The summer months aren’t usually that fun from a sports standpoint but May has been pretty good what with the Jazz in the playoffs. Tonight the Jazz were idle so I went to a Salt Lake Bees game with some guys from work. Thursdays are “Thirsty Thursdays” where all beer is only $2.00 so it’s usually a pretty good crowd.
Although I never grew up a big baseball fan, it is really fun to go to the ballpark, eat peanuts, chat with friends, and watch the game. Baseball is definitely more of a social event for me than a sporting event. Tonight the Bees played the Memphis Redbirds and it was 4 – 0 for SLC by the third inning. The Bees kept piling on the runs in the later innings and easily won the game.
I took Emily as my date for the game and she had a good time (although she initially whined about having to miss dinner). My boss, Dennis, wanted some popcorn. He said he would buy for everyone if I would go get it. I didn’t want to go get it so we decided to send Emily. Dennis gave her a $20 bill and off she went. About 10 minutes later she came back with not only the popcorn but a super-duper-jumbo-size snow cone with about 6 different flavors squirted on it and a sheepish grin on her face. Dennis made a joke about the price you have to pay for good service everyone had a good laugh.