Booked Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays for August.

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  1. lisaw

    lisaw New Member

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    I'll be there with my peanuts and crackerjack :lol:

    DS is beyond excited - he is saving all his money for the shop (he doesn't know we have bought him a Jersey and ball for his birthday next week :D)

    So anything I need to know about going to a US baseball game, so I don't look like a complete tourist :lol: I pretty much know all the rules so should be able to follow the game. DS has said he needs to take his mitt with him in case a ball comes into the crowd so he can catch it, better than a ball hitting me I suppose.

    We are sitting along the home to first base line :D
     
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    Nice seating location, Lisa! :D

    No tips about what to do--other than be careful what you buy to eat at the game. Some things can be really messy! :lol:

    Cactus League spring training began yesterday. Or so I discovered! Went to a client's office and got stuck in traffic heading to one of the many stadiums. :rolleyes: I really need to remember to check the schedules for the next month! :lol:
     
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    Those are good seats and he might just have a chance to catch a ball or two if he's lucky :thumbsup:
     
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    Depending on how close you are sitting you should warn DS about 'trash-talk' he might overhear! :nono: Maybe learn the words to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"?? Although they usually only play that during the 7th inning stretch.
     
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    How did i miss this thread?

    That's fab news Lisa.

    Jack is still hoping to see a Monster Jam!
     
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    Don't worry Rosie - he comes from a family of football (soccer) fans and goes to watch fottball games regularly - he knows all about 'that' sort of talk :rolleyes2:

    We all know that song - we watched too much Barney when the kids were little :lol:
     
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    Do you have book that or is it a turn up sort of thing?
     
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    Great news Lisa. Will you tell him or keep it as a surprise.
     
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    No he knows - I am too much of a child and can't keep secrets I get too excited :lol: Also it is a good threatening tool for the next few months :evil:
     
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    Has to be booked.

    There is one in Florida but it's too far for us without a car.
     
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    Never, ever take your eye off the ball! :eek: If you are going to Tropicana Stadium it is a little weird as it is indoors...but not bad for all that. :D

    There are loads of fun things to eat, so be sure to try some! :yes: (Other than the obligatory hot dog, I mean). :wink:

    Did I mention NEVER take your eyes off the ball! :eek: Seriously, that is when someone will pop fly it right into your noggin. :( I've seen more people hit because they weren't watching... those balls fly at easily over 90 miles an hour and they are HARD! :eek:

    Bring the mitt for sure! :yes: Loads of folks do.

    The "local" fans of the Rays will have cowbells and ring them when there is a run, or when they want to distract the other team. Kind of unusual if you don't expect it.

    There is a big silly mascot who runs all around. May or may not stop by and maul you a bit! :lol:

    There will be songs played, and some of them will prompt audience participation. The wave is the most frequently seen one. :yes:

    The seventh inning stretch is tradition. :yes: Stand up, sway, stretch and of course sing. :D :lol:

    Wear your cap! :D :D

    NEVER EVER TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL!!!!! (Did I say that yet)? :wink:
     
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    You have scared me now Tink! I don't do audience participation - that seventh inning stretch sounds scary :hide: I will have to take an extended restroom break then :lol:

    I will offer DS a reward if he manages to stop me getting hit on the head with a ball - he is quite a good catch :D

    Really looking forward to it ..... i think :unsure: :lol:
     
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    Nothing to be scared of, Lisa. You participate or not, as you choose. No one will care if you don't--except your family! It you do take a restroom break, head out before the inning ends or you'll spend far too long in a queue! :lol:

    It literally is just a tradition of standing up and stretching while singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." :D
     
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    I have just watched a video on Youtube - I think I can handle that :D
     
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    The only thing you "have to do" without standing out is to rise for the National Anthem. :yes: Everything else is up to you! :yes:

    Loads of folks don't participate in the group things. :yes:
     
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    i always do the seventh inning thing, i love baseball. You will love it i'm sure

    is it tampa bay rays you are seeing? if so that was the first team we saw play the charleston riverdogs. Have also seen the atlanta braves playing the mets (i think) and the oklahoma redhawks play someone. Just about to book a riverdogs game for July.
     
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    :yes: at Tropicana Field - Daniel is beside himself :lol:
     
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    tell him i found a ticket from March 31st 2002 the other day! of course he'll need a cap and a shirt etc etc lol
     
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    Lisa, are you staying over or driving to and from Orlando in the same day? I ask because if you are staying over there is a Hampton Inn on Beach in St. Petes that is right near the (free) shuttle to Tropicana Field. And Ceviche is one block down. :D

    We go every year to a Yankees/Rays game and stay there for those two reasons. :D :D We'll be there in October this year. :yes:
     
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    No we are driving there and back afterwards - I am quite happy driving back at night. Thank you for those suggestions though :)
     

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