Pirates Opening Day!!

So today’s blog will not be about Photography but a trip I got to make this past Friday, April 7, 2017,  which was the first professional Baseball game I have ever been too.  Maybe starting a new tradition.  Opening day was fantastic, spending the day with friends.  Please note that the photos in today’s blog were all taken from my iPhone.  I think most of them turned out okay.

The day started out with me getting up at 5:30 am.  Yes, that is early but only about 20 minutes earlier than I normally get up for work.  Getting ready for the day, meant that I was layering up my clothing.  Oh, it was going to be a cold one.  They were calling for snow and the wind.  So here I am in a black long sleeved shirt, black Pirates T-Shirt, a gray fleece vest, and my wool coat, scarf and my dress boots since I figured my running shoes would not be very warm.  The only thing I didn’t have was gloves.   I had the dog taken care of and was out the door at 6:22 to meet my friend Ashly who was picking me up.

We made it to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburg by 8:30 am.  Which mean that we got free parking as they were going to start charging $45.00 at 9:00 am.  No, I am not normally a gambler but I did bring some money with me to play while we waited for the game.  I ended up making an extra $13.72 on my $40.00 I played.  Needless to say, I get bored fast in there.  LOL  I don’t get the hype of it.  We then headed over to Stage AE and listened to the band for the Tailgate.  I enjoyed listening to the 90’s music I grew up on and the band Clintones .

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Then it was off to the ball park.  As we entered the stadium the National Anthem began to play.  It was so nice to see people being respectful and taking off their hats and tobogans as the song was sung.  Then we were off to our seats.  Normally I like a little room between the people sitting next to me but due to the stadium wanting to make money people sat right on top of you.  But this day I could not care about that because that mean that I was a little warmer.  The weather was not that great for opening day.  It was snowing, cold, and windy.  I was finding out really fast that even though all the clothing I wore it really was not enough.  🙂  But we made it through all 9 Innings with the Pirtates winning their opening game against the Alanta Braves.  We even got a little bit of sun on the last inning.

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Snow Squal

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A little bit of sun light
All in all I could not have asked for a better day to spend with friends, and since we went to the casino that meant that I could not bring my Camera with me.  So all the shots from this day were from my iPhone.  Would have loved to get some action shots but maybe next game.

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