Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

 Chase Field (Formerly Bank One Ball Park or BOB) in downtown Phoenix. When this building was first built people came from all over the world to see how they constructed the roof that completely opens. It was closed when we arrived.

We had very good seats, right behind the Diamondbacks dugout.
There was always lots of fun things and excitement.

 Alex learned to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" last year and his voice sang in my head all evening. We had popcorn and pretzels and soda pop. And even a bag of cotton candy.

Part way through the game they opened the roof. It was so quite we didn't even know it until somebody yelled out.

Even with all the excitement and being in a section of expensive seats (ours were gifts) there were people texting through the entire game.

Sadly the D-Backs lost to the San Francisco Giants but it was a great time out. We waited for awhile for the crowd to subside and then walked around the stadium so I could get a photo of the pool on the opposite side from where we sat. Pretty Cool, Huh?
I never went to games as a kid. My first games were football and basketball in junior and senior high school. When they sang out "Let's Go D-Backs" I kept hearing "Let's Go East High."
Memories are everywhere.