Hidden Journaling: Take me back to a Tribe game…yes, I’m singing a baseball song! Why, you might ask, would a not so sports minded girl be humming a tune involving the Cleveland Indians? Because I still can’t believe how much fun I had! David and I went to an Indians came in June when they faced the Boston Red Sox. When I first saw the stadium from the highway I couldn’t tell if it was really that close or really that big! Walking into the ballpark took about 30 minutes and not because we parked far away. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of how incredible everything was. The stadium lights (which David calls “toothbrush lights”), the statues, the brickwork, even the greenery they incorporated to bring color to the complex. I didn’t realize a sports arena could look so, well, pretty! And then we actually got inside. I wish a camera or journaling could record the sounds, smells and atmosphere…the whole experience is impossible to put together if you aren’t there yourself. I know I drove David crazy with picture taking as I had us walk completely around the entire stadium, snapping photos of everything from the field to people to signs on walls…even merchandise for sale! Finally we made it to our seats in the bleachers and it was time to Play Ball! The game was a very exciting back and forth contest, but the action outside the field was just as entertaining. We had crazy guys in our section start “The Wave” that went around the stadium 5 times; we had a pair of kids jump the fence and run across the field, getting chased and eventually caught by police; and a drunk guy waving his shirt over his head trying to get himself on the “Fan Cam” on the big screen. The game itself was what finally took the cake. After giving up a 2 run homerun in the top of the ninth (which landed only about 10 rows in front of us) the Indians trailed by one. So in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, Russell Branyan stepped to the plate and blooped a single over the first baseman, scoring 2 runs and winning the game! Fireworks erupted from behind the scoreboard and the crowd went absolutely wild. My David was part of that wild, clapping and yelling at the top of his lungs. The excitement on his face made my heart smile to see him have such a good time. I myself had already got my game winning smile when I found out J.D. Drew played for Boston….I would cheer for that cutie no matter what team he plays for!