Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm still here.

I know I'm kidding myself every January when I think things will slow down after the holidays. I'm still waiting for that slowdown to occur. Baseball has been going full speed ahead for the young un, and when our hometown Triple-A team's season kicked up this month it meant one more ballgame each week. We love the ballpark though, and were pleasantly surprised to find it ranked in the top 10 for Minor League parks in the country (according to Family Fun Magazine).
Last weekend while the baseball team was on the road, the celebrities took over for an all star softball game and jam to benefit the local little league teams & miracle league. It was such a perfect afternoon for a ballgame and who can pass up live music in center field?

One hit Wonders vs Sultans of Swing


Charlie Robison at bat

I should point out that the managers of the two teams are brothers (and founders of Reckless Kelly) and take the whole game pretty seriously. There were local celebrities, Austin-based bands, former professional athletes and a couple of national names (Kyle Petty). After a Harlem Globetrotter-esque game, we took our blanket to center field for some sun and sound. What a fabulous afternoon! src=

Oh, and I'm totally counting this as my item #15 .


Housewife Savant said...

I'm jealous.
I love baseball. Just the sights and sounds of a stadium are delightful.
Plus, who doesn't love an outdoor concert on a glorious day?
The only additional element to complete the torture of "I got to/you didn't get to..." would be the food...what was on the menu?
Please tell me it was cauliflower.

Christina said...

Sounds great. It looks like a great time!

Columbia Lily said...

OK. I can help you accomplish numbers 1, 3, 4, 10, 17, 27, 29, 30, and possibly 19 all in one short trip.

You know what to do. =)