Jun 24, 2015

Not Just a Football Fan

Everyone around here knows that football is my one true love, but I still love watching most other sports. Especially this time of year. I always say that May-June are my dedicated baseball months, where I actually follow the Reds closely and try to get to as many games as I can. As soon as July hits, it's full-on football mode for me! Unless of course it's time for the Olympics, and in that case I happily share time. (Can it just be August 2016 already?! Rio!!!) But since it's still June- I can enjoy baseball a little while longer. Jared and I got to be in the suite with some of my coworkers last Friday night which was an absolute blast.
You can tell from the photos that this is a rare treat and we were pretty pumped ;) Usually we get to do this once a year but we missed our chance last season, so it's been awhile. We made up for lost time and helped ourselves to a ridiculous amount of food- mainly guacamole for me and that dessert spread for the mister. The Reds beat up on the Marlins that humid, gross night and there were post-game fireworks, too. A classic summer evening at the ballpark.


It's exciting downtown right now since the All-Star Game is here in Cincinnati this year! People are hard at work around the area making things beautiful and getting ready for the large crowds that will be here next month. Giant mustaches are going up all around the city and I keep spotting new ones each time I'm out- they are so funny! The idea was fueled by the handlebar logo for this year’s All-Star Game as well as the history of the Reds franchise and returning trend of facial hair for baseball players.

Now if only I could actually afford some tickets to the game... Hint, Hint. Anyone, anyone? If nothing else, Jared and I hope to make it to the fan fest to check out some of the happenings. I'm looking forward to our city being in the national spotlight for a bit. Has a big sporting event ever come to your city??

25 comments:

  1. SO jealous!!! I miss Reds games so much! And so exciting that the All Star Game is in Cincy this year! All the fun stuff happens when I no longer live there haha! Nothing exciting ever happens in Orlando. I miss my sporting events!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Absolutely LOVE going to baseball games! Such a fun atmosphere!! And in a suite...even better!!!

    So awesome about the All-Star game! It's come to Nats Park in 2018!!

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  3. If you get a chance to go to the All-Star Fan fest, do it! We did it when the all star game was here a few years ago and it was so much fun. Very cool to see all the work that goes into bringing a huge event to a city. My boys should be well represented at this year's game!!

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    1. I'm really hoping we get a chance to! :)

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  4. My boyfriend is a Reds fan, however he doesn't want to ever go there. Since we went to St. Louis last year I told him we could go to Cincinnati this year, but he'd rather go to St. Louis. So maybe one of these days we will go and hopefully won't get ridiculed for wearing my Cardinals gear!

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  5. Watching a game in a suite is so much fun!!! I love it and get so geeked, too! Looks like y'all had a great time. I saw all the allstar hullabulloo when we were in Cincy last month, so exiting!!!

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  6. I don't follow sports much but I love going to baseball games. Its just such a fun summertime thing to do!!! We will most likely go to more minor league games this year

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  7. It's been WAY too long since I've been to a baseball game, or any live sporting event for that matter. I'm hoping that now that I'll have a roommate this fall who actually likes sports maybe that will change. All of that food looks so good. I'm a guac addict & I'm pretty sure I spotted something chocolately with caramel in it...I would've been on that like white on rice.

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  8. Looks like so much fun. & the giant mustaches are really cracking me up! Tee hee!

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  9. Perfect summer night, in my opinion. Guacamole doesn't hurt, either. I'm glad to hear you're an Olympic fanatic, too. Seriously, I'm so pumped for Rio. I'm dying to get downtown and check out all of those amazing mustaches. That is such a great idea for Cincinnati. I also want to see the Scripps building in person all dressed up like Mr. Redlegs. SO CUTE. I really want to get to FanFest, but I don't think it'll happen. It closes early on Monday and Tuesday and we'll be out of town all weekend. Ugh. I'll just have to head down there a few weeks early to see the decorations.

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  10. How fun! Those mustaches are awesome. And I'm with you, I cannot WAIT for the next Olympic Games! Hurry up, 2016!

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  11. Is it wrong that I focused on the chips and dip?

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  12. I'm glad you two had a blast!!! Yummmm to the guacamole and dessert spread!!! :) I love those giant mustaches haha! Caleb and I are hoping we can make it to the Friday evening event next month. We'll see!

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  13. So much fun! Being in the suite is the only way to go...hehe, just kidding, but it really is nice! And YES for the Olympics, I just get no sleep when they are on tv...Mr. and I watch EVERYTHING! Even the qualifying events for obscure no one's heard of or seen events, LOL.

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  14. I love watching baseball in a stadium, there's just something about the stadium that makes the whole experience better.

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  15. Looks like SO MUCH FUN! Nothing like a baseball game in the summer, and yummmmm guacamole!

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  16. Suite life is where it's at!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  17. I'm not a big baseball fan but Reds games are so fun!

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  18. I so wish I could go to the All Star Game - would be so much fun! Now that I've realized my love for MLB baseball I want to hit up as many stadiums as possible. Cincinnati is on my list!

    We only have two more sleeps until the CFL season starts and I can't wait! And I wish the Olympics could be every single year - I hate having to wait for them!

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  19. What a fun night!! And let's be honest...guac and sweet treats? Does life get any better? No!

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  20. Sports & Guac...you are speaking my love language! It's so fun having a favorite team (or sport) to be invested in but it's also hard to pick just one! Life as a sports fan - it's tough! :)

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  21. I want to get to that stadium ASAP. I love that spot on the river... you know, across from where we had Mexican food :)

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  22. It looks like you had a great time at the baseball game! And it sounds like a blast doing the fan events for the All Star game. What a fun city you live in!

    Is it really only one more year til the Olympics?! Wow! I love the Olympics too.

    Have a great weekend, Erin!

    Jess
    www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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  23. we had thought about getting tickets. i've heard that as it gets closer to the game you can find them from brokers really cheap. I really want to go this year. This will be 2nd time we have been close but haven't been able to go. We are also trying to save money so probably not the smartest thing to do, right? I love all those mustaches around town. so cool.

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  24. I love watching football and always look forward to the Olympics. Love your new blog look!

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