Take Me Out to the Ball Game

There may be no better way to celebrate the accomplishment of running a 13.1 mile race than by attending a professional baseball game.  After our half marathon, we all headed to the BallPark in Arlington to watch the Texas Rangers play the Seattle Mariners.  The ballpark was impressive and beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a nicer day!

Being that Johnnie is from Seattle, we are definitely Mariners fans.  Unfortunately this game wasn't the best that the Mariners played.  Luckily for us, the bacon-wrapped hot dogs and cold draft beers kept smiles on our faces despite the Rangers beating the Mariners in a 12-5 victory.  That's right... I said bacon-wrapped hot dogs :)

Happiness is sunshine, good friends, and cold beer :)

We may have been the only Mariners fans in the ballpark :)

Whenever the Texas Rangers hit a home run, fireworks were set off and the song from the movie "The Natural" was played.  It was a pretty inspirational sight to see!  The Rangers had four home runs, including one grand slam.

The highlight of the game for all of us was when Johnnie caught a Texas line-drive home run ball! Technically he didn't catch it, he simply stopped it with one hand while holding (and not spilling) a beer in the other ;)  Being a Mariners fan, he decided to give the ball to a young Rangers fan sitting behind us.

The game was an attendance record for the season!

Texas set a franchise record for season attendance with 2,946,949 in it's 51st season.

"Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."
~Jack Norworth

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