Our family enjoys sports...football, hockey, basketball, baseball, bowling, golf, yeah...you get the idea, so for us, a day at the baseball park is ideal. We try to make the trip to Detroit once a season (got hubby On Deck Circle seats for Father's Day!) to see the MLB (Detroit Tigers) game, but we also try to make the trip to Lansing at least once a year to see the local team (Lansing Lugnuts) play. Yesterday, on a whim, we looked up the Lugnuts schedule and saw that it was Kid's Day. To top it off, it was Superhero day, and our youngest is a superhero nut! That sealed the deal, so we ate a good breakfast, piled into the car, and were on our way.
The Lugnuts play at the Cooley Law School Stadium, which is an outside field that is nice and spacious. For the kid's day event, we met a few superheros, including Superwoman and the Lugnuts mascot, Big Lug. My son is all talk because when it came to meeting his heroes, he got super shy. This is the only picture he let us take (when we first got there) and he was apprehensive about this one, lol. He sure did get excited though...seeing Flash Gordon and Batman walking around the ballpark (as long as they kept their distance).
|We met SUPERWOMAN and BIG LUG!|
It was a little disheartening that the stands were as empty as they were, but that did make it nice for roaming. We spent part of the game on the bench, and the other part sprawled out on the lawn (good for energetic children). The Lugnuts always put on a good show...shooting t-shirts into the crowd, providing raffles throughout the game, and having crowd participation for things like the YMCA song (which never gets old when there are a lot of people around to sing it).
All-in-all it was a fun day, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Anyone else enjoy a good day out at the local ballpark?