14 July 2008


We went to the Cardinals game the other evening. And Annabeth wanted to get nachos, so I went with her to get them.

On the way back to our seats I saw someone I sort of know, and stopped to chat for a minute. Except, gees, everyone in our section was yelling so loudly I could barely hear myself think, let alone carry on a conversation.

Annabeth and I got back to our seats, and I told MrV about our adventure.

Me: Oh, I saw so-and-so and he asked about yada yada yada ... hey, where'd you get the baseball?

MrV: I caught it.

Me: (Blank look while I absorb this information. How did he catch it? We are in the stands; the baseballs are down in the field. This does not make sense to me.)

MrV: When Pujols came up to bat I said, "He's gonna hit it up here and I'm gonna catch it," and that's what happened.

Me to Thalia: Did you see it?

Thalia: I ducked when I saw the ball coming.

For real he caught it. From the field to the stands.


Staci at Writing and Living said...

Oh, wow. I have some serious Cardinal fans in my family who would give a lot to have been in your husband's place.

When I was in college I went to a game and sat in the bleachers (bleacher seats were four dollars back then. The mind boggles.)

ANYway, somebody, (Ozzie, maybe? Somebody HUGE at the time), hit a homer into the bleachers and it bounced in front of me. I had NACHOS in my hand, though, so I didn't make a great effort to get it. My nephew was about eleven at the time, and even though he's in his mid-twenties now, I still don't think he's forgiven me for not dumping the nachos and diving for the ball.

kitten said...

Way cool! Thank you for your kind and loving words!
Girl, I have sure have missed you. Everytime I think my life is going to slow down, it seems to get more hectic. Maybe, just maybe! My life can turn back to some kind of normal soon.

Weaver said...

Oh WOW!!!! Congrats on a real live game ball! We have one too from when the Indians played here at Miller Park but we didn't catch ours. A fellow Indians fan thought the little kid with a glove, Indians signs and a Cleveland hat deserved a game ball and gave it to #1. He was so excited that he couldn't talk :) Hope you find a truly fitting place for your game ball!

Tara said...

Wow! We've always wanted to have that happen. Pretty neat that he called it beforehand, too.