When we heard there would be a freeway series, Angels vs. Dodgers, at Anaheim Stadium the weekend we would be in Anaheim, we just had to get tickets. My mother and father grew up in L.A. and were Dodgers fans that was the first game I ever went to. But I grew up in Orange County so I used to go to Angels games with my friends when I was a teen. Living in Las Vegas, we get to watch both teams on TV but we are definitely Angels fans.
The stadium is one of the best in baseball because it’s right there in the suburbs with such easy access – just a couple of miles from Disneyland. Easy in and easy out. And it’s always fun to valet park back at the resort after a game when you’re wearing your Angels gear – the CMs love to chat with you about the game – even the Hilton staff got into it.
We were surrounded by Dodgers fans and they brought their competitive spirit, although it was all done in fun. But the highlight for us was right before the game started when they played “Calling All Angels.” I felt like I had been called home. We hadn’t had dinner before the game (5 p.m. game on Sunday night on ESPN) so we headed for the snack bar and got some kind of burrito bowl – tasty but way too much food. Later we managed to find room for some cracker jacks – what’s a baseball game without them? 🙂
Unfortunately, the Angels lost that night, but we did see Kobe Bryant sitting in the stands. Everybody cheered for him. Wonder who he was cheering for? He may play for the Lakers, but he lives in the O.C.
Anyway, we headed out early, reading to crawl into our nice, comfy Serenity bed to rest up before the big day at Disneyland, Yes, folks, we really did finally make it to the park.
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