When we originally heard about the event, we thought it would be a game. Then we realized that the Cardinals weren't playing at home that night. It was pretty much a guessing game until the week before the conference. I got super excited when I heard we were having dinner "on the field" aka the track behind home plate that goes around the actual field.
The buses arrived at that stadium, then we were escorted down to the area where the green seat ticket holders go. It was a really big area with lots of tables and chairs and a buffet. Through that area, you can get out in the stands and onto the field. Once we got onto the field, we saw tables on the track, and a bar in the visiting dugout. If that wasn't neat enough, tours were offered throughout the stadium. We saw the clubhouse (just the doors), the room when they do interviews, the radio room and a few other things. There were actually a few other events being held at the stadium, so we were unable to go see all the trophies. Still, a really nice tour, with a very knowledgeable guide. The food was delicious and the bartenders were serving up strong drinks. After dinner, almost everyone made a trip to the bullpen to do some "pitching." I quote pitching, because let's be honest, my throws did not even make it to the catchers. And I saw catcher(s) plural, because I was aiming for one, while the ball actually went towards the other. Oops! However, it was really fun to see coworkers give it a try. Some were really good while others were...a little more like me. It was neat to see the city lights as the sky got darker and just to be level with the baseball field.
The experience was very cool, and probably a once in a lifetime thing. When am I ever going to get a chance to do that again?!
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