After a month and 6 blog articles we have finally reached the last few moments of my time at the MLB Fan Cave. I had a lot of fun on this trip, but everything has to come to an end. So without further ado, let’s see how I spent my last hours at the Fan Cave.
After the 20 inning marathon my wife and I hopped onto the subway and made our way back to Broadway. On our way, we grabbed a quick bite because we haven’t eaten since the 3rd inning. Taking our food to go, we made it to the Fan Cave. When we got inside Travis and I looked at each other and started laughing about how it seemed that both the Mets and Marlins didn’t want to score. April and Mina chimed in and saying that it also seemed like the Jays and Rangers also didn’t want to score. Everyone asked if we stayed for the whole game, and my wife and I both said yes. They were impressed that we stayed the whole game. They followed up that question with why we didn’t just head back to the hotel and call it a night? I said this is the ultimate baseball fan’s dream, to sit around and watch baseball with fellow diehard fans, and wouldn’t I miss this on my last (or any) night. They all agreed. Let the baseball begin!
I once again grabbed my chair and placed it behind the sofa and began to watch. As we started watching the night games, the dwellers brought up how they never played Corn Hole with us this entire time. Apparently, Corn Hole is as big of a deal here as table tennis. It was April and I vs. my wife and Travis. If I was 10 years younger and played this more in college April and I wouldn’t have lost 21-11 (yeah, it was all my fault we lost). After the game, April and I went and played a little table tennis.
No matter where we were in the Cave, TVs were around us playing the baseball games. Therefore, while we are playing these other games we were watching the baseball games as well. This place is awesome! Have I said that enough times? Again, April whips up on me. After the game we went back to the sofa and had fun finishing watching the last few games and joking around. Then came the final out.
In the Arizona vs. Giants game, in the bottom of the 9th, up came AJ Pollock and he grounded out to third. With that last out it ended my time at the Fan Cave. We all cleaned up and the dwellers walked me to the door. Everyone thanked me for spending my days with them and they were glad to have me. I thanked them all and we all hugged and said our goodbyes. I got into the vehicle that the Fan Cave provided and was driven back to the Hotel. On the way to the hotel, I will admit I cried. This was such a great experience for just 3 days; this was the best baseball experience of my life and one of the great moments in my life. I got to the hotel went to bed, woke up the next morning, and flew back home to Orlando.
I cannot express how well the Fan Cave and the Dwellers treated me and my wife or how great of an experience this was. If your team hasn’t done the Cave Crasher program yet, then enter it when it does! This experience surpassed every idea I have ever had about the Fan Cave. This experience makes me want even more to make it into the Final 9 for the 2014 Fan Cave. However, only time will tell if I get there, and that is for another time. Right now, I want to thank the Fan Cave and all the dwellers for how great they were to me. Everyone there was amazing and some of the nicest people I’ve met. All I can say is thank you for all the great memories you have given me! THANK YOU! Till next time, as always… Let’s Go Marlins!