Friday night at the free movie in the park (the kids were introduced to – and loved - Goonies, by the way), we won free tickets to today’s Indianapolis Indians game. Thanks, Greenwood Library!
So, at around noon I picked up Aiden from church (we have an unusual church arrangement right now. I’ll have to explain it sometime, but that’s not the point), left Mihret with Christy because we figured it would be too hot for her at the game, which would make everyone a little bit more miserable, to be honest (we were probably right), and headed up to Victory Field for a somewhat last-minute decision to take in an Indians day game.
While we were there, we made a discovery: Kids under 14 get a free hot dog, bag of chips, and bottle of water on Sundays! Since the tickets were free and the kids’ food was free, and we were in the shade, you could definitely call this afternoon a home run. It would’ve been a grand slam, but the Indians lost, so that put a slight damper on things.
While we were watching the game, I asked the kids which song they’d want to be played as their introductory anthem while they were coming up to bat. Their answers surprised me just a bit.
He didn’t want the whole song of Party Rock Anthem. Just the shufflin’ part.
No. She doesn’t think she’s bad to the bone. She just thinks it’s really cool when they play this at Monster Jam when Grave Digger begins his run.
Honestly? I thought she was going to pick Call Me Maybe. She wants it turned up as loud as possible whenever she hears it. Maybe I should’ve mentioned that baseball players seem to dig the tune. Then again, maybe she chose against that song because she’d keep hearing Mihret singing it – and giggling the whole time she was at the plate.
You know – I’m really not that sure which song I’d pick.
Livin’ on a Prayer could fit, considering my former role as a pastor. But it would be really hard to pass up this opening, though:
Of course, there’s always some kind of Star Wars song that would fit, right?
Anyway, the question led to some interesting conversation. And that’s part of the beauty of going to a game, isn’t it? Obviously, for me, this question is all dreamland-type stuff (unless they play music at the company softball league). But now I have to know – what song would you choose? Come on. Don’t be shy.