I love doubleheaders. On my bucket list is getting to see an MLB doubleheader- they schedule them sometimes if it’s doable after a game gets rained out. The closest I came to seeing one was when my parents came for my college graduation; the Friday night game got rained out so they played two on Saturday. We went to the first one but had to get back to campus for graduation activities, but I always wish we’d just stayed. But multi-sport double headers are just as cool, and we had a pretty sweet one set up in Dallas. The first game was another college football game, and another great matchup- Oklahoma State at TCU.
Travelling to see 9 professional baseball games at 3 different stadiums was probably enough for one year, right? Well, that was the plan, especially since Joel had started his Masters and was having to spend most of his free time working on that, we’d started discussing selling our house and buying a new one, and we’d entered the NCAA Final Four ticket raffle to get tickets to the games in Arizona in the following spring. But when I found out that I had to go down to Houston for training right after state volleyball was over, my obsessive planning self went to work and figured out a way we could hit up 6 stadiums in 4 days. And while Joel was stressed about getting all his work done and having to fly alone to meet me there, he was in when I surprised him with the plan for his birthday gift and was actually super excited (or at least pretended to be).
Most of the trip would happen in Dallas, but we lucked out with a game in Houston the night I finished training. In our travels, we’d never been to a college football game together before, and I had actually never been to a major college football game- my experiences were limited to the Ivy League, Montana colleges, and the University of Wyoming, so I was excited to see what the bigger time schools were all about!
Just a couple of sports fans touring the world, one stadium at a time.