7.30.07 New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) v. New Britain Rock Cats (MIN)

New Britain WINS! 8-7 (good game)

I was late for this Manchester, NH game. It started at noon but I didn't roll in until 12:25. As anyone can tell you, I am very, very weird about being on time for games. I like to be EARLY. Not freakishly so, but 15 minutes before game time THE LATEST. Even in Pawtucket. I'll be all, "You guys ready to go?" and I get, "Jen, the game is not starting for another two hours."

So I was mildly perturbed upon arrival. Especially since I was scoring it and I had to cobble together the first inning and a half. The Polo Clone golfer in front of me asked, "Are these guys in first place?" and I said, gee, I don't know. He couldn't believe it. "You don't keep track of that?"

No. I don't keep a close eye on the Toronto Blue Jays AA team. I'm a terrible baseball fan. I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised when he asked me if Red Sox tickets were hard to get.

Some nice back and forthness from both teams but when all was said and done, the Twins franchise beat the Blue Jays franchise and you may have noticed that I ell-oh-vee-ee the Twins. So I was happy, and not in any small part because of the nifty and seldom seen 1-4-3 and 3-4-1 double plays. YES!

Not much more to say except '07 Home Run Derby winner Sergio Santos is extra Mexican. You have to hear his muy tradicional at-bat music to appreciate how much. I sort of love him. It's better than the typical "I TRIED SO HARD, I GOT SO FAR... BUT IN THE END, IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER!!"

And then there's "GOT A MACHINE HEAD, IT'S BETTER THAN THE REST" like, let it die already. Only you and Bronson Arroyo like that song so knock it off.

After the game ended, it was early enough to attend yet another baseball game. I had the Nashua Pride and Butch Hobsen in mind but it wasn't to be, as they were in Worcester. So, hey, why not try the Lowell Spinners? You never know. If not them then the Brockton Rox, or maybe to the crappy little park in Worcester. Turns out I got lucky in Lowell. It even says so on my souvenir t-shirt.

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