Saturday, April 8, 2017
First Major League Game
So my family spent the week in Phoenix for Spring Break while we visited my wife's sister. While we were there, I took my son to his first Major League baseball game. Oh, yeah, I guess it was my first Major League game, too. While we were there, I realized that the D-Backs were playing and also realized that this was only the 4th time I had ever been in a city with a Major League team, and the 1st time I had been in one of those cities during baseball season. I had to go. Our seats were in the third deck, but we had a pretty good location--right behind the plate, as you can see in the picture.
We went Thursday night, when Arizona hammered the Giants 9-3. Here we see Shark on the mound vs. Goldie in the sixth inning. Goldschmidt singled on this at bat and was driven home on the next at bat by Jake Lamb.
We had a great time. With any luck, it won't be the last MLB game I get to see. In a way, it's kind of crazy to think that a sports fanatic like me had never made it to a real baseball game. On the other hand, how cool is that I shared my first game with my 8 year-old son? Pretty cool.
Since there should probably be a card connection here, I'll provide one for you. When I was at the card show a couple of weeks ago, somebody brought a few cards over to my buddy and just gave them to him. I commented that one of them was probably the best card I'd seen all day. He handed it to me and said, "You take it. You'll appreciate it more." I told him that I wasn't just taking his card, so he needed to choose one from me for a trade. He chose this rookie autograph of up-and-coming star Jake Lamb, who played pretty well when I saw him on Thursday.
What card did I get? This one:
Archives Fan Favorite Auto of Vern Law. I think we made a pretty square deal.