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??