Friday Evening Baseball Game in Houston
It's late Friday evening in Houston, TX. I arrived at the airport about 4 p.m., took the Super Shuttle into town, and checked into my hotel room. Then I walked over to the lobby of the Hilton Hotel, where many of the member leaders were congregating. After many greetings and sharing short snippets of life, a couple of us walked down the street to have a few beers. We learned that the Milwaukee Brewers were in town to play the Houston Astros at the new baseball stadium, just a few blocks away.
Three of us decided to go to the ball game instead of the group dinner being planned, so we walked on over, purchased $12 "cheap seat" tickets, bought a couple of hot dogs and beers, and walked way up into the clouds.
The stadium is very nice and much like Jacobs Field in Cleveland. We could quite easily watch the game. Our Milwaukee Brewers surged ahead by four runs until the bottom of the sixth inning, when the Houston Astros started to get the best of a tired Brewers pitcher. Three home runs brought in five runs, putting Houston ahead. It only got worse for Milwaukee as the night continued.
After the game ended, they retracted the dome on the stadium, turned out the lights, and had a wonderful fireworks display set to 50s rock and roll music. A good time was had by all.