Friday, April 13, 2012

Sights and sounds of a tradition

Here are a few shots from last week's Opening Day at Minute Maid Park. While the Astros came up short on the scoreboard, our time at the ballpark was wonderful.

This was the last year the Astros will open the season in the National League. Next year will be full of late night games and designated hitters. But, the more I think about it, the more I think Bill was probably right. My daughter doesn't understand the nuances of baseball. She doesn't know what league the Astros are in. She doesn't know what a designated hitter is.

She just likes to go to the ballpark with her Daddy and watch some baseball. I'm okay with that.

Here are some of the scenes of Opening Day 2011...

Outside the ballpark before the game. We were sitting on a hill eating peanuts and sunflower seeds.

Opening Day is the only day in which the entire lineups of both teams are introduced.

Play ball! Wandy tosses out the first pitch of the season.

Fireworks at the ballpark.

The end of a wonderful day at the ballpark.

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