On Friday, April 11, Tony and I went to a San Francisco Giants baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  I would say I enjoy baseball when I see I game.  But, my husband LOVES baseball!  When I first met him, besides his regular job, he owned his own baseball card business.  He still participates in two (I think that is it) fantasy leagues.  When a co-worker had a group of tickets for sale he asked me if it was okay to get them.  Of course I said yes because I know it brings him such enjoyment – and it helps me when I want a crafty thing.

So, last Friday night we headed up to the game.  We live in Gilroy, which is about 1 1/2 hours away (on a good day) from the ball park.  I had never been to this new ball park.  It sits in a stunning location right on San Francisco Bay.  When home runs are hit over center field, the balls will land in McCovey Cove.  It is common to see boats and kayaks parked in the water just waiting for a ball to come their way.

The Giants were welcoming their fans to Orange Friday.  The park was filled with a sea of orange and black.  Tony and I walked around the whole stadium before taking our seats.  It was a beautiful evening, although as the night came, it was chilly.  As we watched batters come up to the plate to take their turn at smashing the ball, Tony filled me in on their stats and if he had them on one of his teams.  The game got exciting when the Giants had the bases loaded.  Even I knew there was a possibility of a grand slam – that’s when the bases are loaded and a home run is hit with four runs scoring.  The pitcher came up to bat.  Tony told me traditionally pitchers are not the best batters.  But, it was my lucky night – the pitcher hit a GRAND SLAM!  It was so exciting to be a part of this moment in time.  The Giants won the game with an ending score of 6-5.

It was such a fun date night!  I got to have fun with my husband and what he loves!  I took pictures – which I love to do.  And, I had a yummy drink and some delicious food.

I have to admit that it did cross my mind, what Blueprints, challenges, and digital content I might use to highlight my photos.  So, for my blog layout I used a new Blueprint called Open Grid!  There will probably be another layout or two to feature the fun we had.  What Blueprints would you use for baseball pictures?


Blueprint:  Open Grid

Little Feet Digital Designs:  A Little Luck, Anticipation, In the Headlines Today

Creative Memories:  Baseball Digital Additions

Fonts:  Chunk Five Ex, Microsoft San Serif

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9 Responses to Blog: Welcome to Orange Friday

  1. Janice says:

    Loving your blog – and your “baseball equals craft” thinking!!!! Your page looks fabulous – thank you so much for picking this Blueprint to highlight your night – you have made it look a winner!

  2. Suzy Dust says:

    What fun Kim! This is our favorite ballpark! We met in San Francisco & my husband used to have season tickets to the SF Giants. We will be running the Giants Half Marathon in September which starts at AT&T Park. Can’t wait to visit it again.

  3. Sandy says:

    I also watched the game on TV from San Jose. You may have been able to hear me cheer from here when Bumgarner hit the Grand Slam.

  4. PixiePage says:

    It is so much fun to take the train up there. No worries about driving in the traffic and finding a place to park (a lot cheaper too!)

    • Kim says:

      Taking the train was a strong consideration…. in the end it was so much longer for us to take the train that we just decided to drive. So we went up early and walked around and went to a local restaurant and had a yummy drink. It was a fun afternoon. And, we were blessed by a stranger that gave us their day parking pass – so parking was free.

  5. adakallen adakallen says:

    LOVE IT! All of it–your story, the grand slam, and the Scrapbook Page!

  6. Vicki says:

    When I saw the title of your blog, the first thing I though of was SF Giants Friday night games. You can imagine how delighted I was when I read your blog and it was about the Giants. I’m from San Jose and a huge SF Giants fan. I watched this game on TV and so enjoyed your blog it. I luv your page you did!

  7. Jan says:

    You really were lucky to see a grand slam, Kim, especially one hit by the pitcher!! Glad you were paying attention! I love going to baseball games – great people watching and good food, especially now days! Ballparks are so much more interesting and interactive now that they were back in the day…

  8. Carolyn says:

    Oh how I love reading about your life with Tony. I especially love the baseball for crafts thinking. 🙂

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