Friday, July 24, 2015

Arizona Vacation: Baseball Game

On our final night in Phoenix, we took in a Diamondbacks-Dodgers game and enjoyed getting to add another Major League Baseball stadium to each of our lists.

For the record, I've been to six stadiums: Yankees, Mets, Braves, Brewers, Rangers, Diamondbacks and Daniel has been to seven: Braves, Mets, Rangers, Reds, Cardinals, Orioles, Diamondbacks

Getting to the Chase Field in downtown Phoenix was pretty easy. Our hotel shuttle dropped us off at the light rail station that was close to the hotel and we rode downtown with a throng of people. It was great to not have to find our way by car or have to find parking. After the game was over, the light rail stop was just outside the stadium gate and we only had to wait a little while for the train.

In thinking about what to wear to the game, knowing that the outside temperature was still going to be over 100 degrees for most of the evening (think: oven), I opted to leave my jacket in the hotel room. What we didn't think about was that the roof of the stadium might remain closed and a bunch of frigid air would be pumped in for nine innings! I was basically feeling like an ice cube for most of the game and was actually happy to get back outside after the game was over!

We had great seats, right over home plate. Even though we were three tiers up, we could see every play and hardly had to move our head very much! We were routing for the D-backs since one season in Daniel's baseball career his team had been the Diamondbacks. He even brought his hat to wear and we joked that it was now "vintage" since the D-backs' logo has changed. Unfortunately, the Dodgers won the game, but it was still fun to see them all play.

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