Me and Kaboom, the Bombers mascot. It was Aggie night, so they were handing out 12th Man towels, which are traditionally waved at Aggie football games.
On Friday evening, our JFR Crew went to a Collegiate League baseball game - not minor league, but rather, a league where universities send their players to hone their skills over the summer. Our town has a team, the Brazos Valley Bombers, and while Jeff and I like baseball, somehow we've never managed to attend one of these games in the nine years that the team has been here. We bought tickets as a fundraiser, and through connections, were invited to crash the Brazos Bingo's Party on the Patio at the ballpark, which was pretty sweet - free food and drink! We had a great time, ate all kinds of food that we probably shouldn't have considering we had a long run the following morning, sweated like fiends because it was 100 degrees and the sun was burning down on us, but hey - you only live once, right?
We got the beer girl to quickly snap a picture - everyone from the JFR Crew was here except for Brian, who arrived later. Does it look sunny and hot enough to you? It was!
Fun with food, part I: Julia and her sausage-on-a-stick mustache.
I jokingly took this picture because I liked Andi's badass stance, and I actually love the shot - she's got a "don't mess with me because I will cut you" vibe happening (which is pretty much the opposite of her in real life - she's very kind, truly).
Once the game started, some of us moved into the stands, where it was still hot but at least it was covered and the sun wasn't directly burning into us.
This was the last game of the regular season, so the stands were pretty full.
Our view of the Party on the Patio - Cary, Cristy and Andi were still out there having a good time.
Fun with food, part II: My dewberry slushie - it was, as the cup promised, delicious!
Fun with food, part III: Julia's "funnel cake" - to say she was disappointed would be an understatement.
It was bobble head night at the ballpark, featuring Ty Warren, a Bryan native who played football for Texas A&M as well as the NFL. CC and Loretta stood in line to get their bobble head autographed, and also got a selfie with Ty!
Jeff didn't bother with the autograph line - he just went for the bobble head.
The Bombers were playing the East Texas Pump Jacks, and were behind 0-6 until the bottom of the sixth inning, when they rallied and scored 6 runs! Each time a runner came in, the entire team came out to celebrate - I liked the bat salute best. They tied up the game, and then scored the winning run in the seventh inning!
I came home sweaty, sticky, with a belly full of hotdogs (OK, just two) and slushie, and more happy memories of time spent with good friends. Sounds like a pretty nice Friday evening to me!
(P.S. Happy Birthday to my little brother, who probably won't read this, but just in case...one more year until the big one, woohoo!)