04 July 2011

Sleepy Mustangs Lose to Osprey 4-1; Drop To Tie For First With Helena



Entrance to Dehler Park: the bricks have epitaphs on them for $100; statues of Billings' immortals Dave McNally to the right and Ed Bayne to the left: this is a nice entrance

We didn't stay to the bitter end because Mother Nature decided to have a little fit with high winds and some rain in the 8th inning. The players left for a few minutes but most of the fans left permanently for the safety of their homes or at least their cars, as it didn't look good for a Mustang rally like the night before.

This was the first day game in awhile so perhaps the Mustangs were just waking up when they began play. At least the hitters looked that way. Pitchers looked pretty good. Another day game on the 4th. Still in 1st place but now tied again with the Brewers from Helena.


[We saw an unfamiliar-looking aircraft take off from Logan while at the game. It had the general shape of a B-17 along with that lumbering, just barely above the horizontal sort of take-off that we remember from the newsreels we saw on Saturday morning back in the early 40s. When we got home I checked the newspaper and sure enough, had we the money and time we could have had a ride on that same B-17 along with out octo- and nonagenarian friends who actually flew in those contraptions while other earnest men were shooting at them. $425 for 30 minutes, nobody shooting at you guaranteed. I'm sorry we missed it.]

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