Here in Springfield we're lucky enough to have a Double A ballpark within walking distance of our house. The St Louis Cardinals' Double A Farm Team, The Springfield Cardinals, plays at Hammons Field which is about a 30 minute walk from our house. Since moving here we had hoped to get to a game but we never got around to checking the schedule until a week ago when we discovered that their last home game (a Texas Division Championship game) was the next day. Annie and I took a walk over to the ball park and we bought two Row 1(!) seats in front of third base for Wednesday evening. Tickets were only $8!
Annie claimed she only roots for the Tigers and would have no part in attending a Cardinals game so Dan accompanied me instead. We had a great time at the game - it was a thriller; at the bottom of the 8th with the Cards down 4-0 to the Frisco Rough Riders the home team proceeded to go on a hitting streak, six runs in the inning, and ended up winning 6-4! There were fireworks to celebrate the victory and we were given vouchers for a free ticket to a 2013 season game on our way in.
|Dan and Mary in Row 1|
There was one player on the Frisco Rough Riders' team that I just had to cheer for; Chris McGuinness:
|Chris McGuinness at Hammons Field|
|Dan enjoying his Ice Cream Sundae|