Diamondbacks Home Opener

Opening day for the Diamondbacks finally arrived. I could hardly wait to get down to the ballpark. I had gotten tickets for the whole family. It is the first time anyone besides Trina and Dakota had been to opening day. Not wanting to be late, we left for the ballpark at 3:30. I am fully aware that it only takes 20 minutes to get to Bank One Ballpark and the gates do not open until 5:00 but I wanted to make sure we got there in plenty of time. It was a good thing we left when we did. The Phoenix Suns have a game at America West Arena at the same time as the Diamondbacks play at BOB. Traffic was a nightmare. We finally made it to the gates with 5 minutes to spare. As the gates opened, we made our way down to our seats and then to the edge of the playing field. As batting practice began, a ball flew into left field and was caught by Tony Womack. He came over and gave the ball to Dakota. Dakota was very impressed and couldn’t stop talking about it all night. The kids watched in awe as fireworks were lit in center field and Air Force jets flew overhead during the national anthem. They could hardly contain their excitement and the game had not even started yet. Dakota was a handful while the Diamondbacks were at bat but he would sit perfectly still when Randy Johnson was on the mound. It was a great way to spend an evening as a family. Of course it helped that the Diamondbacks won.


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