Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stitch and Pitch!

Better late than never for this post!

Last Friday - I went to the Stitch and Pitch game at the Nationals stadium in DC. It my was first time at that stadium and I have to say I had a blast!

Hollyanne and her son joined me at the game.

Nationals Stitch and Pitch

The boy and I had fun mimicking the announcer's voice as he called the names of the Nat's players.... Looooooooooopez! Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuzman! Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuukes! He was also trying to get a photo of each player hitting the ball. It was very challenging actually because his camera took about 2 seconds from the time you push the button to the time his camera actually took the photo. So I was helping him out. I must have said "ready... set... take it!" about 500 times!! I got really good at analyzing the pitcher's wind up! ha!

He did get some good shots though and that's all that matters!

The game went into extra innings and would you believe it took 14 innings for the Nats to finally win!? But win they did! Here they are celebrating their LOOONG awaited victory.

Nationals win!!

The "official" mascot of the team is Screech the bald eagle - but my personal favorites were the Presidents!

Presidents race

Here they are on the big screen racing around the stadium. Lincoln won both times :)

There was of course - lots of knitting!
Stitch and Pitch

And knitters! I didn't know who would be there - but I hit the knitter jackpot - I saw all my DC and VA friends! (MD friends too!)

Before we even sat down - we saw Ms Bonnie!
Bonnie and Hollyanne

And the awesome sisters Cici and Chelette.
My girls!!

It was so great to see my pal Amy O!

The Amazing Amy O!

Boo hoo - she is leaving for Alaska soon!

I managed to spy Ann in the front row when she got up for the 7th inning stretch and then imagine my surprise when I sit down next to Erin! It was so great to run into you ladies!
Erin and Ann

And I also finally got to meet the fabulous Karida of Neighborhood Fibers. We had communicated through email when I was helping out with the Cloverhill Booth at MD Sheep and Wool. She is just as nice in person as she is online.

Karida and Amy O!

This girl is way talented too. She dyes up the most gorgeous yarn! I was lucky enough to snag two mini skeins of Neighborhood fibers in my Stitch and Pitch goodie bag! Woohoo!

I later heard Isel was waving at me all night and I never even saw her! Sorry! I told her she has to throw some yarn at me next time :)

It was a fun night! Can't wait for the next Stich and Pitches - first at the Bowie Baysocks and then the Orioles!


Trillian42 said...

I still can't believe I forgot about Stitch n Pitch! I missed the O's one, so I was planning to go to the Nats game.

When is the Baysox one? If I miss that one, it would be ridiculous - it's five freaking minutes from me!

maitai said...

so fun, i'm sorry i missed it! i have yet to go to the new stadium! well, i never went to the old one either...

turtlegirl76 said...

They got rid of Upie? NOOOO! Dammit. They're still the Expos to me.

Pheelya said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!

cici said...

as usual awesome pictures... It was a fun night!:D

Stacey said...

what a fun time! that must have been a long night - 14 innings!!!!

bySarah said...

Who would have thought a baseball game would ever become the place for local knitters to see and be seen??

It looks like you guys had fun.
Although, I have to admit...I am usually pretty done with baseball after the regular 9 innings...I cant imagine 14.

MEI said...

How fun! Isn't the Nats ballpark great? I want to go with you to the Bay Sox!! Let me know when it is. :)

Lolly said...

Oh, so much fun! I was out of town, but I will have to stay up-to-date for the next ones. Especially the Baysox, those are pretty fun! Great photos, J!

Anonymous said...

yay! total blast. and what a fun surprise to see you there! your pictures are really good and I have CAMERA ENVY. :)

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe I didn't see you there! We were all in section 305, right at the glass wall. What a great night! So much fun! I didin't get home til after 2am!

Maybe I will see you at the Orioles. I didn't know about the Baysox...hmmm, sounds like a possible road trip!

Jane (the first)

Lynn said...

Looks like fun but I'll admit - I never could bring anything to do when I go to a game :-)

knitseashore said...

It sounds like you all had an awesome time!!

mrspao said...

What a great idea. It looks like you had a super fun time. I would quite like to go to a ball game when we visit next.

J.P. said...

That looks like so much fun!

roxy =^o^= said...

I've heard Nats Stadium is gorgeous - gotta go experience it for myself one of these days LOL

Hey-I'm in for the Baysox if you guys are really going, drop me and email or sumthin sumthin :)