June 29, 2008
With Erik and Marc
Idaho Falls, Idaho
The Raptors raised their record to 2-11 after this satisfying victory over their fellow Pioneer League team the Chukars.
Both Ogden and Idaho Falls were chockful of families with many kids running around. This picture taken by Marc is one of my favorites of the trip. As this picture was taken, Erik had to keep shooing away a kid trying to steal his Sonic Slushe.
Not quite as bizarre as the single bench in Little Rock, but we were still surprised by this odd section of bleachers way out in the outfield.
These kids were cracking me up. At one point, they asked the catcher if he had ever met a major league player. He had. The pitcher broke off a great curve. The kids said to him, "Wow, that was a great curve." The catcher looked at them and said, "Yeah. He's got a good one." They also spoke about who the youngest player on the team was. The catcher said that some of the guys were right out of high school. Earlier in the game, Marc noticed that the oldest player was 30-years-old. 30 in low A ball? Time to find a new career. I assume that he's a Crash Davis type or something to be that old in low A ball.
The ballpark was pretty good. It is brand new for the most part. But in the building of the new park, they kept a few of the old light towers (the ones in fair territory), the original field, and the original wall.
Calling my honey from the bleachers.
Champion of the Speed Pitch: 56 MPH. I beat Erik by 2 MPH. Sign me up.
Erik tried his call that Marc, Hot Tub Eric, and I heard in Little Rock by the guy over Eric's shoulder in the picture for the second straight night, "Hey ump, I've got your cell phone right here. It reads 'Three missed calls!'" It worked better the night before.
We prepare ourselves for the next day of no baseball: a rarity on baseball trips.
The market right across the street.
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