Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We started the day by packing up my parents and the girls and waving goodbye as they headed east. Then we looked at the empty house, and left.
Lexi had won two free tickets to the Diamondback take on the San Diego Padres at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. So we grabbed the light rail and took in the game. It is a very nice ball field, and is know for its swimming pool behind the outfield wall and for having a retractable roof in a place that is so sunny. Since the temps were getting back to normal, the roof was closed and the AC was on for the game. We were joined at the game by Senator John McCain since his wife was there for the pre-game activities honoring veterans.
The DBacks had a five-run inning early in he game, but let the Padres catch up and take the lead. Then they failed to scored despite great opportunities to do so late in the game. In the end the DBacks lost in the 10th inning.
After the game ended, they opened the roof to water and sun the field as we left.