The perfect end to a perfect evening.

After the Reds win, we walked up to Mainstay Rock Bar to check out You, You’re Awesome
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Awesome. And after YYA, BAD VEINS were playing!!! Both of us absolutely adore this band.
Main Stay Rockbar
Main Stay Rockbar
Main Stay Rockbar
Main Stay Rockbar
Main Stay Rockbar
It was the first time Genifer had ever seen Bad Veins live. And they were outstanding,
as usual. This was just one of the magical nights in downtown Cincinnati. And without
a doubt in my mind, it was the best first date I’ve ever had in my life. Swoon.

Our very first date.

Tonight, my new friend Genifer and I went to see game two of the Reds-Marlins series
(also known Reds baseball game #6 of the season for me)…

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

And we got to see Aroldis Chapman throw…

Great American Ball Park

It was Joey Votto booblehead night. And there was a huge crowd on hand…

Great American Ball Park

And unfortunately, we didn’t get to the ballpark soon enough to get our bobbleheads. 😦

But the Reds scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie up the game.

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

Then in the bottom of the tenth, the Reds had the bases loaded with no outs and the Marlins

brought in their center-fielder to play as a fifth infielder. You don’t see that too often.

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

And Edgar Renteria had the walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth. Reds win 4-3!!!

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

Great American Ball Park

What a great game with some pretty spectacular company.

This was our very first official date. We went on a midweek pre-date to get pizza at Uno in Anderson Township. That went really well and we decided to go ahead with tonight’s actual first date at the Reds game.

 

 

What a gorgeous afternoon!

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I can’t wait to take in the ballgame later. 🙂

NOTE: I migrated all of the blog posts from our old blog at Thadd+Friends to our new blog here on T+G. Now T+G is an active archive containing every blog post since Genifer and I had our first date on April 30th, 2011.