Dodgers Fitness Blogger Night
|August 3, 2012||Posted by Carrie under bloggers, fitness, food|
I was recently sharing with you all the story of my husband and my first date… June 27, 1992. The Dodgers game against the Houston Astros. I’ve also shared stories of our recent adventures at Bark in the Park.
The Dodgers are a big part of our lives. As is USC Football of course.
So, you can imagine my excitement to be invited to the Dodgers Fitness Blogger Night! I arrived at the stadium ready to watch batting practice from the field, learn about the players’ fitness routines and enjoy the game itself.
The game was July 31st. For you non-baseball fans, that’s a big day. Trading Deadline. So, it was a bit of a media circus on the field during batting practice. But, we were still able to enjoy ourselves.
I’ll tell the rest of the story in pictures:
early to the game = awesome parking spot
Welcome to the Stadium
team golf cart
The whole group.
the media frenzy on the field
our view during batting practice
sorry ladies – couldn’t get a good shot of Matt Kemp
Mr. Colletti finishing up the business of the day.
Head Trainer Sue Falsone came to talk to us.
Don Newcombe looking sharp and giving autographs
VIP Pregame Guest Pass (didn’t get to keep it)
It was Kirk Gibson Bobblehead night
My seat for the game – Thank you Dodgers!
There are healthy choices at Dodger Stadium – Club Level
If you’re on a different level – you can still be directed to the healthy stuff.
I opted for the 20% rule for the evening and had a Dodger Dog and peanuts.
I wasn’t sure of the suite life etiquette for peanut eating – so I put the shells in my tray.
It was a beautiful night at Dodger Stadium – unfortunately the score wasn’t so pretty.
Did you know they bring around an obscene dessert cart to the suites? We all had a good time drooling and getting a little bit of yumminess. I took home a bag of chocolate covered popcorn that was amazing. My family enjoyed some leftovers.
For many of us, the highlight of the evening was the chat we had with Sue Falsone. Not only is Sue the head Trainer and PT for the Dodgers, but she is also a VP with Athletes Performance based in Phoenix. She told us a lot about the evaluations they do with the players and the individual training and therapy plans that each player follows.
We also learned a little about the work that the team Dietitian Denise Barry does with the players. They focus a lot on hydration with the athletes. There was an entertaining story shared about the players and some missing donuts and the blame that was placed on the RD. Don’t mess with a baseball player’s junk food rituals.
Watching the game from a suite was a treat. Great seats. A few foul balls came close to us and we saw a great catch made by a member of the media in the press box.
It was a fun evening. Thank you to Josh Tucker and Sue Falsone and the Dodgers for hosting our group of Fitness Influencers. I met some great people, made some new friends and enjoyed the program and the game.
Thank you also to my friends who helped me to manage my kids for the evening since of course this happened on the one night in ages that my husband was out of town.