Thursday, September 19, 2013

Night With the Orioles & Casey Cares!

Last Thursday my family got to attend the Orioles versus Yankees game with the bonus of watching the game from Nick Markakis' suite, compliments of Casey Cares.  Thank you, Casey Cares!!!

Prior to last year, I had never been to a baseball game between the Orioles and the Yankees.  The game I went to in the playoffs was the first.  Last week I got to attend my 2nd Orioles versus Yankees game.

Just like the spoof of Nickelback's song Photograph, "look at this Instagram".

There was a chance of showers for the game and it was sprinkling when we got there.  As we approached game time, it started raining harder.  And harder.  And harder.  It was obvious that the game would be delayed.  We were joined by two other Casey Cares families in the suite.  Since we were sitting around, we started chatting it up.  Not surprisingly, we found that we've been through many of the same experiences - children fighting cancer.  It's not fair, is it?

The rain finally let up and the grounds-keeping crew came out and removed the tarp and prepared the field.  Prior to the start of the game, the Orioles honored retiring Yankees Mariano Rivera with a gold broken bat.  It was certainly a show of class.  Plus it was handed to him by his former manager, Buck Showalter.

The Orioles ended up losing the game in the 9th inning when Jim Johnson blew the save (if you can believe that!).  But that wasn't the neatest part of the game.  The best part is this sequence of photos that I took of the grounds-keeping crew removing the tarp.  Pretty cool, huh?

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