Tonight was Latino night at Alliance Bank Stadium. TV Stevie and I arrived in plenty of time to hit the fiesta in the Hank Sauer room (complete with a band). Good food, good music, good time.
Interesting jerseys in honor of Latino night.
|1st base coach Seth Bynum|
wearing Latino Night Jersey
Maven wasn't at the game (that anyone could see). We're starting to worry about him. He does not miss games. This makes two in a row.
Tonight's popular rumor: Strasburg will be pitching in Syracuse next week.
First base coach wave:
- Seth Bynum -- wave and smile in the 2nd inning
- Jeff Frazier -- big smile and wave in the 5th inning
Jason Botts watch: We actually got him to smile and wave to us in the middle of the fifth.
Great home runs by Lombardozzi, Marrero and, Antonelli. The Chiefs won!
Jim Durkin, who usually sells ice cream sandwiches during the game, told us these men bought 72 ice cream sandwiches from him and were giving them away.
Turns out they'd only just begun.
|Ice Cream Sandwich on |
net behind home plate
It seems these two visit an American city with a major league baseball club every year. They like baseball, and are Toronto fans, but claim their countrymen don't get into the game the way Americans do. Canadians are into hockey (big shock there!).
MD told us he'd visited Syracuse one other time, when he was 16 and he'd come to a game at the old MacArthur Stadium, but that this was his first minor league game as an adult, and he loved it.
Tonight was not the the first time they'd purchased something at a ballpark to toss into the stands for the fans. The ice cream sandwiches work much better than cotton candy . They discussed doing beer the next time.
As TV Stevie and I were driving home, he commented that he'd never seen anything like it before. These two strangers came into our town and spread joy at our stadium. And you know what? He's right. And you know what else? Today is Happiness Happens Day, and MD & DDS made happiness happen at Alliance Bank Stadium tonight.