Go Tribe! So stoked I made it home to witness my baseball team take on (and beat) the Red Sox in the first 2 games of the ALDS. Fingers crossed for game 3!
I wanted to share with you all more pics from the game and also my very secret, low-key hang out before Tribe baseball games. But shhhh! keep it between you and me! 🙂
We arrived at Progressive Field a couple hours early and there was a bunch of entertainment outside the ballpark. It’s here that we found the script #thisiscle sign. There was also a patio bar and a awesome live band playing on stage. Ketchup, Mustard, and Onion were getting their groove on. (Only my fellow Clevelanders will truly know what that means.)
Once inside the ballpark you could feel the energy and all the fans were so excited, sold out crowd. They gave us all rally towels to use through out the game to pump up the players. Too bad LeBron didn’t come to game 1 also! I did however run into Slider and snag a pic.
And, of course, outside of the ballpark you can still feel the passion and pride shared for our 2016 NBA champs. Victory is still in the air! Go Cavs!
*Just fyi for those of you not from The Land. Progressive Field and Quicken Loans are located literally right next to one another!
Okay, now is time to share my best kept secret. Before most games in downtown Cleveland the bars are packed! East 4th, Harry Buffalo, Thirsty Parrot, Winking Lizard..the list goes on and on.
It can be a really fun atmosphere but considering I come into town specifically for these games I want some good quality time with my friends and family. And heck we can go party after we win!
Enter: Heinen’s Downtown Cleveland
Yes, Heinen’s the grocery store has an insane eatery downtown. Not only will everyone be satisfied by the wide range of food that’s offered, but the second floor has beer and wine tasting to keep all fans happy. You can even pick up your ballpark peanuts here to take to the game.
Ok, now the kicker. The grocery store is actually located in a very historical building, The Cleveland Trust Company building. Even if you don’t plan on eating here you need to check it out.
The building was completed in 1908 and has marble interior, granite facing exterior, an 85 foot high dome with glass panels, fluted columns, and bronze doorways. You feel like you’re in a museum, not a grocery store!
They constantly have awesome things going on like catering opportunities, an oyster bar, espresso bar, and wine tasting events.
Okay, let’s hope we win this in 3 and then we’ll all meet at Heinen’s for the next home game! GO TRIBE!!