Last Gratituesday I told you about our chance to go to Kansas City to watch our good friend Brad Ziegler pitch for the Oakland A’s. We were almost to KC when we got the phone call that the game we had tickets for was rained out. (We’d been driving through a lot of rain, so we had been dreading the thought of having to sit out in it for three hours.)
So, instead of going to a game, we were able to meet Brad and all of his family at McDonalds, which was super fun and a great chance to visit with everyone.
Then, Thursday we were able to watch a double header since the Wednesday game was re-scheduled for Thursday afternoon, and there was already a Thursday game scheduled for that night…so we got to watch both. (Did that just make any sense?)
Oh, it was SO MUCH FUN!! The boys had a blast, and so did we!
However…Brad is the “closer” for his team (which means that if his team is ahead…he goes in for the last 2-3 innings and pitches to “seal the deal” because he’s such an awesome pitcher) (and I know you knew what a “closer” was already…but just in case you didn’t…). The Royals were ahead in both games, which meant that Brad didn’t pitch either game. Talk about disappointing. We watched him warm up once just in case…but they ended up not needing him, and the A’s lost both games.
Oh, but it was so much fun anyway being at a major league baseball game with so many people that we loved. Even my brother met us there because he happened to be in KC for business that week!
While I am typing this post…all four boys are outside with baseball caps on playing a baseball game in the yard. Before they went outside, I got to listen to them (kindly) argue about which one of them got to be the “closer”. How sweet is that? I’m so very grateful that my boys have such a great Christian role model in Brad Ziegler. You can bet they think he’s great! He even signed baseballs for each of them! (Balls they had been using for warm up even!!)
I was disappointed that this picture turned out so dark…
but here are the boys with their signed baseballs with Brad.
And here is a picture of the back of several people’s heads…
and a picture of the teams on the field.
I quickly grabbed my camera for this shot when the Royal’s mascot came and sat down by Justus and started to steal his blanket from him. Justus didn’t quite know what to do! :)
We sure did make some great memories! God is good!
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