Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thirsty Thursdays

The hubby and I have been into going to minor league baseball games since we discovered the Clearwater Threshers back in 2004.

So, we were both pretty excited to be back in civilization where we could check out a few games again at our new locale, which is home to the Sacramento River Cats. They're minor league for the San Francisco Giants.

Don't get me wrong - sports fan in any way shape or form I'm not.

I've been known to attend games and walk out the door trying to remember who the opposing team was.  Yes, really.

I realize it's a little ridiculous, but the actual game doesn't really matter to me!  Which of course, begs the question, "Then why do you like to go?"  Allow me to enlighten.

What I love is the atmosphere.  There's something about minor league baseball.  It's accessible to everyone, it's affordable, it's more small scale than major league games, it's laid back, and nothing but a good time.  And a Thirsty Thursday special doesn't hurt one bit.

No - I'm not double fisting.  One beer is the hubby's
I love to wander around the stadium in the crowd, people watching, beer drinking, and basking in the sunshine.

You can't beat the aroma of hot dogs, soft baked pretzels, and all the usual ball park food suspects wafting through the air.

Oh, and I occasionally glance at the field.

The Sacramento River Cats play at Raley field in West Sacramento, so we hop on the light rail and take a stroll over the Tower Bridge to check out the games.

Raley Field has a unique view of the Tower Bridge in downtown, and since most games are around sunset time, it doesn't take long for a beautiful scene to emerge.

The iconic gold bridge reflects the setting sun and shines a warm glow over the field, adding a unique ambience to the setting. Yet another reason to enjoy it!

The Tower Bridge

We caught two games before the season ended, but we'll be back at it once spring rolls back around again.

We've kicked around the idea of heading down to Oakland or San Fransisco to check out a major league game next season.

But, who am I kidding?  I'll always like the minor leagues better.

Even if more often than not, I usually leave not knowing the final score. Yes, really.

Ta-ta for now.

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