Diamondback’s game!

Opening day, the official start to the 162-game baseball season, made tons of fans happy as they watched their favorite teams play America’s favorite pastime game! For me, my favorite team is the Anaheim Angles (or to be politically correct, the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem). However, I was not home to watch them play.

Instead, I went to watch the Arizona Diamondback’s play the San Francisco Giants on the second day of opening weekend! Embry-Riddle offers students fun activities to participate in throughout the year and the Dback’s game was one of them. It was only $5 to go! We took the university van’s down to Chase Field and had a blast! We got there an hour and a half early, so we had time to walk around the stadium.

The stadium with the roof closed before game time.

I made sure to get a bag of peanuts, because what is a baseball game without the peanuts! About 30 minutes before the start of the game they opened the movable roof! Here’s what the stadium looks like when it is open!

 I know I was wearing the wrong shirt for the day, but I was supporting the Angels as they were playing at the same time.

The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Michael Oher, who is the guy the movie ‘The Blind Side’ is based off of! Anyways, the game was great and the Dback’s won 5 to 4! It was a lot of fun and I cannot wait until Riddle goes to another game!