Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Baseball-time is Here!

This should come as no surprise to y'all, but I'm so excited for baseball season to be back!
Obviously, I'm most excited about the return of my Yankees to my television and computer screen (not to mention their 28th World Series win this year, duh).  But more than watching it on tv, I love BEING at a game.  There's just something magical about being at a ballpark-- the warmth of the sun, the crack of the bat, the hot dog in my hand, the roar of the crowd...  I just love it.
I've never really made it my goal to visit every MLB ballpark in America.  Granted, it would be awesome, and I'm 100% down for it.  But it's just not a mission I'm on.  I've only been to three games MLB ballparks-- the old Yankee Stadium, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and Nationals Park in DC.  I've also toured Fenway Park, which was really cool.
But this year, we've got a TON of baseball lined up.  We've already been to a college game to see my two alma maters (undergrad and law school) battle.  We're going in July to both DC and Baltimore where we will see the Mets vs. Nationals at Nationals Park and Red Sox vs. Orioles at Camden Yards (new ballpark for me!).
Then, we plan to go to at least three minor league stadiums-- the Durham Bulls, the Hickory Crawdads, and our local team the Winston-Salem Dash (where I know we'll be spending several evenings this summer).  I also want to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans during a trip to the beach and see my Tar Heels at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill.  
Of course, my year would be made if we could get back to Yankee Stadium, and Donny would love to go back to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  But who knows if we'll be able to get those in...  

Happy Baseball Season to you all!!  (Except Red Sox fans... Sorry Jodi :))

Helene in Between

8 comments:

  1. We should go to a Yankees/Red Sox game in NY. Maybe next summer? I have no away games planned for this summer which is a bummer!

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  2. I think it's cute that you think the Yankees are going to be good this year =)

    So excited for your trip to DC!

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  3. Your friends would love it if you and Donny could get back to Rangers Ballpark and YAY!!! Hickory Crawdads!!! XO

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  4. yankees are by far my favorite team!! especially the yankees!! thanks for linking up!!

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  5. Yay baseball!!!! INDIANS baseball ;)

    You should totally take a trip up to CLE. And when you do, I'll show ya around!

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  6. I agree, y'all should make a trip to the Ballpark!! You know you have free places to stay!! :)

    I'll bribe you with Taco Cabana! You know I have the hook up!

    :)

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  7. Maybe you could go to a Greensboro grasshoppers game too. The Carolina Mudcats are 45 minutes east of Raleigh, but that might be a long drive.

    The Bulls games are so much fun!! And Boshaner is a must!

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  8. Yay for baseball season!! I think it would be so fun to go to visit all the stadiums. I've told C I want to do that for football ($$$, right?). I know we have talked about this a lot...but I'm not sure if I ever told you that I went to school with Vernon Wells? He plays for your team now! :) I will have to dig up some pics from high school to show you!

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