July 1, 2016

Baseball Tour, continued

Next stop, Detroit.

Comerica Park is a wonderful ballpark, and it has Tigers!

I sure wouldn't try to take the ball away from this Tiger!

As I said, rain was predicted almost every day, and we kept lucking out!

Street art in Detroit.

I have a friend, Jan, who lives in Cincinnati.  I was pretty sure I wouldn't have any spare time while I was there, so I didn't let her know I'd be in town.  I was right, as soon as we got into town, it was game-time.  (I also would never ask anyone to spend money just to come and see me.)  But Jan found out and she and her husband Mark and friend Yvonne, got seats really near mine and we had a wonderful visit.  Jan and I have been blog and FB friends for about 9 years and this is the first time we've met IRL!.

This is the three of us, Yvonne, Jan, and Jan!

Cincinnati is called the Queen City.

Before the game, we visited The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.  It was mostly about Pete Rose because he was just inducted into the hall that week.

There were many interesting exhibits, including these giant bobbleheads.

 This is one wall of the Hall of Fame.

There was a downpour before the game, but the Reds ground staff was prepared.

Next, we went to Milwaukee,  I had a rough start to the day because it would have been Bob's 74th birthday.  But life goes on, and I know he would have been proud of me for carrying on.

Miller Park is a beautiful stadium.  We were treated to a pre-game Tailgate Party.  It was a lot of fun.

At the very top of the stadium, in nose-bleed territory, is a statue of Bob Uecker.  When one of the guys said he was going to climb to the top and get a photo of the statue, I decided to go with him.  I swear it seemed like One Million steps!  But, I made it!

This is a horrible photo, but I made it!

The view from the top of the park!

The next day, we were back in Chicago for a White Sox game.

It was a daytime game, so the Home Run Fireworks were hard to capture.

During the ballgame, this guy dozed off.  The game wasn't boring, he was just tired.

After the ballgame, we had a farewell dinner at Harry Caray's Downtown.

Chicago is a great town.

This is a photo of most of our group, some were camera shy.  I sure had a great time, and I'm looking forward to my next Jay Buckley Baseball Tour in September.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,

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