For the past two years, we've made the trip to TD Ameritrade for College World Series in it's new "house." Some years I go to a game, others I offer up my seats to the kids. Don't think me generous; I realize that a day at the ballpark for the kids and husband means a day off for the mother. Hello Hallmark Channel Movies and peaceful time to knit. On Father's Day, my husband and kids had a chance to go to an afternoon at the Ballpark...I encouraged them to have some father/child bonding. I'm no fool.
The CWS opening weekend is a real experience; there are people everywhere and the Fan Experience is amazing with free give aways, baseballs to throw , and tons of interesting "people" to watch!
At the Monday Night game, P was joking with some Indiana fans that they were sitting in the same seat that Roy Williams had been in the day before when they told him that their own Basketball Coach was just a few rows ahead. I think my husband almost couldn't believe it. To up the ante, he bribed Miss A to go get her photo taken with Coach Tom Crean. She balked at first, but finally subsumed to pressure when the offer included a large soda and a big pretzel with cheese. Gotta love a girl with a strong will.
This is however where the basketball coach trend ends..... the rest of the series was just good old fashioned College Baseball. Guess you can't expect every head BB coach to be sitting in the stands, it is after all their off season. Thankfully, there was stll a lot of CWS fun ahead and while the team we were rooting for throughout the series, Mississippi State, did not come out the final champion we had tons of fun watching them try!
The College World Series..the greatest show on dirt!