Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bowie Baysox Game 2017

We took Grandpa to a baseball game for his birthday. We went to a Sunday afternoon game for the Bowie Baysox, the AAA team for the Baltimore Orioles.

The game in action

 We went the weekend of First Communion for my daughter. She wanted to go to the game and she had a fun time hanging out with Grandpa.

Explaining the game to his granddaughter

 My son brought his baseball glove hoping to catch a foul ball. He lucked out and managed to snag one in the middle innings.

Guy got ball

 The game was fun but a slow and steady loss for the home team. The visiting team was the Richmond Flying Squirrel (I kid you not) and they were able to exploit the gap between the short stop and the outfielders.

In between the innings they had various activities. Since it was Mother's Day (we left Mom and Granny behind so they could relax while the toddler napped at home), a lot of moms in the crowd were selected to compete in various contests, like crab walking a certain distance or the ever popular sumo wrestling suits. Occasionally the kids soloed on a contest, like this one where they had to race around a bat and then try to walk in a straight line while they were dizzy.

Bat challenge

My son managed to catch a second foul ball which he gave to his sister as a souvenir. 

Double play!

 My brother (who was down from Jersey for the First Communion) also came to the game and had a good time but managed to avoid the camera. Everyone had a fun time, except for the home team who lost 4-1.

Farewell, ball fans!

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