Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bizarro Baseball and Ice Cream Hats

Yes, that's right! Amazingly, the Tampa Bay Rays are #1! Greg and I have been going to games since we were engaged. Greg, of course, has been a devout fan much longer than I have (seeing how I never used to watch sports before there was Greg). The first game I ever went to was four years ago, opening day, against the Yankees, the day after we officially got engaged. They won that night but had a disappointing season, not unlike every other season they have had. Now, four years later they are playing amazingly well. Ahead of the Red Sox and the Overpaid Yankees. How great is that? They even graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, the first ever comic book cover. Very cool. The most enjoyable part of this season is seeing how excited Greg is. He, like I said, has been a truly committed fan since day one. Cheering every season even though they didn't stand a chance against the big powerhouses they go up against in their division-The Yankees and the Red Sox.
Greg and I don't get to go to every game (Greg wishes), but we get to St Pete as often as we can. Saturday, we met the Lugo family over there for Rays vs Orioles. The Lugos spent the entire day in St Pete. Unfortunately we couldn't, I have been easily exhausted these past few weeks and I thought it would be too hard go all day and stay awake for the evening game. So we met them at Tropicana Field. It was a packed game. The Rays pulled ahead at the beginning of the game, and it was pretty much over. It was still a lot of fun. I love hanging out with the Lugos. They are such a great family. We got ice cream towards the end of the game. Mmmmm...chocolate with hot fudge and rainbow sprinkles. Don't judge, I had a craving (that's my excuse and will be until December)! Nashua and I got our ice cream in the little souvenir Rays hats. I promised her and Nellie that I would post a picture of Lil Sting'em wearing the ice cream hat in honor of the Rays kickin' booty this year. (It is only fair that I live up to my promise since they have kept their end of the bargain and posted pictures of their Choco wearing one too.) So here is Sting'em, in tribute to the Rays who are surprising everyone except their constant and dedicated fans-we've know they would be great for awhile!

(It is a good thing this dog absolutely adores us and lets us dress him up. Well, let's me dress him up.)

9 comments:

nanamoo said...

ahhh...and it doesn't even look like you used tape...love the look on sting'ems doggy face too!

Laura said...

Nice to see someone's team is doing well...we are in mourning in our house. Sorry you're not feeling well, I hope it passes soon.

Christi said...

Your dog is so cute. I love that little face!

Lugo's said...

I love the picture. He didn't smile though. I guess blue might not be his color.

Heather said...

Glad to hear that your team is doing so good this season, but poor Sting'em! He doesn't look thrilled to be in that hat! I'm also glad that you enjoyed your hot fudge sundae. I can't wait until food starts to sound good to me again!

Rebecca said...

What is sting 'em gonna do when he is kicked out of the nest?!

Jody Weiss said...

Ah, doesn't Sting'em look cute!!! It looks like the hat was made for him! By the way...CONGRATULATIONS! We are so excited for you and your soon to be addition!

Ashlea said...

Hey Stephanie, can I get your e-mail address? Just send it to mine ashleab5@yahoo.com. Thanks

Faith said...

Hey Stephanie! I love your blog. Your a great writer. I wanted to say hi and Congrats on the baby news! That is so awesome. I recently started a blog too and I am still figuring things out but here's the link: http://burgoons.blogspot.com/
Do you know how I can set it up so that it notifies me when my blogging buddies post on their pages? My e-mail is: fburgoon@cfl.rr.com
Thanks a bunch!