Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dinner at Busch Stadium

As I mentioned in my Friday Favorites last week, in conjunction with a work conference, I was able to go have dinner on the track at Busch Stadium.  Not only that, they offered tours and we were able to "pitch" in the bullpen.  SO neat!

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?!

Linking up with Whitney.
        

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad you shared this today! I'm going to show Dustin tonight and he's going to be so jealous haha!!! Was the food good that they served?
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. That is such a cool experience and I love the action shots of you!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. What a fun work event!! I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have even been able to get the ball 3 feet in front of me haha

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  4. This is the COOLEST experience!!! I'd love to do something like that at PNC park!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  5. Looks like SUCH a fun time, your throw rocked!

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  6. Wow, what an awesome event to attend! It must be so cool to be on the field, and in the stadium when it's basically empty!

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  7. OH my gosh, Emily, what an amazing event! I can't believe that you got to throw a pitch!! I don't think mine would have made it to any of the catchers either. Lol. I used to play softball in junior high (I was the pitcher) and I was actually really good, but I tried playing a few years ago with some friends and I was totally "throwing like a girl." I was like, WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?! Haha.

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  8. That's so cool that you got to go on the field and practice pitching too! You're right about that being a fun and once in a lifetime experience!

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  9. Look at you....how fun!! So happy you got to experience this!!

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  10. Ok this looks so fun! You are the cutest thing ever throwing the ball!

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  11. Very cool. What a cool experience to have. That is truly a once in a lifetime deal.

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  12. What a fun event! You seem like you get to do the neatest stuff via your job! Perfect scenario!

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  13. That's such a neat experience. Speaking of baseball, all the news of the Marlins pitcher, Jose Fernandez, has my heart breaking this week. There's some videos circulating around FB that will have you in tears. So sad to see someone with so much potential lost at such a young age.

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  14. What a cool opportunity for a work conference :)

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  15. What a neat experience! Too bad you had to share it with co-workers...I'm just kidding! You will always cherish that memory! It seems like you have a job that really values their employees. That's awesome!

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