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soxlady8
03-29-2010, 08:59 PM
I will be attending my first of two games this evening !!

I had a great flight from the Chi to PHX. I got a decent rental car with XM/Sirrius in it so I can listen to many songs besides standard radio fare.
My hotel is GREAT !! They were passing out cookies just a few minutes ago and it is cocktail reception time. The decor of the hotel is very modern and comfy !! I am glad I spent several hours on Expedia and Travelocity researching hotels and negotiating a good price.

The hotel is really close to the ball park too. Last night I had to grab some In-n-out :) There is plenty of shopping around also.

This morning I was out in the pool and COOP and his family were there too !! I said hello and introduced myself !! It was really awesome.
I should have had him sign Burls perfecto ticket stub as it was in my purse but I was in the pool and it really caught me by surprise that he was there.
I thought the players and the staff stayed somewhere else , but I guess not Coop and his family. The pool area is fairly large and I thought maybe it was him on the other side of the pool , but I was not sure !!

I might hit up one of the casinos tonight for some poker action !!!

bye everyone and if anyone is here and sees me w my Soxlady8 jersey on , say HI !!!

manders_01
03-29-2010, 10:22 PM
What hotel is this? I could certainly look at a new place to stay for next year if they're giving out free cookies and cocktails! :redneck

soxlady8
03-30-2010, 01:19 PM
Courtyard ---

near the 101 ... a few miles away from Camelback Ranch ...
the cookies were free , but the cocktails were not -- my favorite is non alcoholic though ... diet pepsi ... cherry juice ... and cherries so the bartender was giving me them for free !!!!

no autos as I thought the game was 9 oclock and not 7 oclock -- before I knew it , it was time to go and I already was late !!!

I will see what I can do today !!!

soxlady8
03-30-2010, 09:16 PM
12:05 start --
I got there early to hunt for autographs :)

I got Daniel Hudson and Greg Walkers near the practice field !!!

I got Mark Kotsay and Donny Lucy by the 1st base side hanging out --

I got Randy Williams and BOBBY JENKS after the game .
There were a few happy souls hanging around the parking lot and Williams and Jenks did sign for us few straggles from their cars !!!

I almost got Bacon's , but I was the last one and he had to go ... he smilled and waved at me though :)

My one hat has a bunch of signitures .... something good finally came from that hat -- (long story ... but I caught a foul ball two years ago from Joe Mauer fouling them back and the usher asked me to give the ball back as some kid got hit in the head w a ball (not my ball though ) --
I told Sox relations about it and they gave me a hat !!! )

It looks like Lucy will be playing back up for awhile as I heard from many people that it appears Castro is injured !!!

It was VERY HOT today so while the Sox were batting I was at my seat 8 rows back from home plate , and while the Athletics were batting , I was up near the concourse in the shade.

They let people today run the bases after the game !!! THAT was incredible !!!!!

CB Ranch is absolutely FABULOUS !!
The food there is great , it is very beautiful , the people working there were so friendly and helpful !!

I am sooo GLAD that I made the trip out here and totally suggest that if Sox fans have the opportunity ... to do it !!!!!!!

konerko 14
03-30-2010, 09:29 PM
I was at Camelback on Sunday and it is awesome!

manders_01
03-30-2010, 11:28 PM
Courtyard ---

near the 101 ... a few miles away from Camelback Ranch ...
the cookies were free , but the cocktails were not -- my favorite is non alcoholic though ... diet pepsi ... cherry juice ... and cherries so the bartender was giving me them for free !!!!

no autos as I thought the game was 9 oclock and not 7 oclock -- before I knew it , it was time to go and I already was late !!!

I will see what I can do today !!!

LOL That's where I stayed last year. I guess I missed the free cookies. :(:

soxlady8
03-31-2010, 01:10 PM
@Manders ---
The cookies were put out at the front desk area
at 6pm exactly -- They lasted until about 8pm -----

I highly suggest this hotel -- I had breakfast this morning and it was yummy .... pancakes , eggs , BACON (ha ha ), hashbrowns , and an english muffin !!!
Also , a glass of apple juice ---

I am wearing my hat -- it is going on the plane w me ---

I am THRILLED with how my ST experience came out !!!
wooooo --- Last night I went back to Casino Arizona and won 65 bucks playing 1-2 spread limit poker too !! That is gas money for the rental car and some lunch :)

If I can do this again , I would not hesitate !!!

Soxlady8

CWSpalehoseCWS
04-01-2010, 11:07 AM
Just got back from ST as well, although I drove... 3,800 miles round trip...

Did pretty good getting autographs and even walked away with 2 bats from 2 different Brewers minor leaguers. Big surprise was being able to get Buehrle's autograph while watching one of the minor league games. I took some pictures with my cell phone, but I'll have to see if they're worth posting.

soxlady8
04-01-2010, 09:56 PM
that must have been an amazing experience driving to ST and back !!!
Totally awesome !!

You did really good in the auto and giveaway dept.

I was very happy w the signitures I got considering it was my first time out --- I could have gotten to the practice fields earlier and hustled a bit more for some autographs as Peavy and Quentin were signing... when I got there Peavy was gone and Q only signed 3 in my presence !!

I took some pics too .. trying to upload them on FB , but FB is so slow ---