I should first explain that we have in downtown Akron, a beautiful little baseball stadium. It was designed by the same architects who did Camden Yards in Baltimore, and it has that same gritty, red brick feel. The AA farm team of the Cleveland Indians play there and over the years the kids and I have seen a lot of up and coming stars play a lot of really good baseball at the won't break the bank to take the whole family price of 10.00 a ticket.
For years the Boy has been trying to align schedules with his uncle, himself a high school ballplayer, so they could go to a ballgame together. On a Saturday night just before the Boy left for college everything fell into place and we made the trip downtown.
|A local hero, gold medalist Butch Reynolds'|
threw out the first pitch.
|Each of the players had a youth ballplayer on the|
field with them for the National Anthem
After the game we had fireworks. And not just any fireworks, but a Beatles themed fireworks show,
Beatles and baseball, how great is that?
If it's the last game I get to go to with the boy for a while it was a perfectly satisfying one, and a great way to end our summer.
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