Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fan Appreciation Day!

Well, another season is over... Almost. Today was the last official Angels home game, and we went once again with my in-laws. The ballpark is so peaceful to me. It really is a home away from home. I doubt many really get what I'm talking about. Opening Day and Fan Appreciation Day are my most favorite games of the year. The beginning of a new season, and the closing of an old one.

The woman who sang the national anthem today was awesome. I rarely do it anymore, but it brought tears to my eyes. I love watching the opening video - it is a montage of photos through the years to that song "Calling All Angels"... That makes me cry too. Being an Angels fan is more than just a past time, it is a way of life for me. There are people at the stadium that I've known for many years now who are like family - though I really only get to see them 6 months out of the year. We've watched each other get married, have kids, bring babies to the ballpark, and enjoy time at the ballpark while the kids are with a babysitter. It is family, it is home away from home, and today was the last game of the season... Unless of course we make it to the playoffs. I think our chances look good... And of course then there is the World Series. I wonder if this is the year for #2?

I love this time of year. College football starting, the wonderful weather and time to start staying home. And the last game of the year.


FunkyB said...

Oh YEAH for college football!!!!

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