I have to admit that after attending Sunday’s Washington Nationals game, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed a good baseball game. Then I wondering if I would really enjoy another one just two days later.
I did get excited, though, because I was picking up my sister and heading to Camden Yards to see our home team play – the Baltimore Orioles! We couldn’t control our chatter and excitement about the game on our way to the stadium. But after reviewing our video, I’m thinking that we might have been a little too excited about the hot dogs (but come on, that’s an integral part of ANY baseball game).
I pulled up my post about my top 5 favorite cars from a few years ago just to feel the guys out. Would they appreciate my eclectic tastes? Would they laugh at my selection of pretty, but cool, cars?
When they saw how much I loved the AMC Pacer, they actually said, “That car was really ahead of its time.”
Finally. I had found my people. And thankfully, I also had a GM car on my list (a 1953 Chevy Corvette to be exact).
After we had established some clear car preferences, we sat back and enjoyed more of this good old American pastime (and did a little sightseeing in Camden Yards).
This is me posing with a giant bobblehead of the original Orioles bird. I’m glad they changed him because he frightens me in the same way clowns do.
My sister posed with the cuter version of the Baltimore Oriole mascot and judging by the look on his face, I think he’s a little sweet on her.
People here sure do love their Orioles bird but for the life of me I could figure out why he appeared on a platform fiddling along to “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” Perhaps he is?
There was action inside the stadium too.
Our seats were right behind home plate, which I think are generally considered good seats. I’ve decided my preference is near first base but when your trip is sponsored, you take your seats and you enjoy them. No matter where they are.
The plus side for sitting near home plate is that a lot of foul balls headed our way. Like, a lot. In fact, at one point, James actually had to tell me “Heads up!” because I wasn’t paying attention. If you’re into catching small, hard objects traveling way too fast, this is a great seating area for you. But if you’re like me, you simply duck.
And I was able to snag some pretty good shots with my telephoto lens and even just sit and watch some of the game. In fact, the most exciting moment was when the Orioles had back-to-back homeruns. I thought THIS is going to be our game. Then we lost.
But I know what you really want to know. Did we get our hot dogs?
I was seriously eyeing up this masterpiece a woman had on her lap in the row in front of us. I’m still not entirely clear what it was but I can say it look an awful lot like a hot dog piled high with macaroni and cheese.
YES, I SAID MACARONI AND CHEESE!
Alas, I couldn’t find said dog and in the end, I simply settled for a good old-fashioned bratwurst.
Now, on to Atlanta (by way of Raleigh) to see the Braves play in Turner Field. Stay tuned and follow along online with #CruzeDieselMLBTour!
This is a sponsored trip by Chevrolet. The vehicle has been provided for this trip and all expenses have been covered by Chevrolet. All opinions and photos are mine.