Tuesday, June 26, 2007

An OT Win

Just got home from the game...a nail-biter that went 12 innings. Baker pitched a great game--9 strikeouts. It should have been a win for him, but Toronto's pitcher did his job as well. We ended up winning in the 12th--bases loaded (due to an intentional walk of Red) and then Cirillo was brought in as a pinch hitter. He got the hit that was needed...although it looked like it possibly could have been caught. Doesn't matter...it was our game to win. (Twins' pitching overall was great).

Interesting tidbits...

--Castillo sucked it up and played tonight. The guy brings an intensity to the game that I love watching.

--Gardy was ejected, protecting Hunter from the same potential fate. Was Hunter safe? I'm hoping to catch the highlights on Baseball Tonight.
--Two twentysomething female fans, undoubtedly intoxicated, decided to make their major league debut by running onto the field during the extra innings. They were no threat to security.

--There are new jumbotron intros for our relief pitchers. New video and new music. For Neshek the B-52s "Love Shack" is played (Get it--Nee-shack). For Rincon, music from the Clint Eastwood movie "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly". It works. I always think they can do more to fire up the crowd (like hire me to lead a cheering section).

--The sno-cones are not worth it. Trust me. The orange dreamsicle smoothie at the roasted corn wagon is.

And best of all...

I won tickets for tomorrow's ballgame at the KSTP's booth before the game. I have never taken a spin at their prize wheel until tonight. When we arrived at the plaza there was only 6 in line, so what the hey...

Take me out to the ballgame...again tomorrow!

1 comment:

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Awesome win last night! I hope you get another great show tonight!
Did you hear there is going to be another Blogger's Lunch on Saturday?