Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kiki's First Baseball Game

A couple of weeks ago was the last game of the season for the Atlanta Braves and eBalz scored some tickets for the afternoon game against the Nats. Neither team had anything riding on the game, the weather was good and we decided to take the kids to their first baseball game. So it was Kiki, Sophie and Christopher with the dads and our poker buddy Brian came along as well. We had pretty decent seats behind first base and a great view of the field.

Right after finding our seats we left Chris with all the kids and went to get some dogs and drinks. He gave them a quick explanation of how the game works and by the time we got back they were watching intently. But baseball being the slow paced game that it is, they soon lost interest and were busier trying to figure out what the vendors were trying to sell and pretty much asked to buy everything.

At one point the Braves scored a home run which brought with it some fireworks and a lot of cheering. The kids loved that of course. But when we were at the bottom of the eighth inning after 2 hours and still tied 1-1 we decided to beat the post-game rush and headed out. They even brought out Chipper Jones as a pinch hitter to end the season, but nothing came of it. Earlier in the game I said that I'm sure that since this game didn't matter to either team they won't want to drag it out too much. So obviously it went to 15 innings after we left. Doh!

Here are some pictures from the game. First, me and my girl enjoying her first ball game:

Then, it's the two sweet, sweet-toothed girls:

Chris carrying all three kids out of Turner Field:


BrainMc said...

Don't forget that Kiki now knows that the double play is the pitcher's best friend.

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