Thursday, July 25, 2013


Thanks to my friend, Steve, I went to a baseball game tonight at Chase Field and watched my beloved Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3 to 1 to split a four game series with them.

This is my view of the field from what I kiddingly tell Steve are the "nosebleed seats" in the third deck.  But the view, nearly right behind home plate gives a good look at the stadium action.

Here are my seat-mates.  Steve on the right appropriately attired.  His friend Frank on the left is, for some unknown reason, wearing an Oakland A's cap.  (And it is not for the benefit of that other A's fan who reads this blog and comments on it from far-off Germany, even though his name, too, is Steve!  ☺)

As I arrived at the stadium tonight I encountered these two guys from the Legends race held at some time during each game.

They represent a couple of Diamondbacks legends, Mark Grace and Matt Williams.  They are joined by legends Luis Gonzales and Randy Johnson in the evening races.  It's part of the joke that of all of them, Matt Grace is the only one never to win a race.

All part of what happens at Chase Field on what President and CEO Derrick Hall refers to as "an entertainment stage."  There's nothing quite like an evening or an afternoon at the ball park.


The Bug said...

We sure enjoyed our evening watching the Reds earlier this month. I love those races - apparently last week a sharknado took down the presidents in the race at the Washington Nationals game - ha!

Tom Cochrun said...

Neat outing. How are the ball park hot dogs?

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

I appreciated the Reds knocking off the Dodgers last night!

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

They're pretty darned good. I had an individual pizza last night but I tried a Diamondbacks Dog the previous time I was there.

Stephen Hayes said...

Sounds like a great outing, and I'm glad your team won.

Steve said...

The A's won their game also.