I took my youngest daughter and two of her best friends to the game.
We have been going to the Marlins games since 2006, we took a break last summer because I couldn't afford the tickets anymore. Its not that I'm an incredible knowledgeable baseball chick but I was born in Dominican Republic, raised in Puerto Rico with a Cuban grandpa and grew up around uncles and cousins that loved the game. I've been watching baseball at stadiums and on TV since 1976 and I love the game.
Its a long game and it takes a few moments to get adjusted to the pace and the rules but both of my girls know all the basics and they love staying after the game for the entertainment and the fireworks. Yes, they have fireworks!
Thrift shirt purchased the Friday before the game, with no name tag but it looks like the brand I.N.C from Macy's.
Mossimo jeans, thrifted a couple of weeks ago.
Thrifted belt, purchased about 4 months ago. Old Italian sandals.
Necklaces: some from Steinmart, some thrifted and others were presents.
Bracelets from Dollar General and others were gifts from friends.
Ring from Steinmart.
Here we are, the game started at 7:00 we made it to the parking lot by 7:20!
Walking fast to get inside. We were surprised that there were so few people in the parking lot because in years before the games were always packed.
We walked this round pathway to make it to our seats. The art is done by the great Brazilian artist (living in Miami) Romero Brito.
Our seats were the in the fourth row right by the Marlins dugout. We could almost, almost hear some of the players talking and we waved at them and some of them smile back at us.
Again we were amazed by the small amounts of fans inside the stadium.
The great Bonifacio getting in the swing of things!
By the time this play came to, we were already 3-1.
We were winning. That's the reason for the big smile.
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Here I'm again thanks to my youngest daughter's friends camera work.
The Marlins cheerleaders doing their dance.
The pink and orange sky right before it turned dark and all the stadium lights were turned on.
This is the Houston Astros, the rival team. The change the pitcher 3 times during the game.
These dudes dress in funky costumes are the Marlins Manatees, the male counterparts to the cheerleaders. They come out and also do some dancing.
My favorite player Emilio Bonifacio. He is from Santo Domingo, the capital of The Dominican Republic and has been playing for the marlins since 2008.
He got 2R and 1H and had the best batting average of the entire game.
We won 1 to 6!!!!!!!
The team getting ready to leave the field after the game was over.
This was the after-game show: Cirque Dreams. They did some amazing acrobatics!
They had some sort of springs attached to their feet and they were jumping very high and doing flips.
This was a very busy day before the game I took my daughter to a birthday party, did 6 loads of laundry, picked her and her friends up, drove to the game, stayed for the show, drove from the stadium in Miami to this Steak 'n Shake in Sawgrass and needed some good old Coca Cola to continue with the celebratory mood and keeping up with 16, 17 and 18 years old kids!!!!!!!
One of the shakes.
Steak 'n Shake is an old-style take on fast food you actually sit and have an waiter and their menu is based on American Classics like hamburgers and hot dogs.
Some pictures of their old stores. This company was started in 1937 in the Midwest when a gas station was combined with a hamburger stand.
I'm always up for some good old American cuisine at 12:30a.m.
The kids choice. They were in food heaven, I mean small hamburgers, french fries and shakes is all you need to be in food heaven.
The moon and the restaurant entrance as we said goodbye for the night (actually early morning) and right before I drove two of the kids and them drove ourselves home.
Here are the gates to a good time and a free game thanks to my girl's auntie!
Have a great week,