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Day 163: Baseball, Beer, Warm Sun… It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

Day 163:  Brooke & Andi at the Baseball Game

Day 163: Brooke & Andi at the Baseball Game

Baseball. It just doesn’t get much more American than that. I spent a good chunk of my childhood watching (or playing) baseball, whether that was out in the backyard, down at the ball fields or in a major league stadium, and now it is one of the activities that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside thinking about it from afar.

When we were in Peoria, my dad took Pat, Andi and I down to the local minor league game for the perfect Sunday afternoon session. Although not as exciting as heading to St. Louis to see a big major league game (Go Cards!), it was still nice to introduce Pat to a bit of the sport that Americans call their national pastime.

homer the mascot peoria chiefs

Homer, the Mascot of the Peoria Chiefs

pitcher pitching

And there's the pitch...

batter swinging

... and the batter swings.

costumed people entertaining crowd

Costumed People Entertaining Crowd

potato sack race

A Potato Sack Race In Between Innings

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Pat's New Favorite Sport?

All in all a fun day, wouldn’t you say?


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8 Responses to Day 163: Baseball, Beer, Warm Sun… It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

  1. sharon June 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    We were there that same day … because it was EP baseball day! I’m so sad I didn’t run into you!

  2. Amy June 24, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    I was trying to see about going to an ABL game while we were down in Australia in December (just for the heck of it), but it seems any time we’re in a town with a team, they’re off in another town playing! Darn!

    • Brooke July 2, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      Just the luck of it!

  3. Rebecca June 25, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    Ohmigod, I love all the stuff going on between innings!! I have never been to a minor league game before, looks super entertaining!!

  4. bethany June 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    Glad Pat liked it! I come from a huge baseball family – my Uncle Ralph was the trainer for the Baltimore Orioles for 20 years and so we went to a lot of games when i was kid. Some of my older cousins were even bat boys. My uncle was so well loved they named the training room at camden yards after him. I love baseball too. Even if you watch rec center games with kids there is just something comforting about it. It must’ve been great for you to partake in all the classics while you were home. 🙂

  5. Tony June 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Is that a photo of Pat after he competed in the potato sack race? Looks like a bit of sweat going on…

    • Brooke July 2, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      It was hooootttt over in the State.

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