what I thought. ;)
|Come back sooooon, JJ!|
|This is his Stallone pose.|
|Hi Jonny. Yes, my friend hooted at you. Thanks for waving at her.|
|I love it when they play keep-away from Kimmie. hee hee|
|Tommy's hair flowed as he ran like a lion's mane. A giant red lion's mane.|
|I always say "bye boys" when they run in, but Tammy yelled it in the megaphone so they could hear it today. *sigh*|
While we were upstairs to take Tammy through the 755 Club (she'd never been) and get Alison her favorite dinner (pasta in the club level), I realized my wallet wasn't in my bag. 99% sure it was in my car's back seat (and the car was parked in an official lot for once), I wasn't going to go to the car to check on it, but Catherine insisted. As some of you know, I have fibromyalgia and sometimes I can't walk very well. It's fun. ;) Catherine offered to go to the car for me: "You're just going to worry about it and you're not going to enjoy the game," and the other girls agreed and each offered to walk with her. I have great friends and family. :) I tried to protest, but seriously, Catherine had her mind made up.
Well, she and Alison went to the car, the wallet was in the back seat, and in a stroke of bad luck, somehow the keys got locked in the trunk. It took the supposed on-site AAA service TWO HOURS to get there, and the girls missed the first half of the game. I felt horrible. :( :( :( So sorry my perpetual bad luck rubbed off on you girls!
Let's go back to positive things, yes? Tammy and I saw our friend Allison M. outside the gates and got to say hi to her for a second, and a super-nice/helpful Braves employee named Connor entertained us for a little while and told me where to go to inquire about AAA. And look at what Tammy found... it's a BMac ball, the boy version of Jenna's Tommyball!
|So cute. There's a JHey ball, too.|
|Sometimes I forget MattE's a Brave again and I get super-excited to see him in the cage or on the rail. It wasn't the same without MattE!|
|There are a lot more pics like this in the full album.|
|WHY do I keep accidentally getting pictures of them with their hands in their pants. Does it really happen that often?! This is one of the more family-appropriate ones.|
|For SJ :)|
|Happy birthday, Pam!|
(There are about a zillion pics of Huddy in the album. He pitched a great one.)
|Mike looks fast just standing there, doesn't he?|
|Freddie flipping a ball to a fan|
|He looks like a model for the trophies they hand out in Little League!|
|Too, too pretty.|
|It was fan appreciation weekend, and they gave away prizes to random seat locations. I wonder what would happen if no one was in the seat?|
|The sun was pretty bright for a little while.|
|119 is a good place to sit. Great view of the game.|
|The Gonzalezes were sure Alex touched the bag.|
|They didn't convince the umpire.|
|Stop distracting me, cute pitchers! There is a baseball game going on!|
|The Mets have pink backpacks. Our bullpen boys never did that this year.|
|Oooh, keeping comments to self on this one. (Enlarge and you'll see.)|
|Put this on the FB - JJ! You're looking the wrong way! :D|
|Tommy's hair and beard don't look the same color here. They looked closer when he was running in BP. I haven't checked it out up close. :D (Don't plan on it, either, heh heh. That's Jenna's boy. She can, and let me know. Ha!)|
|Beardy Rossy did NOT spend enough time on our end of the rail.|
|Sent this to Michelle last night, prompting a jokey exchange...|
Me: Your boyfriend is so bald. :)
Michelle: You do realize yours is too, right? And younger? ;)
Me: Really though, I love how smashy they are. Cuddle a little closer, boys!
|I have a lot of friends who love Marteen. |
There's a fair amount of #14 pics in the album too. :)
|Game-winning hit, thank you sir.|
|Close it out, doll!|
|I get a lot of accusations - almost entirely from men - that my blog is "all about butts" or "baseball pants" or whatever you want to call it. Might as well give 'em what they want, right?|
|Hug! High/middle five!|
|Oh yeah, they could definitely hear Tammy's hooting. *sigh*|
Oh, one other thing from the game... lesson learned: when I zoom out the new camera it doesn't automatically refocus.
Next: Postgame Styx concert. They didn't play the only Styx song I know (Mr. Roboto) but the show wasn't bad. Apparently this song is/was popular:
I recognized the chorus but...yeah, didn't sing along. Sorry, rock fans. There are some pics in the album for you!
|Final score: 1-0 Braves!|
Full Album! Thanks again, Infinite Energy, and thanks for coming with, ladies! :)