Musings: Pitchers && Catchers A N D FanFest9:39 AM
Blogger FAIL, this was supposed to be posted yesterday // 2.13.17...
Everyone is excited about GALentines, but it's all about PITCHERS & CATCHERS reporting TODAY!
Fan Fest for my beloved SF Giants was this weekend, which only heightened my excitement level. As we came down from the high of seeing our favorite humans and being in our home away from home, we didn't have to let our low get too low. Because only two short days later is today, when our pitchers and catchers report to Arizona for Spring Training. Now, we all know that even though it's just P&C, many others will arrive early too.
I knew FF was rapidly approaching, but I didn't really make solid plans to go...until the weekend before. I brought it up with J and he was really into it. Surprise to me! We both were happy to get to take L to her first FF, since we'd both been independently. I didn't realize it was also her first time ever at AT&T Park. That made me happy to be able to take her to one of my favorite places!
My co-worker K is also a huge Giants fan, so I recruited her to come along and hang out with us. She was happy to do so, so the four of us spent the entire day adventuring together. Thankfully, she was kind enough to drive us all to and fro. We all piled in the car, grabbed Starbucks for breakfast, and headed straight to AT&T Park. We left Sacramento knowing we'd get there after it started.
While L and J waited for the slide, K and I ran to grab a hot dog and beers. I also got the coolest souvenir cup! Then we hung out in the bleachers to enjoy the view and the treats. Once L was done with her slide action, we peeked at the Lego version of Posey & MadBum. Those are so dope, maybe we can make it to Lego Night at the park this year!
Then we headed down to the floor level to check out the SF Garden. I follow them on IG and they do great stuff for the community. They are always hosting local schools and showing them how to cook with ingredients from the garden. They also have a huge bar down here, as well some nice lounging seats and fire pits. Posey was stationed right outside the Garden, on the warning track for autograph signing, so it was pretty crowded. We exited the garden onto the warning track and watched L touch her first MLB field!
I knew I should haven't gone into the Dugout store, I couldn't leave without buying something. Surprisingly, L wanted to use some of her savings and buy a jersey. She got the cutest, yet super girly, white jersey with pink piping and a sparkly pink logo. Totally her style and looked great on her. I love that she's starting to really love the team. I swear, no brainwashing or anything going on ;) HAHA
We decided to walk to our restaurant of choice, Marlowe. However, upon arriving, we noticed they only had a limited menu in between lunch and dinner. A $17 burger for L was a little expensive, so we decided to go somewhere else. This place was so cute and trendy, I would have loved to stay if they had a kids menu. We ended up walking back to a place we'd seen on our walk to Marlowe, the Creamery. We ended up getting L lunch from there and then going next door to the Iron Cactus for our meal. Both places were just mediocre, which was sad because K is a foodie too.
I can smell the baseball in the air!