Friday, July 5, 2013

The 4th of July - Angels Game

I celebrated the 4th of July by sleeping in, going out to lunch, watching Stage 4 of Le Tour de France and attending the Angels game last night.  Bob always has other plans for the 4th of July so it was just Janice, Kyleigh and I.  It was a fantastic game with the Angels pulling out a win in the bottom of the ninth.  Kyleigh says it's because when one of the ushers asked her who was going to win as we headed to our seats, she said "the Angels". 

Janice bought some face paints earlier this year and she's used them quite a few timesso far.  Kyleigh had an Angels A on her left cheek and flag inside a star on her right cheek.  Here she is posing for Mommy.

Prior to the game there was a huge flag displayed on the field and the Star Spangled Banner was followed by a flyover.  I think the gentleman sitting beside me said they were F-58s.

Since David works in the Control Room, I knew the cameraman manning the high third camera.  I took Kyleigh over to introduce her before the game and he wanted to know where our seats were so he could put her on the scoreboard.  It turned out that he wouldn't be able to get a good shot because there were too many people between us and the camera, so he asked her to come back down after the second inning so she could be on the Smile Cam.  Below, they're prepping for the shot.

And here is the picture that appeared on the scoreboard.  Isn't that a pretty smile? Grandpa took the picture off the monitor inside the Control Room and I can't remove the black borders.   

After the game there were more fireworks and they were pretty good except for a glitch where the fireworks computer froze so there were no fireworks to go with two of the songs.  They were able to fix the problem and there was another amazing finale.  I'm going to the game again tonight, this time with Bob so I'll get to see the regular Friday night fireworks as well.

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