Saturday loomed for a long while with a whole lot of nothing to do. I did a few errands, caught up on my emails, and lounged around, but Saturday evening we had tickets to The Syracuse Chiefs Game thanks to my neighbors Jenny and Greg, and guess what...They were FREE! I love FREE. They ended up giving us 15 tickets, but we only used 5 and gave the rest away. The Syracuse Chiefs are the local baseball team, and it never is a summer without at least one trip to a game, and since I had not obtained FREE tickets for the season prior I was thrilled to get these. I had tried to get some more of my friends to come and join us, but they all seemed to have other things happening. Tami ended up joining us but her family was out of town.
Well the Chiefs were ahead for the first several innings, and it was actually an exciting game. I often find that baseball can become VERY boring after awhile unless something gets wild on the field. Several runs in, and some great catches in the field kept me entertained, and I so enjoy making noise to the players or with the calls. "Swing batter batter swing". I yelled and screamed and I just know my hubby was embarrassed, but he hides it well. What I did find truly sad was that there were so few fans in the stands. That was perhaps more embarrassing, then my solo voice yelling to the players. I personally like less crowded places and will do just about anything to stay away from to many people, but it is truly such a great stadium and the games can become so much fun it's disappointing that the city of Syracuse has so little support for this team.
We found the family zone as well as several booths of yummy's to eat, and a souvenir shop. The family zone had several activities for free to enjoy as well as batting and throwing practice for a modest price.
A view from our new seats. Why we couldn't take one of the hundred seats in the non-FREE section was beyond me, it wasn't like anyone was sitting there. They were still great seats just the same.
As the game continued the Charlotte Knights took the lead, and things were looking bleak, Skootch did his seventh inning stretch dance, and the announcers played the win a free taco if we strike the batter out . They had played the game two times prior with no strikes out but guess what the pitcher struck him out and we ALL won FREE taco's from Taco Bell. Loven that. Ben cursed that we had not kept all 15 tickets because we could have had 15 free taco's, Gavin noted that we just gave away all those tacos to some happy people. Chief's were loosing their lead, and it looked like it would be the end so we decided to head home and beat the crowd (what crowd?). Plus now we all wanted our FREE taco of course. Decision made without my input we stopped to get our FREE taco's at Taco Bell before heading home calling it a GREAT very cheep. (I only paid for those uneaten peanuts and cracker jacks at something like $3.50) night. So for $3.50 we had a great night of entertainment, some free activities for the kids, a free necklace and bouncy ball, and FIVE (actually SIX because Mark had one extra ticket) FREE taco's.
What a wonderful evening we all had, it was so much fun that it really wasn't to sad that the Chiefs lost 5 to 4 that evening.
Today I worked at the SBH inpatient from 8am-4:30 and it was a long long long day. I did enjoy covering groups, had a delicious FREE lunch that included fries... really are the powers above trying to sabatosh my diet or what, and played volleyball for the first time in nearly 25 years. Now I am beat and anticipate a very busy week of beach time, the NY state fair, and possibly some long walks with the dogs.