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Bucket List: Feet on Dugout

On Wednesday, my husband and I had our first date night this year! Where would we go? The Angels game of course!

It’s always been on my bucket list to be able to go to a baseball game, sit in the first row, and put my feet up on the dugout! Wednesday night, we had the opportunity, and I was over the moon, excited!

Feet on Dugout

The players were standing right there in front of me. They no longer appeared 3″ tall, like they did in the nose bleed seats!

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We were so close, I felt like I had to take a few practice swings too!

Trout Warmup

Even though the Halo did not light up that night, and the Angels were swept by the Mariners in their opening series, we still had an awesome time, and are stoked that baseball season is back! Angels Game

Special thanks to my amazing husband for making this night happen, and helping me cross one item off my bucket list.

Hubbs

 

Go Angels! 

 

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Angels Put a Smile on My Face!

Everyone who knows me, knows this… I love the Angels and Angel Stadium is my happy place!

(Check out my Mickey Scavenger Hunt posts from the 2010 MLB All Star Game)

Last night, we went to our last Angels game before the girls arrive!

Before this game, the Angels have definitely been struggling, scoring only one run over their last 30 innings, on their 1-6 road trip. It was time for the Angels to turn things around. I asked, and thankfully, they answered!

We were so lucky to have received awesome tickets from Smile Generation! Smile Generation is a referral service for best-in-class dentists, I’m the first person to tell you that finding a dentist is not easy, (since I am so picky) because I went through 4 dentists before finding the perfect one in So Cal!

Back on their home turf, and the first inter-league game of the season, for both teams, the Angels dominated! Ervin Santana pitched a four-hitter for his sixth career shutout! Mark Trumbo hit a 3-run homer and Alberto Callapso had 3 R.B.I’s.

Everyone had an extraordinary game and the Angels finally got out of their losing funk. It was an awesome “last live game” to attend for the season! (Don’t worry… when possible, I never miss a game from my couch!)

As if “Lighting up the Halo” isn’t the perfect ending to a perfect night, Fridays are also Big Bang Fridays at the Big A! Angels Stadium definitely has one of the best fireworks displays I’ve seen, and if you have not seen it, you need to buy tickets to a Friday night game!

With a big victory last night, we finally got our mojo back. The Angels will take on the Braves again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

Let’s Light Up the Halo!!

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2010 All-Star Summer Lineup

All-Star Summer has arrived!

FanFest: Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest is an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world. The event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located adjacent to the Hilton Anaheim. The event will feature interactive exhibits, MLB clinics, seminars, autograph sessions, memorabilia and more. For more information or to purchase tickets for All-Star FanFest, visit the MLB Website.

All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run: Run like an All-Star and sign up for the 5K or 1 mile Fun Run. This is a fun, family-friendly event and walkers and runners are all welcome. Part of the course includes running around Angels field! Each participant will receive a commemorative All-Star medal and t-shirt. Jillian Michaels, host of  The Biggest Loser, will be at the finish line cheering you on. All money raised in this event will support cancer charities.

XM All-Star Futures Game: The Futures Game is an annual exhibition between a team of top minor league prospects from the United States and a team from other parts of the world. Each roster contains 25 of the best minor league players. The Futures Game will be Game 1 of a Double Header for All Star Sunday.


Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game: This is an annual game that brings former Major-League All-Stars and celebrities together for an entertaining softball game! The softball game will be Game 2 of a Double Header for All Star Sunday.


Gatorade All-Star Workout Day and State Farm Home Run Derby: Watch four sluggers from the American League take on four sluggers from the National League in a home run derby at Angels Stadium!


MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show: The 6th annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show will give you the opportunity to see a parade of your favorite All-Star players, Coaches, and Hall of Famers, as they walk down the red carpet that will stretch 3/4 of a mile! The parade will begin on Convention Way (in front of our Anaheim Convention Center) and end on Main Street in Disneyland!

81st Annual All-Star Game: Also known as the Midsummer Classic, watch the All-Stars of the American League take on the All-Stars of the National League in the 81st Annual All-Star Game at Angels Stadium! All-Stars are selected by the fans, players, coaches, and managers. 80 All-Star games have been played with the National League winning 40, American League winning 38, and 2 ties. The game will be broadcast nationally on Fox at 5PM PST.


Here is your line up!

Friday, July 9

  • 8:30 AM – FanFest Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM FanFest Exhibit Halls Open

Saturday, July 10

  • 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM FanFest Exhibit Halls Open

Sunday, July 11

  • 7:30 AM All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run at Angel Stadium
  • 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM FanFest Exhibit Halls Open
  • 3:00 PM XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium
  • 6:30 PM All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Angel Stadium

Monday, July 12

  • 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM FanFest Exhibit Halls Open
  • 5:00 PM Home Run Derby at Angel Stadium

Tuesday, July 13

  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM FanFest Exhibit Halls Open
  • 11:30 AM All-Star Red Carpet Show; road closures from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM 81st Annual All-Star Game at Angel Stadium

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All-Star Voting…in English

The 81st Major League All-Star Game between the American and National League will take place in Anaheim on July 13, 2010. After weeks of campaigning, fans were able to vote online for their favorite players. This year, over 220 million votes were cast online.

There is quite a system for determining how players make it to the All-Star Game. Fans can vote either online or through a paper ballot system which is distributed throughout the MLB stadiums early in the season. They can cast up to 25 ballots and vote for one person in each field position for both National and American League, excluding pitchers.

Baseball fans will vote 8 starting players into the All-Star Game for the National League and 9 starting players into American League. The ninth player that is voted into the American League by the fans is the designated hitter. Fan voting is often criticized because most of the starting players come from teams with large followings, like the Yankees or Red Sox.

There are sixteen athletes that are voted into the MLB All-Star game through player voting which includes players, coaches and managers. This includes 8 pitchers (5 starters, 3 relievers) and one back-up player for each position that was voted in by the fans.

Nine players make it into the All-Star Game through manager selection. Both the American and National Leagues will have a consultation to complete their rosters to 33 players. The National League manager will also select their team’s designated hitter. The leagues make sure that every team is represented by at least one player.

Today, on our nation’s birthday, the MLB All-Star team rosters were unveiled at 12 Noon. Beginning this year, each team roster will carry 34 All-Stars, but only 33 were revealed. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the Final Vote, where they choose one All-Star from a list of five players from each league. The final player for each roster will be announced on July 10.

A complete list of the All Star lineup can be found on the MLB website.

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