Jul 14, 2015

All-Star Festivities

Let me first just say. Todd.Freaking.Frazier! Last night's home run derby was an absolute blast to watch!! In honor of today being that big All-Star baseball thing, I figured I should actually show up and talk about what I've been up to. In my world, weekends are low-key more often that not, but that was not the case for this past weekend. I almost don't know where to start, I've been a busy bee!! I had plans Friday, Saturday & Sunday. And not just any plans, epic events! Friend city! Major celebrations! Since there's no way to fit all of that into just one post, I'm focusing on the fact that Jared and I got to attend FanFest and the AllStar Futures/Celebrity Softball game over the weekend!
In case you're living under a rock, Cincinnati is hosting the MLB AllStar game tonight and the fun and festivities kicked off last weekend. We lucked out with free tickets to a couple of the events at the last minute. I'd been keeping my fingers crossed for a hook-up and it finally came through! 




We'd thought about buying tickets to FanFest, but the $35 price scared us away. While it seemed really steep, I now realize that the freebies we walked away with were definitely worth the cost of admission. Jared and I each scored 2 tickets (so 4 total!) to the Louisville Slugger Museum, a $10 Dunkin' Donuts giftcard and a really cool AllStar game souvenir baseball. Those few items in addition to all the cool stuff to see/do? Definitely worth paying for- even though we didn't have to. I do think kids tickets should have been priced a little lower, but that's just my opinion.





I took a zillion photos that day- the few I'm posting don't even scratch the surface of everything we got to experience. We spent about three entire hours there- and would have probably stayed even longer but let's be honest- I got hungry. There was so much to look at, read, see, interact with, and plenty of photo opp's.




The ballpark was a fun time too- despite the weird weather we were having. It was hot, there were a few sporadic quick showers and before long we were in a full-blown rain forest and sweating like it was our job. Let's just say we left there very sticky people, but thankfully Rosie Red didn't mine and still let us snag a picture with her before leaving. That was my first photo with her, score!!






And of course we couldn't pass up any mustache without a picture. I think Jared nailed this pose ;)

So excuse me if I've got bags under my eyes, weird suntan/burn lines on my chest and if it takes me a minute to comprehend what you're saying when we chat... I'm still in a baseball fog today! Cincinnati is a great place to be :)


27 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, how FUN! Eric and I would be all over this in a heart beat! It's even sweeter when you get the hooks up and get free tickets!

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  2. That looks like an awesome time! And the fact that you got tickets for free just sweetens the deal. Enjoy that $10 Dunkin card...I'm hooked on Dunkin lately and need to stop going multiple times a week before the scale begins to notice!

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  3. SO FUN!!!!!!! I wish we were in Cincy for this, drat that trip to Colorado! ;)

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  4. This looks like so much fun! I love all the extra activities big events like this bring to town.

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  5. I don't even need to tell you how jealous I am! So fun and I'm super glad you got to go! I wish more than anything I could have gone to the Derby last night. I was jumping up and down and screaming in my apartment last night. Sorry, neighbors. So awesome to see our city in the national spotlight. I'm glad the FanFest was awesome - I've liked all the ones I've been to before, but haven't made it to an MLB one yet!

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  6. That looks like so much fun! I really wish I had gone when it was in Minnesota last summer. I guess I'll just have to try to plan a trip out to San Diego next summer to go.

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  7. Looks like SO much fun!! We totally should have gone to some of this stuff last year when it was in NY. Very cool!

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  8. This looks like so much fun! I wish we had a MLB team closer to Portland so we could get an opportunity to host and attend something like this!!

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  9. I would say I'm jealous, but I'm afraid that doesn't even begin to describe what I'm feeling. We lost track of time last night and missed the beginning of the Home Run Derby (aka, missed watching Prince Fielder lose, whomp whomp). We saw the end though. Then watched the rerun of the Celebrity game which was beyond entertaining, I can't imagine being there in person! OH... and..... Andy Dalton though!!!

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  10. How fun! Looks like y'all had a blast, and yay for freebies! :)

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  11. So so fun! I haven't been able to do any of the festivities but Blake went down last night and said it was SO much fun!!

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  12. so much fun!! I remember when it was here in Pittsburgh, my parents had tickets and went to everything!

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  13. How fun is that!!! I need to see if the Red Sox do something similar! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  14. So jealous! I'm not even going to show Jordan these pictures so he doesn't have to sin by coveting your weekend ;)

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  15. I can't even express to you how jealous I am that you got to go to the All Star festivities! There is NO better town than Cincy to be in during baseball season! We have the prettiest stadium and the most fun :) I'm totally rocking my red lips and heels today for Todd! Woohoo!

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  16. So exciting that you got to go to this! My husband would be SO jealous! He watched the whole thing last night and it was the highlight of the baseball season for him so far since the Philadelphia Phillies, his favorite team in the world, are having their worst season ever!!

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  17. Great photos! That looks like a ton of fun.

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  18. Well look at all this baseball fun!!! I love all the fun pictures that you guys got to take. The mustache was obviously executed perfectly. I hate when I have to cut a trip short because I get hangry. It happens more often that I would like to admit.

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  19. I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S! Looks/sounds like a fabulous time. I wish that they would bring the All-Star game here to 'Sconnie so I could do all that fun stuff. So cool. I love that baseball card pic of your boy. Awesome. :)

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

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  20. sounds like so much fun. i'm definitely not a baseball girl, but i'm sad i'm missing out on all the fun festivities in cincinnati right now!

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  21. Soooo much fun! I've always wanted to attend all star week festivities. And how cute are you guys with the mascot and the mustache!

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  22. It looks like you had such a fun weekend, and so awesome that you got free tickets to all of the fun activities. I love when there's a big event in your hometown because it gives you the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary.

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  23. That is so awesome! Looks like y'all had so much fun! I'm wishing I had gone to when it was in St. Louis a few years ago...

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  24. This looks like SO MUCH FUN! I am super jealous. So glad you were able to enjoy all the festivities!

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  25. I went to FanFast when the ASG was in Kansas City and had an awesome time!

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  26. Super fun! My sister-in-law took my nieces to the Demi Lovato concert and they had some great pictures. And since the Reds are my second-favorite baseball team, I was loving the show Todd Frazier put on at the HR Derby! And even though the NL lost the game, my boy McCutchen hit a home run!

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