I said I never would – but I did. I attended a baseball game at Tropicana Field yesterday – the Mets against the Rays.
Our seats were pretty good. David Wright, Mets 3rd baseman, treated us to some fantastic defense. All I can say is, wow!
I can’t stand artificial turf – no matter what sport. And I really, really hate domed stadiums for sports that were destined for outdoor play. That opinion still exists today. Tropicana Field wasn’t as bad as it looked on tv, but I kept looking up at the sky wishing I could see blue. I’ll even settle for a retractable roof – but let’s get some real grass out there!
Highlight of the day! Look who got a foul ball. Thole, the Mets catcher, hit a screaming line drive foul right to our seats. We all ducked low – the ball hit Emma’s seat back and became pinned between her and the seat. Santos, with lightning speed, scooped up the ball in his hands. A Tropicana usher was at our side quickly to make sure no one was hurt.
Miriam holding the ball. First time ever to touch a major league foul ball. If you’re snickering then you’re not a true baseball fan.
And, oh, yes – the Mets won! A sweep! Let’s Go Mets!