Thursday night was date night, baseball style. Well… I call it date night but it was really just a work event. However we knew the girls would not be “into it” so we left them with my parents. Anytime we go out in public without children I officially call it a date night. Trips to Walmart, Home Depot, or fast food joints are not beyond being called “date nights”. After all they are pretty few and far between so I take anything I get.
50 Years from now I will be able to say I was there on opening day of the inaugural season and I will have the spirit towel to prove it.
Joplin just got big time friends. We now officially have a minor league baseball team, again. We had a minor league team years and years ago in fact Mickey Mantle played for us (there’s a little Joplin history for you). The team shut down years ago and the stadium went to shambles… until recently.
I somewhat wish I was joking about being excited over this, but I’m not.
The best part is Russ’ work is close by, REALLY close by.
They even had a tail gate party to kick off opening day.
Plus look at my SUPER COOL new shirt my Dad got me. Live strong Cardinal Nation!
The game carried on for almost 3 hours and guess what.
The Joplin Blasters beat the Wichita Wingnuts 5-2
I am SO glad they won the opening day game.
Here’s to hoping for many more summer nights at Joe Becker Stadium and many more wins for our home team.
Have you been to a baseball game lately?