Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ACES Game!

Devree was invited to be the special guest to the Aces game last night. Ed gave her the bat. She got a ball with all of the players signatures and a game bat. Did you know that professional teams are not allowed to use aluminum bats anymore? I didn't they only use wooden bats now.
Devree doesn't remember the players name to her right but Doug Deeds was excited to hear Devree was from Dayton until he heard it wasn't from his home state of Ohio.

Here he is again. We were happy he was able to score in the game.
Here is one of the pitchers for the game and he did GREAT!

This is Carlos Corporan the catcher. Devree watched him put 20 peices of Double Bubble in his mouth at the same time. The other players asked Devree "Isn't he crazy?" Devree replied "Whatever makes him happy!" And Carlos smiled and nodded his head. He is also getting married on October 14th. He was a fantastic catcher.

Another player signing Devree's ball.

Devree thinks this players name is Matt.

This is Brett Butler and he is the Field Manager. He played in the Majors for 17 years. He has had prostate cancer, throat cancer and now he has a broken leg from a ball hitting it. He was very personable to Devree and us.

A player in uniform shot.

The General Manager gave the rest of the family an extensive tour while Devree was meeting the players. It was an amazing tour of all of the ins and outs of the stadium. We loved it.

Bret all dressed up. He practiced with Devree for a bit for her throw of the first pitch. The camara man getting ready to take Devree's picture for her pitch.

It's 60 feet from the pitchers mound to the plate. Devree can't throw it that far.

Bret told her she did a good job with the camera on them.
We met Archie the mascot and he was a good dancer and he sticks his tongue out when he dances sometimes.
Devree walking with Bret Butler. She is going to meet the umpires and other officials.

We had great seats behind the home plate.

We had a wonderful time. The game was very exciting. They gave us free hot dogs, pretzels and drinks. Amanda was the girl who arranged it and was Devree's guide and she checked up on us along with several others. They made sure we had a great time. The best part is the Aces WON! Thank you Aces for a wonderful evening.


angelicindy said...

what a marvelous opportunity for the Aces to meet Devree!

Strollerblader said...

Looks like a lot of fun! And I LOVE your shirt, Devree!! ;o)

walkinourshoes said...

how neat! what an awesome opportunity.

soggycheerios said...

Those are some cute ball players! I'm sure it was horribly painful to have to pose for pictures with them ;)

Summer said...

Soft Pretzles???? I've bben craving them MMMMMM. Glad that you all got to have this super special experience.