17 July 2011
Sunday at Dehler
Tell me again how much we were supposed to pay for this park, and then how much we paid after wrecking the architect's original plan. Enquiring minds want to know.
As usual the Mustangs and probably the Raptors looked a little tired at 4 or 5 in the afternoon, especially today with no clouds, temps in the 90s and no breeze. Robert Maddox is getting better at playing first base, making some great scoops today. The pitching fell apart in the 4th inning with the Raptors putting up a 5-spot on Cingrani and Contreras. The sun was so fierce we had to leave at the end of the 6th inning.
The umpires are supposed to be getting better just as the players are supposed to be getting better the more games they play. This is probably true for some players and for some umpires.
The official scorer is still calling them hits: ground balls that elude infielders and fly balls that make outfielders look silly. Hey Mr Scorer this isn't Little League. There are some sun-seekers in every crowd. By the way the Sunday afternoon crowed is quite a bit smaller than the usual evening crowd. I could tell because the concessions were not nearly as crowded as usual.