"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."
Josh and I sung this song Tuesday night during the 7th Inning Stretch at the Mariner's Game at Safeco Field. (Yea, this is a late post - sorry!). We didn't actually buy any peanuts, although I think Josh secretly wanted some; however, he was persuaded otherwise not wanting to pay a billion dollars for a bag of nuts.
We set out for the game because it was an SCU Alumni event. I heard about it from a former SCU Ambassador (aka tour guide) that came into my Starbucks store earlier. She mentioned the game and possibly meeting people. Josh and I thought it would be fun. Perhaps we'd meet some new people, or maybe network. We bought the tickets from the Alumni Office and off we went to see the Mariners.
We got there right on time and headed to the "Will Call" window. They had my ticket, but no Josh's ticket. Sad. The guy was very nice and helpful though, and took us to customer service. With my handy iPhone, I was able to show that we paid for both tickets. This got us in the doors and up to the SCU area.
We arrived to the SCU area, which was basically just a few rows that SCU had bought out. There were some other younger people there, but nobody familiar. In fact, it was really hard to know who was from SCU and who was there just for the game. Well, there goes the friend and networking idea. Oh well, we shrugged our shoulders and decided to just enjoy the game.
It had been a while since I'd been to a baseball game. We were a bit spoiled since our last one was at Petco Park in San Diego for Josh's cousin's Cody's graduation. They had a entire section blocked off and everything; it was quite nice. Even though we didn't get a special section, we still left the park with smiles and an enjoyable evening. And I know you're thinking...did they stay to the end? Naww, I got cold and the game wasn't the closest of scores. We did get to the 7th Inning Stretch though.
P.S. I finally figured out who Ichiro was on the Starbucks Rewards Cards - everyone talks about them and how special they are, yada yada. Don't know either? Check it out.