Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wined and Dined at the Ball Park

Last week my husband had unplanned corporate tickets to a Minnesota Twins game.  We were wined and dined on the Budweiser Roof Top deck. In my line of work, there are never  perks like this, and with  big corporations getting their bottom lines shored up again after the recession, the trickle down perks my husband used to enjoy frequently have been fewer.  We couldn't have asked for a better night.  It was still in the low 70's when the game started, and cooled down nicely.  The roof top deck has a gorgeous fire pit, so if  a little chilly, you could warm up by the fire. Food was typical ball park fair of hot dogs, brats, pretzels and cheese, and chicken strips, but also a caesar sald, plus popcorn and peanuts for everyone.  DH never drinks when he drives, and I am a two beer kind of gal, so he gave his drink tickets to a couple out with another couple and ayoung baby.  They looked like they could use the night out!  Soda and water was provided throughout the night.  There were extra little perks like sunglasses, pins, and beads all in pink to support breast cancer awareness. Despite the loss of our boys of summer, it was a fun night.  Let me "take you out to the ball game."




The Minneapolis skyline overlooks Target field. We are not the metropolis of New York or Chicago, but it is a pretty scene when the sun starts to set. 



 My Twins were World Champions in 1987 and 1991.The playoffs for the 1987 series caused a twenty minute delay to the start of our wedding because all the groomsmen, half the guests, and the pastor were all listening to the end of close game. 
 Love the giant jumbo trons and the fun pregame challenges.  This was a softball pitch game to see if any fans selected could hit one out of the park.  Of course, they set the field up in the outfield, but fun none the less. 

 For those of you not familiar with the Twin Cities, we are Minneapolis and St Paul, actualy two entirely different cities that just happen to be right next to each other, thus the name of our beloved team, the Twins.  





Getting my "fan girl" picture with one of the stars from those two World Series wins, Kent Hrbek. We see him now promoting heating and cooling systems, and playing in  charitable golf tournaments. 


 Not to be left out, even DH posed.  Actually, this is a rare agreed upon photo, and he probably will not be happy it is posted.  The shirt was a gift from the kids a few years back for his birthday.  He is trimmer than he looks-it is over a size too big for him. 

6 comments:

  1. Very interesting! Baseball isn't played much here so it's totally incomprehensible to me! You must be a very forgiving sort of person if your husband (and most of the menfolk by the sound of it) were late for your wedding and still you support your local team. Being late is the bride's privilege around here!

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    1. Well it was the playoffs! I probably was a little panicky but since they ended up winning the World Series, I had to let it slide. Plus, we have a good story about our day. The pastor wore the Twins cap for his wedding message too.

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  2. That is an awesome perk. Den's company has a Christmas dinner and that's about it. I would say that you both lucked out with this one even though they lost.

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    1. There were some real "do's" in the 90's. This was pretty nice though.

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  3. I love reading your blog, simply for the mentions of "home". I grew up in Anoka and my husband and I moved out to western North Dakota in 2012. While there are some things I love about where we live, I will always love my home state and hometown.

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    1. I know what you mean! I love reading about my back yard when I am out of the state. It makes me feel connected to the bigger world. Twins are only 1 1/2 game out of the wild card. root Root Root!

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