Thursday, April 26, 2012


My birthday - Day Two.

I drove to Phoenix yesterday and went to an Arizona Diamondbacks game, courtesy of my old pal, Steve.  Unfortunately our team lost to the Philadelphia Phillies but we did get to see a great pitching performance by Cole Hamel and an ESPN-highlights play where a ball got away from the catcher and he apparently didn't realize the baserunner on first base was circling the bases.  When he did realize it, he threw him out at home as the runner was trying to score.

Anyway, not too many Dbacks highlights but apparently one was happening as I caught Steve grinning broadly.

Here's a short video of one of my favorite guys at the ballpark.  Turn your sound up.

This guy is famous for his loud chant "Ice cold lemonade, just like your grandma made!"  Unfortunately, I guess he hasn't worked out such a chant for cotton candy.

Meantime, outside, you get the feeling of the size of this parking garage and, in fact, all of the structures in downtown Phoenix.

That guy pictured in full swing on the poster is none other than the (now retired) hero of the Diamondbacks, Luis "Gonzo" Gonzalez.  Probably the most beloved former player.

Finally, as I was leaving the area, who should I run into but some of the Diamondbacks girls, who were gracious enough to pose for me.

With that, my day at the ballpark ended on a perfect note, even if my team did lose.


The Bug said...

Sounds like a great day at the ballpark!

Steve said...

Wish I could have been at the ball park. The one in Oakland.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Dana, it WAS a great day.

Steve, at least your team won yesterday!

Lowandslow said...

Glad you had a good time, even if your team was just a little short of time. (You never lose, you just run out of time, right?) :)


Stephen Hayes said...

It sounds to me like you're having an around great week. And it's only half over.

quilteddogs said...

He was still selling lemonade last week. I wonder when he started selling cotton candy. He has come a long way since selling at Phoenix Giants games.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Scott - I love that attitude. Yes, they definitely ran out of time.

Stephen - After two days of celebrating, I was worn out!

QD - I think the vendors can change what they sell depending on what is selling. For instance, one of the beer guys also was selling peanuts.