Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My trip to The Jake

Monday, my family and I loaded up and headed to Cleveland from Pittsburgh. We spent the day checking out a couple things before heading to the Indians game. Just as we approached, the bottom fell out of a threatening sky.

It rained for a while, and since we weren't sure at that point if there would be a game, we snapped some pics. We happened to park on the centerfield side of the park near Gate C. So, we got in, each of us snagging a cool Cabrera bobblehead, and headed to Heritage Park.

Heritage Park is amazing in the rain, so I bet it is even sweeter when one is not being showered by an evening rain. The rain wasn't heavy, but it was constant. I love the Bob Feller wall. My favorite spot, of course, is the future home of the Thome statue.

We took Emily to KidZone where she made a foam visor with lots of decorations and I played a very fun card game with some of the zone staff. The cards are round with various pictures, logos, etc. each player gets a card. The center pile gets one card flipped over. Players look for a match on their card and the center card. Yell out your match first and you win the card. The player with the most cards at the end wins. My daughter climbed the rock wall after her crafting was done. To 4 year old, the wall must seem huge. To my daughter (not quit a teen), it was almost too small to enjoy. But, she did enjoy it anyway. We also managed to get in a fast-moving photo line and took our pic with Aaron Cunningham. He is a very nice guy.

The whole time, I had been talking and texting with Jack (known as Baseball Dad in the blogosphere). After the game was underway, we finally met near the bleachers. That was cool! We chatted a bit. I have saving wrappers from the breaks to give him but with the rain, I left them in the car. Turns out I will be mailing them after all. Haha, figures.

The game itself was great - a sweet battle back and forth between the two Ohio teams. Even sweeter: the Indians won, putting the horrid playing in Pittsburgh behind them.

I took lots of pictures that will get posted after we get back from our trip. In the meantime, here are some from my iPhone (I am using the Blogger app to post while on the road).


  1. Glad you still got to see a game. Have a good (and safe) rest of the trip!

  2. Sounds like a great trip! Glad the rain didn't ruin the trip to the Jake. Glad you got to meet Aaron Cunningham, he was one of my favorite Padres before he got traded for a AAA pitcher.

  3. No matter what they do, that is still going to be "Jacobs Field" to me.

  4. It was a great evening and a pleasure to meet you and your family ! Good game too !