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Opening Day with Payton April 9, 2009

Posted by clintcarter in Baseball, Family.

payton-baseballTook Payton to his first Opening Day on Monday.  We drove down to the Rangers Ballpark with our friends Ben and Caleb.  We got there early to watch batting practice and take in all the festivities.  Watching Josh Hamilton take BP was incredible – it doesn’t even look like he’s trying and the ball flies off his bat.  One of the security guards threw Payton a ball.  As soon as he got it he tried to throw it back.  I stopped him in time – but he kept insisting that he needed to throw the ball back to the man.

payton-hotdogWe chowed down on hotdogs, cookies, root beer, and cotton candy.  The Rangers won decisively 9-1.  Payton really got into cheering for the players when they were batting and loved watching the fireworks after each homerun.  He would yell “Come on Salty we need a hit”.

payton-sleepingThe ride home was very quiet, as you can see.  I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of Payton’s indoctrination as a Ranger fan.



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