Take Me Out to the Ballgame

What a beautiful, beautiful day on the Eastern Shore! I went to the Delmarva Shorebirds game (local Class A minor league baseball team). They played the Lake County Captains, and it was a pretty lame game until the eighth inning. It was so bad I almost left before the action started. It didn’t help that I’d brought a pen and notebook to do some church planning between innings, and my lone pen died. Lesson: always bring back up.

Coming into the bottom of the eighth, Lake County was thrashing the Shorebirds 9-2. The Captains didn’t even look that great except for their pitching, but the Shorebirds were having a lousy game. They walked several people every inning, and two of their opponents’ runs came on passed balls. In fact, I’m not even sure if any of their 9 runs were earned.

Then in the bottom of the eighth, Delmarva got a series of solid base knocks to score three runs, narrowing the gap to a 4-run deficit. With the bases juiced and two men down, Brandon Tripp went long with a 400-plus-foot blast to dead center. His grand slam tied the score, and with a 7-run eighth inning, the game suddenly got interesting.

Lake County added two unanswered scores in the top of the 10th on a two-run homer to wrap it up, but it still turned out to be a pretty good game overall.

However, I do feel–and look!–like such a dummy. I was sitting along the first base side the whole game, and the sun was to my right side. I didn’t realize just how sunny it was. Turns out I should have switched over to the third base side after a few innings, because now my right side is very bright red.

Guess I’ll have to go to another game soon and sit on the other side, so I’m burned evenly.

Published in: on April 23, 2007 at 3:18 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hey! I sent you an email..just making sure that is still your email address

  2. Yep, I got it, thanks. I should be making the switch today.

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