Every girl dreams of…

… their first day at the yard, of every season!! Okay, it might just be a select few
of us, but nonetheless, it is one that should be celebrated!
Fave shirt, says it all 🙂

I’m sure by now; you get the sense that my family is, essentially…my
everything. I couldn’t have been blessed with a better, more supportive and
loving family. I am so grateful that we are completely grown, by that I mean (the
Lil and I are) financially supporting ourselves, and WE still want to hang out with our parents. They are pretty cool
humans, even if we don’t have a choice in the matter.

The Parentals – Almost 35 years strong!
Lil y Boo Thang

We met Lil and her Boo
thang in Emeryville to carpool into the city. We always meet in the most
perfect, in my little humble opinion, shopping center. It has a Starbucks, a
Trader Joe’s, a Togo’s, a Wells Fargo, and a Jamba. Plus plenty of other
options, but those are all the places you need if you want to smuggle goodies
into the game. We ran into TJ’s to use their facilities and grab some goodies
for the game! And because I’m a super baller-on-a-budget, I refuse to pay $5
for a dinky water bottle, so I bring my own!

Trader Joe’s // Sunflower Seeds – Addicted, so long David’s (unless its BBQ)
Trader Joe’s // Mini Milk Choco PB Cups – GAME CHANGER!!

After last year’s lackluster season, I’ve been waiting for
this season since October! We’ve had a great run so far, but it was finally
time to come back home. Back in the City by the Bay! Let’s just say that the
game didn’t go as I’d hoped, but being with my faves always makes it better.
AT&T Park // My Happy Place

Just like last year, we bought a 6-pack of tickets. Two of
the games include some fun giveaways, the first being given last night. A
Hunter Pence bobble head, just what I need! Bobble heads are ridiculous and sit
in their boxes on my shelves, but for some reason, I still want to get my hands
on them! It used to be a competition or a challenge to get them, because they’d
only produce half the amount of available seats in the stadium (20k). But, they
got smarter after about four seasons and now they produce 40K, so pretty much
everyone gets one. Unless you are 2 hours late to the game, you will get the

4/9/14 // HP Bobble Head Night

Our seats are the same for all six games. We purchased this package,
because last year we had the option to upgrade at any of the games we went too.
So, this year we waited in the ticket line, only to find out that “NOPE,” that
is not allowed this season. The Giants decided that you cannot upgrade any
packages purchased. This sucks! We had no idea this was the case, because Poppa
Bear had every intention of upgrading each game. If they would offer better
(lower box) seats we would have bought them, but they don’t. The ticket seller
told us we would have to pay full price for new sets and lose the money we already
spent on the current seats. Needless to say, we walked out of the office with
our head hanging 🙁

The Ganeeban’s // Right before we got rejected from ticket upgrading 🙁

Luckily, there was a silver lining, these nosebleeds were
better than last seasons for two reasons: 

  1. They are on the home field side – 3rd
    base line
  2. They are not as far to the top – last year we
    were about 3 rows from the last row of seats

When the season started last week we started playing the
Arizona Diamondbacks at their house. This series, they made their way to our
turf for a second series! Tuesday’s game couldn’t have went perfect, but then
there was last night…

Timmy, oh Timmy! He did not have his stuff last night. He
was flat, he was hittable, and he wasn’t the Timmy we all hope he can still be.
Any who, I won’t bore you with the details of the actual game, but know we were
struggling and continued to attempt to comeback, but could never get hot. I was
happy to see Morse and Posey homer, but we still couldn’t get in position to
score. I don’t know how many innings we had two on base with two outs, and the
batter would pop fly out. This sport and my team can be torturous, but I still
continue to come back for more.
AT&T Park // Timmy’s First Pitch v AZ

I tried some new food at the field, a tri-tip sandwich and
fried zucchini. Not too bad, but the tri-tip was pretty tough to eat. I ended
up passing half of it to our “human garbage disposal,” Lil’s BF. He happily ate

AT&T Park // 3rd Level // Tri-tip Sando & Fried Zucchini

The game was loooong, to say the least. So by the 8th
inning the seagulls were full effect. The Giants did something I haven’t
noticed before. They put two huge pictures of seagulls on the score board and
they did a clapping chant and the hundreds of seagulls that were circulating
our heads flew away. It was awesome, we all were in awe. We still aren’t sure
if it was the images or the clapping, but whatever they dissipated pretty
quickly. This meant we weren’t in a current state of fear of getting shat on!


Seagulls && Fog

To make matters worse, during the 7th inning or so,
they flashed a warning on the screen – the Bay Bridge closed 3 lanes due to
emergency road construction, so only one lane was open. The other lanes might
be open around midnight. So what normally takes about 1.5 hours to get home
took 3 hours. Needles to say, I’m a little sleepy today and I missed my
Strength class.

I might sounds like a Bitter Betty – awful game and
horrendous traffic – but I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything. I love my
team, win or lose, so being there has its own goodness automatically built into
it! There is something about walking into AT&T Park, the masses of people,
the anticipation of first pitch, the Kiss Cam, the announcers, the cheesy music
and cheers, the walk out song selections, the players, and the GAME! And although when
they play my fave Journey song, it indicates we are losing, I still love
belting it out in my amazing awful voice 🙂

My first game at the yard, for every season, is always magical….


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