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Grasshoppers, Grub and a Gripe

The Thunderdome

The Thunderdome


We try to make it to a couple of Greensboro Grasshoppers games each season. It’s a good outing. Sophie enjoys the playground, the music and the dogs (Babe and Yogi). For a bit of dog drama check this out Dog ejected from game

There’s something relaxing about sitting in a ball park on a crisp evening and taking in a game. I think most folks, if they were being honest, aren’t really all that into who ‘wins or looses’. Most folks are there just to check it all out, soak up the atmosphere (and maybe a beverage or two) and let the kids have a good time. As a matter of fact, we usually put quite a bit of effort into watching as little of the game as possible. Not on purpose, that’s just the way it works out.

We usually unleash Sophie on the poor unsuspecting city folk in the playground area a.k.a ‘The Thunderdome’ for awhile and blow off some steam. Then, it’s time to find our seat. We’ve usually killed at least 3 innings by this point. Next up…time to eat. Pizza or chicken strips are usually the order of the day. Go chase down a napkin or two and get the grub on. Then sit down and watch a couple of innings, laugh at the standard ball park sound effects and music and dance in my seat with Sophie for awhile. Then, it’s time for popcorn. Return to the seat and take in another inning. By now the popcorn is gone because Sophie and I can blow through popcorn like Sherman through Atlanta. Time to stroll around again, take in some sights, maybe hit the gift shop and find something sweet to eat (as usual, Dippin’ Dots are a big hit). By this time, we’re usually up to about the 8th inning. We’ll settle into our seats and prepare for the post-game fireworks extravaganza (it’s great to watch the fireworks reflect off the downtown Radisson). Overall, it’s a large time. I highly recommend it for a good family outing.

A word on soft drinks…..
Since we only go to a couple of games each season, we usually wait and eat at the ballpark to get some ‘ballpark food’. It looks like Hungry Howies pizza is a new sponsor this year. One of the best deals I’ve seen at the ball park is a whole pizza for (I think) $17.00. Now, once you add on a few $3.00 soft drinks, a bargain it is not. Could someone please cut us a break on the overpriced soft drinks? I can mildly understand the 5.00 beer. You wanna drink, you gotta pay. But, honestly, 3.50 for a soft drink? Someone tell the man to cut us a break!

Fireworks are the order of the evening every Friday night.

Night shot

Night shot


Grandstand

Grandstand


Fireworks on Friday night

Fireworks on Friday night


Babe and Yogi

Babe and Yogi


Main Grandstand

Main Grandstand

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