Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Springfield Cardinals
We went to our first Minor League Baseball game at Hammons Field this past weekend to watch the Springfield Cardinals play.
My family and I had a blast.
Don’t let my son’s “I’m way too cool to smile for a photo” scowl fool you. He had an awesome time and even wore his University of Hawaii shirt for UH alumni and local boy from Hawaii, #4 Kolten Wong.
Have I ever mentioned that I’m a huge baseball fan?
I love everything about the game.
The sound of the ball as it hits the bat.
The strength and stamina required of each player.
The pitcher’s beautiful dance.
The thrill of the runner.
And the excitement of putting a stealer in his place.
I’ve been to Major League ballgames in the past, but I think I’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with Minor League Baseball.
From watching players warm up just a few feet away to posing for photo ops…
And taking a little bit of time out to talk with young fans…
There’s something special about the Minor League Baseball experience that you can’t quite get at a Major League game. I’m definitely a Springfield Cardinals fan for life.
*Dear Photobomber in the above image: As a photographer, I possess the know-how to remove you from what will surely be a photo treasured by my children for years to come, but I opted not to. Instead, I’d like to use you as the face that represents Over Eager Fans everywhere. Over Eager Fans, the next time you see a player talking to a couple of young kids, the least you could do is step back, quit fawning over the player, interrupting him every 15 seconds and give those kids their moment. Thank you, #35 Kyle Conley. You made my children’s night and you made this mama smile!