Somehow the beginning of Cleveland Indians baseball season got away from me. All of the sudden, it was the end of May and I hadn’t been to a game! So, on Tuesday night, I gathered up some of my favorite girls and we headed to the ballpark.
There couldn’t have been nicer weather for the game, plus it was Fill the House night benefiting the Cleveland Foodbank.
Between ticket sales and in-kind donations, Fill the House raised over $20,000 for the Cleveland Foodbank! Besides the gorgeous weather and contributing to a good cause, we also took in a little baseball.
In my opinion, Progressive Field is one of the nicest parks in the major leagues (even though it takes great mental effort to call it Progressive Field and not The Jake). And even though the Indians lost on Tuesday, our hometown team has been playing some great ball this year.
We also enjoyed some Summer Shandy and Italian sausage sandwiches with grilled onions and peppers (and of course Ballpark Mustard) that I’ve been craving since last season.
I was really disappointed to see how empty the stands were on Tuesday. We have a good team, a beautiful park, and going to a game can be affordable. We had great tickets on the third-base line for only $20. Yes, the food and drink can be pricey ($9.50 for a Summer Shandy!), but you can also eat before the game or grab a much cheaper beer at Winking Lizard or City Tap.
If you need more motivation, the Fill the House nights turn your night at the ballpark into something good for a local charity. The next Fill the House is on Tuesday, June 19 to benefit USO of Northern Ohio. You can find information on other Fill the House nights by clicking here.
And if you still need more motivation, I found unequivocal proof Tuesday night that God is an Indians fan:
It took me awhile to get out to Progressive Field this season, but I’ll definitely be back and I hope to see you at the ballpark too! Go Tribe!