‘Tis the season for… BASEBALL! And I expect there to be lots and lots of it this season.
Today, we went to the Tides Opening Day. The Tides are our local AAA Team. The other day we saw the Tides play the Baltimore Orioles in an exhibition game, wherein the Tides won. Just a note, the Tides are the farm team for the Orioles, meaning the Orioles pull players up from the Tides to play in the majors. Also, it is my opinion that if you are playing against your farm team, you ought to be winning.
This was the Boy’s first opening day. We went a little early and got to see some batting practice, but the highlight for the Boy, I’m sure, was the Tides band, which consisted of a tuba, trombone, trumpet, and a drum. The Boy was truly enthralled – they took breaks, and he would look around to see what else was going on, but as soon as they started playing again, he looked at them the entire time.
Other than the band, he did really well. We sat next to a Gramma and Grampa who were just hysterical. The Boy bonded with Gramma when she gave him a french fry, and then another. Happiest kid ever. Hubs said the Gramma just kept going with the jokes. “There are so many Os on the scoreboard we could make Spaghetti-O’s.”
The Tides lost their Home Opener 1-0. But it was a great game, with a great atmosphere. And free tacos. At the end of the game, Taco Bell was giving out samples of their new Doritos Taco, which was sooo yummy!
Can’t wait for more baseball this season.