Thursday, September 12, 2013

Game 18 and 19: Gone Fishing

Labor Day weekend was a good weekend for baseball as one of our favorites were coming to town...the Bridgeport Bluefish.  We have always enjoyed watching them in Lancaster and York, mainly to see Luis Lopez.  It was good to see Luis and he was classy as always.

Luis Lopez talking to Gavin
Blake getting Yusuf Carter to sign

Saturday night we got to watch Dwayne Pollok tie the Atlantic League record with 18 wins and set the Barnstormers single season strikeout record.  Dwayne has put together 2 straight awesome summers pitching here and someone should sign him in the off season!  It seemed like the only one hitting him was Luis Lopez who was 2-4 Friday and had 6 hits in the 3 game series.
2 of our favorites...Dwayne Pollok vs Luis Lopez
Sunday was fun as always as we got to play catch on the field.  Kyle was with us and played catch  and helped us get autographs too.  He was excited to help get autographs, but was really excited to see Elmo was there and handing out goldfish.

Down on the field

Kyle with Elmo

Jerry Owens signing autographs

Kyle waiting to get his ball signed

It was a great series as the Barnstormers won 2 out of 3 to keep their slim playoff hopes alive!

Today's Autographs: 48
 2013 Autographs: 359
2013 My donation: $17.95

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Game 17: War of the Roses Finale

After Gavin and I got back from NY, we were going to catch 1 more game before school started.  Sunday afternoon we went to the final War of the Roses game between the Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution.  We knew this would be the last time we'd see York, so I went to get the Revolution and Gavin stayed to get some of the Barnstormers 2013 card set signed. 

Travis Denker signing autographs

As Gavin was getting Brodie Downs to sign his card, Brodie asked Gavin to sign the inside bill of his hat.  He had other kids sign it too and said how cool it was for the kids to sign.  Here is a great article in our newpaper about Brodie.

Gavin signing Brodie Downs hat

York won the season series, but Lancaster took the game today in a 1-0 pitchers dual! A "back to school" cheese steak, a great ball game, and some good autographs...and then home to watch Japan and California in the Little League World Series championship!

Today's Autographs: 41
 2013 Autographs: 311
2013 My donation: $15.55