I especially don't have team loyalty, unless Team Aniston counts, which it totally should.
But my sister's husband plays for the Houston Astros, and while they might be the best-losing team in baseball right now, I can't pass up free tickets and family time.
Marwin really came through with good seats for us. Family section... Visitor bracelets that grant access to most of the indoor boxes and the player's club house.
I felt like I was on an episode of Baseball Wives, minus the weave and baby mama drama.
Have you ever played "Batter and the Cup?" Basically, each person puts $2 in the cup to start the game. As each new person goes to bat, you have a chance of adding or taking money from the cup.
For example, if your batter strikes out, you add a dollar. If you batter gets to first base, you get a dollar... second base is two dollars.... third base is three dollars... If they get a home run, then you get the whole cup. With each new batter, you pass the cup to the person next to you.
After the game, we got to take an elevator down to the locker rooms and family/friend waiting area. It was fun to meet players that my sister has been
gossiping telling me about for awhile.
We sat with the pitcher's parent's during the game. Afterwards, the pitcher came out of the locker room and gave a big hug and kiss to his mom. I couldn't imagine the joy that his mother must feel watching him play in front of 40,000 people.
We were also celebrating my brother's birthday. His middle name is Louis, after the St. Louis Cardinal's. He was on cloud nine all night.
When the Cards played a series in Houston, Noel flew him down to Texas and he was able to meet all of his favorite players. The first night he wore an Astros shirt to support my brother-in-law.... But then after the game, he was able to meet his favorite players. In every picture, he is covering his Astros shirt. To prevent the groupie embarrassment, we all wore neutral clothing.
And by neutral, I mean I didn't buy a baseball shirt, since they don't come in Team Aniston. :)