When a hitter gets hot

I'm a triple threat baseball guy. I can whack the big one in the clutch. I can speed, steal, slide, bunt, or hit away...I'm your player. I was born with horse hide on my palms and pistachio husks in my mustache.

Friday, July 23, 2010

SilverHawks Game

I was there. The South Bend SilverHawks played a baseball game against the Beloit Snappers last night, and the final score was 4 to 2. At the end of the ninth inning, the Snappers had won the game. The only home run was hit by a Hawk in the bottom of the fourth inning.

It was a hot night, and fans crowded into Coveleski Stadium, filling about 20% of the seats. It was “Stache Night”, when wearing a mustache entitled attendees to a two dollar break on their general admission tickets. My mustache was made of itchy black fabric, and it was a pain to wear. I couldn’t wait to take it off after gramps paid for my ticket. But, there were some really great looking mustaches on other people. I saw three women with great ones. I saw Charlie Chaplin, Inspector Clouseau, and Hulk Hogan walking around disguised as baseball fans.

One of the great things about Midwest A-League baseball is that the players are good. These are guys who are competing to make it directly into the big leagues. The SilverHawks is a feeder team for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Beloit Snappers’ team is affiliated with the Minnesota Twins.

Parking at Coveleski is easy, and on a low-attendance night there’s a low level of hubbub in the stands. It’s convenient. You can eat snacks and have lots of drinks if you take about a hundred dollars with you.

by Diego and grandpa

Grandma Camp 2010