Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout

This weeks theme is Sports, brought to us by Barry, who is, at this moment, having a luxuriously relaxing time on a weekend getaway!

The town where we live now has several huge sports fields, with the gigantic lights all around, but we've never seen anyone on those fields. Weird. But then maybe there are all kinds of things happening there at night when we are tucked in at home.

My real hometown, where I was born is San Francisco. So I thought I'd share our very favorite sport of all from there...

Sometimes when we'd walk in the gate, employees would hand out signs for us to hold up during the game. This particular game we played against those evil Dodgers!

Eventually, Hubby had to take all of these pins off his hat because it just got too heavy to wear!

We used to go to a lot of games. I loved that my kids enjoyed it almost as much as we did. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon as a family!
Here's a couple of our favorite pins:

Sometimes we'd stand in line with the kids to get autographs of the players. You were never quite sure who would be signing until the very last minute. This is one of my prize possessions, a sweatshirt signed by J.T. Snow!!!

Just this year, we've switched from cable to satellite, so we'll finally get to see some games on TV!!!

"He hits it high! He hits it deep! He hits it Outta Here!"

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Anonymous said...

what great must all beHUGE fans;)

Doreen said...

nice selection of memorabilia. you guys must be huge fans for sure!

GingerV said...

baseball I love it two ways - in those small town games on a hot summer night and on TV. Now with the huge stadiums it is one came that is better seen on TV where you can see all the action close up. great post... your love of the game comes through.

septembermom said...

That's some FANtastic stuff :)

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh what your take on this one!!!

Ann said...

The family that plays together, stays together.

More new pins for your husband's cap or you can sew a banner and you can display them at home.

GB said...

That's a LOT of pins. I thought the 6 croquet ones I had on my hat was a bit much. I'm just a novice!!

Pauline said...

There's no mistaking the passion of a true fan. Really enjoyed your post!

Kerry said...

Are those collector's items, kind of like baseball cards? Sounds like you have had a lot of fun at ball parks! My favorite thing about baseball games is the hot dog with mustard, always better there than at home!

shabby girl said...

Kerry, why is that, that hot dogs are better at the ballpark? Okay, I don't really cook them at home, so when we go, OMG, they are good! The hot dogs and, these days, the garlic fries! Nobody will speak to us for days, but....

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