Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2 Grapefruit League Games for Spring Training 2013

As a Nats fan I have been wanting to see some Grapefruit League games for years.  By the time Spring Training rolls around this year, for the first time since I lived in D.C. that the Grapefruit League is the closest spring training to go see.  Thus, this year we are going to go see the Marlins @ Nationals on February 27 and the Nationals @ Braves on March 1.

Mik is now quite picky with what games he will go see, since he is still rather ballparked out.  However, he has decided to go to the Braves game, as he is thinking of it as more of a Disney thing to see than a baseball thing and I somehow have not Disneyed him out!  Of course, he is also tagging along to enjoy some time at Walt Disney World, especially some lefse.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mik's Mini Ballplayer Collection: Stephen Strasburg 2012 All Star Edition

Stephen Strasburg 2012 MLB All Star Game
When I was shopping online for Nats 2012 NL East Division Champs gear with my birthday money, I could not resist also getting Mik a Nationals figure for his mini ballplayer collection.  I gave him the options and he decided on the 2012 All Star Edition Stephen Strasburg one.  Mik still likes to trash talk my Nats despite them having an awesome season this year, but all along he has been a Strasburg fan and actually he has a general tendency to like certain pitchers from non-Dbacks teams. 

Mik's Mini Ballplayer Collection: Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

The Ian Kennedy figure was the first one Mik got for his collection, although he did not decide to really start a collection until he got the Jose Reyes one.

Mik's Food Scrapbook: Victory Pretzel at Chase Field

Victory Pretzel
Considering the Northside Twist at Wrigley Field almost made our ballpark trip top 10, it is not surprising that we could not pass up trying the Victory Pretzel at Chase Field when we saw it as a new item back when we went to see Strasburg pitch in August.  The pretzel is giant, but they overcooked it and it had no salt on it.  Overall not a big fan of the Victory Pretzle, however, we would give it another try, since it clearly appeared it was the first time those particular concession stand employees had ever sold one.

Victory PretzelVictory Pretzel

Kj's Baseball Collection: Las Vegas Alien

Alien Las Vegas 51s Baseball

When we went to Cashman Stadium back in June, I choose an alien logo ball as my Las Vegas 51s ball for my collection.

Mik's Mini Bat Collection: Cashman Stadium

Cashman Field Mini Bat

Dad and I got Mik a Cashman Stadium mini bat for his collection when we went to the Las Vegas 51s game back in June.  This is a field photo style that is similar to a lot of the ballpark ones in his collection.

The Bobblehead Museum at Marlins Park

The Bobblehead Museum

The Bobblehead Museum is located inside Marlins Park.  It is on the main concourse near the home plate entrance.  It is a cool collection of bobbleheads from all MLB teams including many mascots, too.

The Bobblehead Museum