Went to a ballgame today at Dodger Stadium to see the Dodgers play the Diamondbacks for first place. I haven’t been to a game here in several years so there was a lot of nostalgia for this visit. And I, of course, just had to have a dodger dog!
It was a really long game, with so many pitching changes and it really slowed down the pace, but that was ok in the end since the Matt Kemp ended the game with a walk-off hit in the 9th! Woohoo! It was amazing.
Tonight Bay and I went to see the Oklahoma City Dodgers play the Round Rock Express at the Dell Diamond. It was a minor league baseball game, but there were some major-leaguers playing – most notably, Joc Pederson and Kyle Farmer for the Dodgers. They will soon be called back up to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they make their push towards the playoffs.
But in the meantime, it was cool to see these Dodgers up close. As you can see from the photos, Bay got Joc Pederson’s autograph (and Kyle Farmer’s as well) to add to his cap. Minor league games are pretty cool because they are a lot more relaxed and informal.
I splurged a bit and bought row 2 seats behind the plate, but since it’s minor league, they were only $14 each. A pretty good deal to be close enough to talk to the players!
Even though the Dodgers lost the game, it was great to see the larger-than-life ballplayers up close. And when you see them up close, they are just regular people. Kind of cool!