Monday, August 30, 2010

BIL Tour: 8/28/10 Toledo Mud Hens 8, Louisville Bats 3

Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, KY

A hot, sunny day with $2 craft beers on the Overlook Deck and a nearly packed house resulted in quite a bit of electricity to start the game. Unfortunately, the Bats were primarily silent against the Mud Hens, who started the 9th with a lead and threw in an 'insurance rally' just for yucks. Reineke didn't have his best stuff on the mound, Herrerra bought his worst, and somebody named Charlie Furbush didn't dazzle for the Mud Hens (4 K, 10 flyouts, 11 groundouts) but kept the Bats offense to a whisper, indeed.

TOL 8 13 0
LOU 3 7 0

Todd Frazier did well (2 for 3), Yonder Alonso went 1-for-4 with a 2B, Devon Mesoraco 1-for-4 with a 2-RBI double. Todd's brother Jeff was hitless for the Mud Hens and local Louisville boy Sean Roof had a great night, 3-for-4, RBI Sac Fly plus n RBI single.

We started the day with a visit to one of my favorite places, the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum, just a few blocks away from the ball field. Here, Mark and I are standing next to the "big bat" in front of the case you were wondering this is the popular Babe Ruth model.

Inside the museum, we embraced the opportunity to pose with famous game used bats, here I am holding a bat used by Johnny Bench...

Mark chose Mickey Mantle...

Ted Williams loved his bat, I love my Blackberry

Moving on to the ball field, we are in front of the famous Pee Wee Reese statue (traditional meeting place for most Bats fans)

Stevo demonstrates the "Strait Pinkie" while enjoying a Shock Top in the Jack Daniels club upstairs, "Boyyyyy"

Mark and Stevo at the field

Great attendance tonight, 12,111 announced!

Saturday night was even happening in the usualy-barren bleachers!!

Charlie Furbush (who?) delivers to Devon Mesoraco...I was hoping he'd knock the cover off of the ball (he ended up with a double at this at-bat, was hitless the rest of the evening)

Todd Frazier at bat (2 for 3, R, SB)

Chad Reineke fires

Souvenir Program

Official Scorecard and BatChat

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