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Wednesday, May 30, 2007Charleston River Dogs
Last night Mikah and I went to a Charleston River Dogs Single-A baseball game. The River Dogs are the Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. They played the Columbus (GA) Catfish, who are the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
I left my camera at the house, so I don't have any pictures. My exquisute useage of the english language will have to suffice.
The stadium was very nice. It holds 5500 people and there isn't a bad seat in the place. It seems like every single seat was up close. Our seats were the 4th row behind home plate. These were excellent seats for scouting the players. I know this because the scouts were sitting right behind us.
No one particularly stood out at the game, as the play was boring. Not a lot happened, except for one inning where the River Dogs put up 5. This was mostly due to the fact that the Catfish pitcher was TERRIBLE. He started every hitter with a fastball. He could not throw his breaking ball or change up for a strike. A lot of his fastballs were high. So basically the hitters just waited for the inevitible 3-1 fastball to crush.
Last night was "Talk like a Pirate" Night, which was cute for about 15 minutes. But the announcer KEPT DOING IT. They also had mini pirate skits taking place in between the half innings. This grew tiresome as well. I commented to Mikah that the whole operation seemed "a bit minor league." Oh. Oh yeah. It is minor league.
Now...on to the important stuff...the food was delicious! We had 2 hot dogs and 2 pretzels. Both very good. The hot dogs were the best I have had at a ball park. The prices were very good too.
The whole night, including tickets, food, and parking cost us $25. Not bad for a fun night out!
Also, Bill Murray stood in front of us in line for the concessions. He looked exactly what Bill Murray always looks like. He even wore his famous Cubs shirt. He also tipped the concessions people a rather large amount, although I don't know exactly what it was. I am guessing it was about $4,000. Or maybe a $20.
Overall...a fun night. I'd reccomend it to anyone.