Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Blue Heaven

Two Saturday's ago was a watershed moment for the girls, at least in Daddy's eyes.

They attended their first baseball game.

All right, I admit, they will have no memory of going to this game, being only eight months old. But for a father who is a lifelong baseball fan, there is something special about taking your first-borns to their first baseball game.

Of course, if you've read some of my previous blogs, you know there was only one place that the girls could experience their first baseball game. (See "Vin Scully Lullabys", Aug. 24, 2005)


"I bleed Dodger blue and when I die,
I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.

- Tommy Lasorda

It was a beautiful, warm summer-like evening in the City of Angels, as we arrived with Grandma and Grandpa Lim at Blue Heaven on Earth -- Dodger Stadium.

Walking into the game with Grandma Lim.
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Also with us were the girls cousins Lauren and Jonathan, and their Aunt and Uncle.

We sat in the left field bleachers, four rows from the field.

It was Jackie Robinson Tribute night, so the eighth largest crowd in Dodger Stadium's regular season history was on hand to pay tribute.

Dodger Stadium: Blue Heaven.
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The Dodgers played the San Francisco Giants, with Barry Bonds and his traveling medicine show in left field, so our section of the stadium was particularly noisy, with the crowd serenading Barry each time he trotted out to left field.

The girls were surprisingly well-behaved the entire game. Of course, they had their grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, and cousins to entertain them and hold them!

Caroline with aunty, cousin, and grandma.
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Mommy and Caroline.
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Daddy and Katherine.
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Luckily, it was a short game, as far as baseball goes, and the Dodger's ended up beating the Giants, 3-1!

Go Dodger Blue!
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The end of a successful evening.
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1 comment:

Amy said...

Awww...fun. I love the last picture in which one of your girls is clearly worn out. And Grandma Lim??? Looks so young!