Who doesn’t enjoy a game of baseball? It is after all America’s favorite past-time. Sure, it can get a little long, but going out to a game at least once is necessary during the summer months. Being born and raised in the Southern California area, I will always bleed blue and root for my Dodgers, even if they end up butchering their season and losing before the playoffs. They did almost made it to the World Series about three or four years ago. I was so excited, I was ready to fly home from college just to see a game. The franchise has six World Series championships and 21 National League pennants since it originated back in Brooklyn in 1890.
But beyond that, they have a habit of coming out strong and crashing during late summer, right before playoffs. Not to mention Frank McCourt sort of threw us under the bus. Thanks Frank. The last time they won anything significant was before I was even born. Alright guys, get it together.
For our family, we tend to have a certain schedule of when/what to eat during a Dodger baseball game. Innings 1-4 we tend to munch on a bag of peanuts (preferably the “Dodger” packaged sort from Ralphs/Vons). I switched it up a bit by bringing pistachios, but my dad still worked his way through the peanuts. Then in between innings, we run up (usually the task is delegated to myself or my mom) to pick up the Dodger dogs and race back before the next inning begins.
This would be the Picante Dog with the works – a heaping portion of onion, relish, ketchup, and mustard. Now, I used to be an plain Dodger Dog consumer; simply ketchup, but my tastes have changed and I desired something a little more filling. It made more of a dent than the regular ball park dogs do, probably because of the extra sauces I added 🙂 Meghan believes the reason I need so much sauce is that I killed my taste buds somewhere along the lines of college and now need to over compensate at every meal to make it up. Eh, I think it just makes things more exciting 🙂
We used to split a Dodger soft-serve (chocolate/vanilla mix with rainbow sprinkles…all chocolate and no sprinkles if my dad got his way), but I don’t think we have done this for at least 5 years.
Well Hello Mr. Gonzalez
This happened to be Adrian Gonzalez’s first game after being traded from the Red Sox a day before. I didn’t get a chance to listen to Vin Scully on the radio, certainly the voice and soul of the Dodgers, but know his stories would have made the night even better than it already was. It was finally a WIN for the Boys in Blue. Let’s hope they can pick things up and turn it around for the rest of the season. Make Vin Scully proud!