Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pat's Run 2012

The crowded but inspiring Pat's Run is one of my favorite spring events. I was so proud of myself for finishing the 4.2 mile run 2 minutes and 16 seconds faster than last year. The race supporting the Pat Tillman Foundation sold out this year, too. The best part is finishing on the 42-yard line at Sun Devil Stadium surrounded by so many others.
Red Pat's Run shirts color the stadium.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring training 2012: Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

For my final spring training game of this year, I visited Camelback Ranch Glendale. The grassy parking area near the center field entrance was the perfect setting for some tailgating before the game. And the seats weren't bad either!

Two lively boys who sat a couple rows in front of me were huge White Sox fans and cheered and sang throughout the game. They made the game even more fun to watch.

I'm going to miss days like this!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring training 2012: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Kansas City Royals

Spring training in Arizona is drawing to a close, and regular season is just around the corner! Today I'm taking a look back at the March 24 game between the Royal and the D-Backs, my first night game ever. The atmosphere at Salt River Fields was completely different than the laid-back midweek games I am used to attending. Being spring break week in the Valley, the stadium was packed; I wouldn't be surprised if it had record-setting attendance.

It was a little tough to find a spot on the lawn.

The only downside to going to games at this stadium was having to pay $5 to park, while some stadiums have free parking. However, this ballpark by far has the best food selection. Even the vendors on the lawn were offering chocolate-covered fruit kebabs and giant cookies, in addition to the standards of popcorn, lemonade, beer and peanuts.