Take Me Out to the Ball Game

We missed the opening weekend of the college baseball season for good reason – a wedding, so this weekend we bought tickets for the Hurricanes v Gators series in Gainesville, but this series always seems to take place on the coldest weekend of the year and Friday night’s game was no exception.
With the game tied 3-3 and the temperature at 38° at 9:47, the primary concern…no extra innings! And as much as we were cheering for the ‘Canes and wanted a win, I can’t say we were too upset when the Gators won on a walk off hit in the bottom of the ninth. I’m not sure how much longer the long underwear, hats, gloves, and blankets could have protected us from the cold and wind.
Take me out to the ball game
Take me out to the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack
I don’t care if I never get back
Let me root, root, root for the Hurricanes
If they don’t win it’s a shame
For it’s one, two, three strikes
You’re out at the old ballgame
~Jack Norworth, 1908
Yay! It’s baseball season, and next year this game will be in Miami. I bet the temperature will be at least 20º warmer so we won’t need to bundle up…and extra innings won’t be a problem!
Can you believe this pile of clothes and blankets I used at the game on Friday?