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Going to Baseball Games with the Family - Memories Growing Up and Now
Going To Baseball Games
We recently went to a baseball game in St. Louis, to see the Cardinals play. They won, which was a joy to see and experience as they are our team! My son's choir was singing the national anthem that night, and we had purchased tickets to go and see him and of course the baseball game.
This all got me to thinking about how I grew up going to baseball games, and how neat it is to go with those you love and enjoy spending time with. I think its a good thing, to take your kids to baseball games, its a fun way to experience the community for one. Its a great American pastime if you think about it and a wonderful part of our history now.
There is rooting for the home team, snacks, anticipation, let downs, worry and a lot of excitement at a ball game. I thought it cute how one of my sons goes, "Mom, how do you know all these songs?" He knows I am not overly into sports, but he was referring to all the little chants they do at a game, all the things the crowd does during different parts of the game. I thought about it, to answer...it dawned on me that I was blessed to have been taken to Angel games in Southern California off and on during my childhood years! What great memories with my grandparents for instance! This is how I knew all those little chants, songs, and "what to do" when you heard different things.... We all had a wonderful time, and that the Cardinals won, really made our night!
I love going to Busch Stadium when I can, and enjoyed seeing both the old stadium and enjoy the new one as well. Of course the Clydesdale horses are beautiful as they go around the field as well, earlier in the game.
Growing up in Southern California
Does anyone else remember those little plastic sundae cups, or ice cream cups they would serve in the shape of a baseball cap? They were collectors items, in different colors and with different designs if i am recalling correctly? This is just one of the fun memories I have, getting a special ice cream, or some kind of treat at a game! We loved the Angels, still do, and watching the Dodgers was always fun too! Such fans on either side.
Taking the Family or Friends to Games
Baseball games and what goes with them, is something that we should not forget about in the busy-ness of our everyday lives. We ought to go, take a kid, friend, relative with you! Watching how fast life is flying by, you will be having fun while creating some fun deeper memories for someone, with someone. A lot of those people that often took me to games as a kid, are no longer with me on this earth, and I treasure the memories I have of those times. There is so much excitement and joy at a game, watching others with happy faces and doing the wave, or cheering for a homerun - what beats that?
So I encourage you to look into making the time to go to any kind of local game in your area. Its a great community experience and builds memories for all involved. I know I so enjoyed hanging out with my family at this last game, we had lots of laughs and a good time.
One last note.... I was at work the other day, speaking with a 98 year old woman. She is in incredibly good health considering her age, and can get around, drive, works one day a week, etc. She takes good care of herself! I asked her what her secret is, and she said that she is happy! She proceeded to tell me that that night, she and her grandson were going to the Cardinal Game. It was going to be a little cold and breezy, but she was excited and I was happy for her too. I got a big smile on my face, because I knew what it would mean to that little boy, not just that night but for many years to come as he grows up! What fun, to go to the game, especially when your team is in the world series. I applaud that family for making all the arrangements to go, good for them!