Thursday, March 6, 2014

Date Night Done Right! Baseball Stuff

With Spring Training in full swing and Opening day just around the corner it just feels right to have a baseball date night!  (Plus, the hubbster has a cold so we cancelled our double date plans).

On the menu: Baseball Food! For an awesome pictorial list of the best of the best ballpark food check out the Best Baseball Stadium Food.  Below are a few of our favorites!

 Kahlua Pork nachos from the Oakland A's Coliseum.
 Burnt Ends BBQ sandwich from the KC Royals Stadium.
 Mac and Cheese Dog from Camden Yards (Oriole Park).
 Carne Asada Fries from the Bay View Grill at Petco Park.
Sausage Sunday at the Ballpark in Arlington (Rangers).

Mike is going to teach me how to hand score a baseball game while we eat.  Check out this awesome link with step by step instructions on Art of on how to score a baseball game with pencil and paper.

And we are watching Field of Dreams!  Can I tell you a secret? The scene where Ray has a catch with his dad always makes Mike tear up.  His own dad LOVED baseball and even tried out as a pitcher for a minor league in the 30's.  By the time Mike was born his dad was so old they never had that catch.  Someday they will!

My field of dreams, The Ballpark at Arlington!  Let's go Rangers!!  (Don't tell the Aussie) ;)

“Ray. People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you look around", you'll say, "It's only $20 per person". They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. Oh...people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."  

- James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams

{A Date Night doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to BE}

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