My parents took the boys to Great America all day on Saturday. Kevin and I went to see The Hangover 2, and then we had tickets to see the A's play the Baltimore Orioles. I won the tickets at the Grade-in put on by my teachers union. It was raining pretty good when we got to the stadium. We took BART (public transportation), and had to walk through the rain to get to the stadium.
It was really very wet. The game was delayed about 20 minutes because of the rain. Over Memorial Day Weekend. Rain. I am very sick of the rain.
This was very exciting. Watching the tarp being removed from the field. They pulled it all the way back, over itself, dumping the water in left field. Then they pulled it back over the field, then back again, one more time.
We had awesome seats, practically IN left field, but it started to rain again, so we moved back, under the overhang, and watched the game. We left at the top of the 8th inning. The A's were ahead. We headed back toward BART, but were turned around because the ramp to BART was blocked off because they were having fireworks after the game. We had to take a school bus from the stadium, to BART. It was really annoying. No signs anywhere about this closure, and they made one announcement, as we were leaving, that the ramp would be closed at the top of the 8th inning. We nearly made it, but some belligerent old man made us walk to to the buses.
The energy at the A's stadium is nowhere close to the energy level at AT&T Park, for the Giants. They have their diehard fans, but it's just different. It was fun to go to the game, but I think I will stick to the Giants. We did get to check out our seats for the U2 show in two weeks though! THOSE are going to be AWESOME seats!
Oh yeah, I also made a bunch of jewelry this weekend.