Thursday, July 31, 2014

Take Him Out To The Ball Game!


Dad, Reef Indy, and Cousin Belle "Tailgate" Padre Game
Dad, Reef Indy, and Cousin Belle "Tailgate"

Best Steak Fries at Petco Park - yummy and only $4.
Reef Indy went to his first baseball game today. Being of a mixed union (Mom is a Cardinals’ fan while Dad is a true blue Padre), Reef’ wardrobe was an amusing mixture of blue and red!

Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Oscar Taveras hit a two-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Reef’s Grandma was very pleased with the outcome.

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Reef and Opa enjoying Tony Gwynn monument. RIP Mr. Padre.
As a side note, after scrutinizing the rules posted on the Padre website, we decided to buy tickets for the grassy hill. The rules clearly stated that umbrellas were permissible during warm weather. Attempting to pass through the gates, we were interrogated by a rather rude lad in a security outfit. He stated that he did not care what the rules specified; we could not bring in the umbrella. He suggested Oma take it up with customer services.

Dad brought the umbrella back to the car. . . . not a short walk. In the interim, Oma explained the situation to customer services and he agreed that the umbrella was allowable. So poor Dad and Opa went back to the car to get the umbrella.

However, things did not go smoothly still! They were hassled going out of the park and harried again going into the park. By the time they were allowed to enter with the umbrella, poor Dad and Opa missed most of the game.

Even worst; due to the lack of shade, unfortunate Reef Indy went home with a farmer’s tan. Luckily an application of fresh aloe prevented a burn.

Moral of the story is . . . . . do not sit in the grass on sunny days???? . . . . the Padres do not care about the health of their young fans??? . . . . do not believe what you read on the Padre website??

Not really sure what the moral is, but it will be a while before I return to Petco Park. We did not even get an apology!

Reef Indy enjoying his after-game  spaghetti at Filippi's Pizza Grotto.
Reef Indy enjoying his after-game
spaghetti at Filippi's Pizza Grotto.

Quick trip to the mall to get ready for Oma & Opa's 40th.
Quick trip to the mall to get ready for Oma & Opa's 40th.

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