Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Batter Batter Batter Swiiiiing Batter!

So thanks to the lovely Lisa, I was able to attend the Giants game last night against the Nationals (Yes, the previous photo was blogged from my iPhone). It happened to be the Stitch n Pitch game, but we were in the club level seats thanks to season tickets from Lisa's employer.

The adventure began when Lisa and I hopped on the train in Mountain View (yes, we made the train we intended on making. There was drama, including racing down Evelyn to the Mt View train station and me doing a face plant hurting my knee something awful), Karol joined us in Palo Alto and we rode up to SF where we met Jill at the Willie Mays statue outside the park.

Lisa and Karol on the train

We got our garlic fries and first drinks and took our seats.

Lisa is VERY happy to have her beer

Our seats had a fab view of the bay and the ballpark. Really though, there isn't a bad seat in the house. I love PacBell AT&T Park. It's gorgeous.

A beautiful night for baseball

So the game started, Barry Zito was pitching.

The $126 million dollar man

The weather was actually decent for a night game. It wasn't freezing amazingly enough considering it wasn't very warm at all during the day. I had come prepared however. I knit a Calorimetry head wrap thingy the night before.

Malabrigo is sex in the form of yarn. It really is.

(I was just looking for a good excuse to knit with my Malabrigo yarn in July.) So it did get cool enough to wear it. I made my Calorimetry with the 120 stitches the pattern calls for, I probably should have knit it in a slightly tighter gauge and possibly fewer stitches (this would have made it even faster to knit!). As it is though, it fits my ginormous head and will be very nice for cooler weather.

We were amused by Aaron Rowand's batting stance. He looks like a crab!

*skitter* *skitter*
There were a couple of relief pitchers that were put in, but it was Brian Wilson that brought us home.
The *hot* beach boy!

In the end, the Giants won!

The water cannons are so neat when they go off.

It was a fun filled evening to say the least. I even have my own photographic evidence I was in attendance and my Calorimetry got worn!

Me and my knee are so ready to get the heck out of there!

It was neat to get to go to the Stitch n Pitch game even if we weren't in the SnP section, we got to ride the same train up with the Purlescence crew and after the game we ran into Mary (Spinnity) and her hubby and mom. Still, it was nice to be heading home.

Hooray for escalators!

We caught the first train out of there and were back in Mountain View just after 11pm. It was a long day but very fun filled.

I tried capturing my owchie knee but apparently the sight of my blazing white fat leg scared my camera into taking a clear photo, but you get the idea here. It's puffy. It's got what looks like rug burn. And damn if it doesn't hurt.


At least I got a decent amount of knitting done. I'm on the last row of the main part of the first Fetching mitt I cast on during the train ride to SF. Just have to cast off and knit up the thumb. Yippee.

Thanks for the ticket, Lisa. And thanks to all three ladies for the wonderful company. I had a great time!!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Yes, I was really glad to have a beer. I am so glad that you could go and I hope your knee gets better soon!