As Mom and I watched the Tigers opening day on TV this year, we both thought it sounded awfully fun to go to a game.
And then we remembered the one and only time we went. It was the fourth of July and at least ninety degrees. That is until the skies opened up and it poured rain. That was about fifteen years ago and we didn’t think about going to a game since.
Until now. but we wanted to go in comfort ant style, not having to worry about rain or heat waves. So we asked our friends who talked about sitting in a club and staying inside. It turns out they have access to season tickets and offered us a set for a game. So nice of them! (Hi, Dick and Linda 🙂 )
It turned out to be a beautiful day, as the Tigers took on the Cleveland Indians. Even better was that our seats were covered by the roof, so the hot sun wasn’t beating on us all day long. They are padded seats and so perfect for lounging for hours without a care in the world.
In the beginning of the game, a young kid did an amazing job singing the National Anthem, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown, and then little kids took the field to have a moment in the spotlight. When the players took their positions, they each greeted the kids, which was really cool.
We enjoyed a bit of the first inning and then headed to the Tiger Club for lunch. It’s a huge, indoor, air conditioned area and we were lucky to get a table near the window to see the game. It’s still hard to follow from inside, but it was fun to check things out. And the food is awesome!
Most people eat off the large buffet, but I don’t do buffets (gross!), so Mom and I ordered off the menu, a lobster roll for her and a kale and beet salad for me. I cannot believe how good that food was; definitely restaurant quality.
Mom and our friend Art headed back to the seats, while Dad and I explored the gift shop and left with a few souvenirs. Then we walked the whole concourse of the park. It was so fun exploring all the different areas.
But I wanted to get back to watching the action. I’m not a baseball fan, but I just loved sitting and watching the game. All sports are more exciting in person. Mom and I took a break in the bottom of the sixth to go get some Dunkin Donuts coffee. I can’t really explain to you why I wanted coffee, but I did, and it totally hit the spot.
The Tigers were losing. Badly. They aren’t very good this year. But we didn’t really want to leave, so we stuck around just for the fun of it. And then in the ninth inning, they hit a couple homeruns and started a comeback. The score went from 11-1 to 11-8. While they didn’t pull out the win (which would have really been something), it was super fun to see the end of the game.
None of us really wanted to go home. It was one of those perfect days that should never end, but at least we have the memories. And we totally want to go to another game!