5-25-09 Progressive Field

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After some deliberation, I decided to attend this game.  The game was to begin at 6:05, an hour earlier than normal.  Gates open on weekdays at 4:30 for 7:05 games, so I was expecting the gates to open at 3:30.

My wife and I got to Cleveland early, and picked up our tickets at the will call window around 3 and got in line at the gate.  A girl came out and set everything up (tables, ropes, garbage cans, signs).  She told some people that the gates were to open at 3:30.  Yes!

Imagine my displeasure when the girl left to find the workers at 3:30 and returned with, “Uh, the gates aren’t opening until 4:30.” 

I had to stand there, already in a bad mood, and listen to an autograph hound talk about his autograph exploits for an hour.  He was talking obnoxiously loud.  One of those people that wants everyone to hear his conversation.
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BJ Upton:

Evan Longoria takes a big rip:
100_1432.jpgCarlos Pena takes a lead:
100_1444.jpgToday’s baseball(s):  only one pictured because career ball #288 was given away.
100_1445.jpgNotice the nice scuffing from where it hit the concrete?

And the sweet spot:
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STATISTICS:
Game:  2 Balls (1 hit, 1 device)
Season:  122 Balls (52 hit, 55 throw, 15 device)
Games:  25 Games (21 with BP, 4 without)
Average:  4.88 Balls per Game
Career:  288 Balls
Attendance:  20,929

3 Comments

Can’t wait to read it, dude! I sent you an e-mail with my stats for this week–since I’ll be a bit busy over the weekend.
~Matt
http://bloggingboutbaseball.mlblogs.com/

I think you mean “the RED SOX scored like 7 runs in the bottom of the ninth”. That was a great movie, though.

Erik, I hate problems at the gate. Waiting that extra hour would have set me off. It is nice that you have a back up park to hawk at. The closest other park to me is Miller and that is a 5 hour drive. I had a weird day at the dome today and am wondering whether or not a ball I got counts or not. Take a look at my blog if you get the chance.
http://bigglovebob.mlblogs.com/

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