After a pre-game cookout provided by a sponsor we staked our our general admission seats about thirty minutes before game time. The advantage: good seats together. The disadvantage: kids are restless before the first pitch!
The Wingnuts are a local professional team, but in case you don't pay attention to American Major League baseball, the Wingnuts are not a big MLB team. Nor are they are minor league farm team. Still, it was the first professional game my kids had ever seen. For that milestone, I thought it was a good stand-in for major league baseball. (Although one of these years we'll have to go up to Kansas City to see the Royals.)
We stayed until the end of the 5th inning. Here you see it was all tied up after the top of the fifth, but we saw the Wingnuts come back in the bottom of the fifth and take the lead. By this time the majority of our party was past ready to go.
It was a lot of fun to watch the game with Lane, however, who began to follow the game. What fun it was for me to provide the play-by-play for him so that he could appreciate what was going on! We left with four innings to go, so Lane dashed out the driveway this morning for the paper to read the final results:
Wingnuts turn tables on pesky Canaries.Wingnuts 6 Canaries 4
Lane read the headline and called out, "We're Wingnut fans now!"