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July 21, 2012

Pictures for the Weekend: We bleed Dodger Blue!

Filed under: Family, Personal, Pictures for the Weekend — Tags: , , , , — llcall @ 3:54 am

This week Addison got her first taste of Major League Baseball. We celebrated my Dad’s birthday at his happiest place on earth, Dodger Stadium. This year is the Stadium’s 50th anniversary, but can you believe my Dad’s first Dodger game was pre-Chavez Ravine era? The Dodger Blue runs deep in this family.

Addison was immediately engrossed in learning the game.

What’s a balk, mommy?

Well dear, there’s a variety of illegal movements a pitcher can make while on the mound. Like if the pitcher fakes a throw to third, but then turns and throws to first instead, he must disengage the rubber after his initial feint. Otherwise it’s a balk.

Huh.

Um, I need these, Gramps.

Yep, just as I thought, the grass is green down there.

Clearly, Addison was enjoying herself.

Until . . . she wasn’t.

No more pictures!

How many innings did you say this was? I need a book.

And some fancy necklaces.

And to break the camera. Come on, just a little . . .

There were also piggyback rides and running from concession stand to concession stand, though I’m not sure if all that was due to Addison’s boredom or my Mom’s.

Finally, my little miss hit a wall. It was, after all, the 12th inning.

Thankfully, when you stick around for extra innings, you get rewarded with field level seats.¬†And if you’re very lucky, a two-run, walk-off homer from Matt Kemp, which occurred about three seconds after this photo was snapped.

It was a great day to be a Dodger fan!

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6 Comments »

  1. So jealous! And Addison can’t get any cuter, and I’m so impressed that she lasted 12 innings- that’s seriously impressive! And that is so awesome how close you got to sit. I only wish I could have been there too.

    Comment by Ishkhanoohie — July 21, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

  2. Hahaha those are so cute. What a fun tradition

    Comment by kei02003 — July 21, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

  3. She is so cute, and she made it much longer than I would have. Watching a game of any sport is a little hard for me, but baseball . . . yikes. I actually think it’s a lot of fun to play, just not so fun to watch. The one thing I like about it is that it’s not a very violent sport. That is, unless you get hit with a bat or a ball. Then it’s pretty bad.

    Comment by v. blanchard — July 22, 2012 @ 12:53 am

  4. 12 innings! 3 free innings of baseball- you scored! You guys got more bang for your buck and a victory to boot!

    Comment by joelynn — July 24, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    • Ha! You think like I do, Joelynn. I was totally calculating the cost per inning as the game went on! Good times.

      Comment by llcall — July 26, 2012 @ 12:20 am

  5. I just realized that I’ve never commented on this post. Oh there are so many things I love about it! First of all, you’re indoctrinating her at a young age. Second, you spent a day at a baseball park for a birthday. Finally, Addison is so adorable in all these pictures. Good parenting, guys!!

    Comment by Kristin — August 5, 2012 @ 5:12 am


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