As a lifelong baseball fan, what a thrill it was to be at a World Series game. My team wasn't playing, and the seat, while certainly satisfactory, was not exactly close. It didn't matter. Here I was at one of only six or seven of these games that will be played, and I'm there with one of my brothers and my eleven-month-old nephew. (I know that sounds like a bad idea for the little one to be there. I said as much. Nevertheless, the little guy was really well behaved.)
Although a Dallas Cowboys regular season game was taking place across the parking lot, the ballpark was predictably packed with folks eager to see the Texas Rangers even the series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Zooey Deschanel was there to sing the National Anthem (and promote her sitcom
on the game's network broadcaster).
There were flags, including this big one on the field during pre-game...
...and a former baseball great (Nolan Ryan) and former President (George W. Bush).
The sellout crowd went nuts when Mike Napoli hit a three run home run to put the Rangers ahead 4-0.
All in all, it was a beautiful night in the mid to upper 60s. I'm sure there's more I can say, but it's been plenty of work to get this posted after tonight's game.
Labels: baseball, on the road, Texas, traveling, vacation, World Series