As I wrote earlier, I was nervous about tonight's game. I mean, who wouldn't be, going up against Chris Carpenter? NL Comeback Player of the Year? Undefeated against the Dodgers? Likely top-3 Cy Young Candidate this year?
But even though my stomach was sick and I was nauseated with anticipation, driving up to Dodger Stadium this evening, it was easy to be calm. Especially when you're rolling behind a car sporting a "FREE MANNY" decal:
Shoot, even the Goodyear Blimp was there to record the night (shot from the parking lot as I walked to the game):
And the view during the pregame ceremonies was awesome. Here's two shots, one of the field (from the loge level, where I was getting Camacho's Nachos for Mrs. Sax), and one from the queue outside the Camacho's Nacho's stand (by the way, the saxophonist who did the national anthem and God Bless America was pretty good (enough to make Kenny G retire (who isn't?))).
Here's a picture of the first pitch (at least, that I saw once I had taken my seat):
But once the game started, the butterflies began to subside. I was able to eat nachos again. And by the end of the first inning, all was good. And about to get real good.
UPDATE 10/8 9:22a: New and improved, with picture captions!