29 July 2011

Dispatches From Section 119

Visitors from out of town and an apparent sell-out crowd owing to it being a Friday night and the Mustangs having been on the road for awhile caused Matt and me to buy some far left-field line tickets for the Billings Mustangs v Helena Brewers.

Here is the view much of the time. There are probably 50 to a 100 or so persons who can stand up and obstruct your view of the batter. The seats are $5 per ticket but why would someone pay that much for a good view of the home bullpen and an average view of the left fielder for both sides. I think the SRO tickets are only $3, a much better deal.

The batters were fairly quiet except for a 6 run outburst by the Brewers in the 4th and a 7 run explosion by the Mustangs in the 6th featuring 2—that is two!—home runs each with two men on, by O'Shea and Poulk. Pitchers Mugarian and Jensen didn't look so hot tonight.

One nice thing about sitting in these awful seats is that you realize how big the outfield really is, something difficult to appreciate from our usual seats behind home plate.

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