Baseball: it’s not called America’s favorite past time for nothing. A few hours spent around the diamond is a great way to pass an afternoon with your best friend, family or even a first date! You will have an even better time if you follow these Four Tips For Attending Your First Baseball Game.
Four Tips For Attending Your First Baseball Game
A fantastic day at the ball park can be one that you pay for, for days if you aren’t careful! Unless you’re going to an evening game you should definitely bring along the SPF 30, sunglasses, a ball cap (bonus points if it’s your home team’s) and SPF lip balm.
The ball cap no only keeps the sun off your face, but combined with the sunglasses it will help you see the field better. Last but not least you’re going to want a light breathable t-shirt. Gildan, the official National Sponsor of Triple-A Baseball offers an entire line of 100% cotton t-shirts.
Personally, I don’t think anything beats cotton in terms of breath-ability and keeping you cool on a hot day. Plus they come in a large color palette so chances are good you can find something to match your teams colors.
Bonus? They’re affordable and environmentally friendly so you won’t feel a bit of guilt getting them in multiple colors.
I recently purchased quite a few tees – these Gildan tee shirts are such great quality and so affordable that many items were sold out when I went to place my order! I think that people were stocking up for back to school…and back to sports for their kids!
I’ve been wearing my new Gildan tees while traveling the Caribbean this summer, and they make the perfect casual tee for trekking around the islands.
Watch your arches.
It can be tempting to wear inappropriate shoes to the ball game but you shouldn’t for a few reasons. For starters, you will probably be parking a good distance from your seats and your dogs will be screaming by the end of the day.
Then there are the stairs, lots and lots of steep stairs that can be dangerous to traverse with the wrong shoes. Stick to sneakers and know they look just as adorable with a tee and ball cap – even sandals or casual flats like TOMs are always a safe bet!
Do Your Homework: Understand the Basics.
Make sure to do a little homework before heading off to the ball game – especially if you don’t follow sports or it’s your first game. In addition to learning about any rivalries, where the teams are standing and their top players you should know the basic rules of the game. If all else fails, Wikipedia is always a safe bet.
Come on an Empty Stomach.
If America’s greatest past time is Baseball, eating game food is a close runner up. A ball game just isn’t a ballgame without a hot dog and beer.
Believe it or not, it gets even better. Stadiums are known for having their own specialty foods and offer a variety of items including pretzels, cracker Jack, cotton candy, and malts. Taking a peek at the menu should be apart of your homework.
The Gildan Hometown Favorites Sweepstakes
As makers of quality active wear, t-shirts, underwear and socks for the whole family and the official national sponsor of Triple-A Baseball, Gildan is proud to support America’s national pastime.
This summer, Gildan is hitting the road to tour America’s Hometown favorite places and celebrate with America’s Hometown favorite baseball teams. They will be touring around to 15 different cities to play games, give away prizes, visit Triple-A Baseball stadiums, and promote an exciting sweepstakes.
Speaking of sweepstakes, you can enter! The Gildan Hometown Favorites Sweepstakes will send one lucky winner and a guest of their choice on a trip to one of 5 fan-favorite cities (Nashville, Las Vegas, New York, Miami, LA). Entering is easy. Take a photo of a “summer favorite moment” or one of your hometown favorite places and share on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GildanFavorites.
My favorite moment this summer? Playing with monkeys in the rain forest in St. Kitts. I know…it’s not my hometown. But it was still a ton of fun and I looked great in my Gildan tee!
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