This is the latest installment from my “Top Ten Reasons to Come to the Park in August” Series. I’m more gung-ho this season compared with years past. Here’s why I think you should be, too:
Reason Number Two: Yankees
At the time of this writing, the IronPigs have 14 games left. Eleven are at Coca-Cola Park (two are home games for the Yankees). Five are with the Yankees. Wins over our nomadic rivals from the north will go a long way towards the division and wildcard standings, as well as the tiebreak process should the PawSox continue to hang around.
You may have noticed, I’ve already started referring to them as the “Trolley Frogs,” as there’s a very high probability that will be their moniker next season. So, let’s get out there and SQUISH THOSE FROGS!
Is the game over yet? The game seemed to last forever, as the IronPigs threw an awful lot of pitches. The good guys were within a run several innings, twice with the bases loaded late in the game, but just couldn’t convert it. The home plate umpire was wearing a camera on the top of his helmet for the first two innings or so–not SECTV or IronPigs related Mr. Schuler from the Morning Call tells me; however, I’m not sure we can blame it on him. Perhaps the balk call was questionable, but balls and strikes seemed reasonable to me. Phillipe Aumont wasn’t able to hit water from a boat and that did us in. But hey, today’s another day!
And That Day Is:
It’s Fan Cave Giveaway Day today. The prize pack seems a bit less extraordinary this year, but the idea is sound. I’m not involved, but I hear there are going to be some wild entries. Good luck to all who are participating; I look forward to watching the competitions on the field. It’s also “football night,” so go ahead and throw on your jersey I guess–support your favorite team. Plus, I think the Eagles and Patriots are on TV playing a practice game, so you can keep track of those teams on the flat screens about the park. Jonathan Pettibone’s on the mound tonight; he’s been fun to watch since he came up from Reading. I’m hopeful for good things tonight–and that includes the weather!
See you at the park–if a little late following baseball practice,