Yesterday Holly and I were chatting about our plans for the evening. At the time, there was nothing scheduled so I assumed we’d be working on one of our various projects. A few minutes later, my boss came into the office asking who wanted four tickets to the Ogden Raptors game. Since we didn’t have anything planned, I jumped at the chance to take the family to the ballpark.
We decided that since it was such sort notice that I would go home and get the family and then we would get dinner at the game. I’m normally not a big fan of hot dogs but I love eating one when I’m watching a baseball game in person. There is just something about ballpark dogs with mustard and relish that I love. Unfortunately Holly tainted mine with a few drops of ketchup but I was able to wipe it off with minimal damage to the rest of the hot dog. Holly and the Hannah had nachos, Alex and Emma had pretzels, and everyone shared some popcorn. It was basically Jenny Craig’s worst nightmare realized but it was ballpark food and we were at the ballpark so it was OK.
As the game started, Emma looked a bit bored. I tried to explain the little details of the game to her as I saw them happen which caused her to fall in love with baseball. By the time the sixth inning rolled around, she was telling Holly that she wished it was still the first because she didn’t want the game to end. It’s too bad that Alex and Hannah didn’t feel the same way. I think that they are still too young to appreciate a game like baseball.
If you’ve never been to a Raptors game at Lindquist Field in Ogden, you need to take an evening and go check one out. Tickets aren’t very expensive and it’s a beautiful location to watch baseball. Because the Raptors are a Rookie League team, you’re not likely to see players that you know but going to a game is still a great experience.