First off I want to say a huge thank you to the men and women who sacrifice so much to defend our country.
Happy Memorial Day!
Last year Joplin welcomed a minor league baseball team, The Joplin Blasters. Joplin had been without a home team for YEARS. We were so excited to be there on the opening day of the inaugural season. So this year when the opportunity presented itself to go again, just hours before the game, we jumped at the chance.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t so cooperative. We showed up and during the very first inning it began to sprinkle which switched over to rain just a few innings later… so we left.
That was disappointing.
But lucky for us Russ had more tickets for Saturday and this time we got to sit in our beloved box. Plus the weather could not have been any better AND our home team won. I say that definitely made up for opening night not going so well.
I snapped plenty of photos and Russ once again refused to cooperate with a selfie. He is pretty sweet though.
We hung out with a few different mascots. Saturday was Mascot Mania and there were plenty of odd and oh so familiar favorites to take photos with. We stuck with what was familiar, Blue and the Chick Fil-A cow, of course!
We cheered our boys on. Marissa just LOVES waving her towel around like a maniac. She may or may not have whacked me with it more than once.
Russ kicked back to relax, even if it was just for a bit.
The girls and I walked around and enjoyed the ballpark.
We had such a great time.
I love having a hometown baseball team to cheer for.
It may still be spring but it definitely feels like we are well on our way to making some 2016 summer memories already. The girls are already asking to go back and I have a feeling we’ll definitely be back soon.
Have you made it to a baseball game this year?