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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday Sky: The Old Ball Game

Miss B has now officially survived elementary school; the school held a graduation ceremony Tuesday night, and by way of further celebration the dad of one of her classmates came up with the bright idea of going to a Pawtucket Red Sox game. About 40 kids and parents boarded a bus late yesterday afternoon bound for Rhode Island. The PawSox are the Red Sox AAA affiliate, and we were lucky enough to catch Clay Buchholz in a rehab start. He went five shutout innings, and the Sox won 5-2. (The big club didn't do as well yesterday, and they got shellacked today, but one cannot have everything.)

I had never been to a AAA game before, although we've seen the single-A Lowell Spinners several times. The PawSox have much more seating than the Spinners do, most of it under a roof (this turned out to be a good thing as there was a brief rain delay during the game, and they played through drizzle for the last two innings). They also have many fewer silly between-innings stunts. I've decided that if I'm going to a game I prefer the minors — everything is much more friendly and relaxed, not to mention considerably cheaper, and now and then you get to see a star in the making.


  • I hope you took your knitting. Baseball is such a leisurely game.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 10:28 AM  

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