Sweeping the Bucs!

September 6, 2005

Todd Walker standing on firstI went to one of my favorite places this weekend – PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s a hike for us, but worth every minute! The ballpark is beautiful, the fans are friendly, lots of Cub fans attend, and I have not left the ballpark without an autograph.

The weather was absolutely perfect, both for the drive and for the game. Our seats were absolutely fantastic; we sat four rows from the field, the second section over from the Cubs bullpen, where the grass meets the infield. Every time Todd Walker had to backup the play at first, he ran right at me and distracted me from my scorekeeping.

Derek Lee signing my scorecardPNC Park is the one place where I am a cheap date. We always grab a hot dog, but my favorite souvenir is a $1 scorecard. It’s a way to remember the game and perfect for player signatures. This week I got Matt Murton (rookie) and Derek Lee (MVP candidate). To be honest, Bill got D. Lee’s autograph for me (thanks to his having long arms since he was three people deep). I did get a picture of D. Lee signing my scorecard. That’s my scorecard and my Sharpie in his hand. The Sharpie has since been retired, enclosed in a glass case for safe keeping. (I’m kidding, I still have to buy the case.)

Neifi Perez turning a double playMy absolute favorite part of the day was seeing the players in street clothes, Todd Walker in particular. He is a rock star. Seeing him sustained me during the long ride home.

I can’t really think of a better way to spend a Sunday – quality time with the hubby, autographs, Todd Walker, D. Lee, a Cubs win, and a series sweep.


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