Last Friday night we got the chance to go to a Springfield Cardinals Minor League baseball game! They were playing the Tulsa Drillers. PC's department (we work for the same company) had a group going and we tagged along. He'd never been to a Springfield Cardinals game, only a Kansas City Royals game and Tbug said she'd never been to a baseball game. This was my 3rd Springfield Cardinals game and I've also seen the St. Louis Cardinals play before.
Tbug saying she'd never been to a game before was a little lost so I explained the general rules when it came to baseball. You know, an overview :)
Normally she wears glasses, but every time I've been to a game we've been stuck in the sun until the game is almost over so we let her wear her sunglasses in instead. Plus we made sure she had on sunscreen, just in case. Well this time we lucked out and we were in the shade the whole time.
I really think they swapped out between 3 pitchers. One was better than the others, but shhh don't tell them I said that :).
I wish I'd have taken my big camera, but the battery was dying on it, so I was going to take my point and shoot and same thing. Gah, you think I'd charge batteries every once in a while! So I took my new toy, which is only 5megapixels but it still worked. Although the zoom isn't everything I'd hope for...
Here the Springfield Cardinal (right) was having a dance off between the kids (left.
The kids won.
Here is their crest. Very similar to the St. Louis Cardinals. That's why a lot of fans wear their St. Louis gear.
It's hard to see but the ball that was just pitched was going 89mph. Dang! Some of them were down in the 70's but one of the pitchers actually was pretty consistently pitching in the 90 range.
They wound up winning the game. The Drillers didn't score until the 5th inning. I think if I remember right the final score was 7-5, but I may be wrong there....
At the end of every Friday night game for the rest of the season AM Pyro sponsors a fireworks display. It was pretty wicked!!!
My camera so doesn't do it justice!