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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Shoving is NOT allowed!

Scout night at the stadium - brought a better crowd than the usual and much more vocal when the KMan was at bat :)

Good to see former Chiefs players Pete Orr (#11 playing shortstop) and Tug Hulett (#7 playing third base) - even if they are playing for the opposing team now.

So besides the Taco chants and the former players, there was smoking and shoving...

The smoker was not only in our section, but in OUR row!!!  The nerve of someone to just sit there and light up a smelly cancer stick.  Gotta love a woman of action though!  That Molly!  She took immediate action and the problem was solved almost right away.  No nonsense on her watch!!!!  Yay Molly!!

So the shove - WOW!!  Never saw anything like that Ironpig was coming into home plate (hoping to score) and when he realized it was going to be a close call, he actually SHOVED our catcher with both arms outstretched!  (what a "pig" hehehe).  I might have jumped up screaming ;)   Molly made a good point "at least he was called out" - yes, indeed!  James Skelton was catching and I can only imagine what would have happened if Carlos Maldonado was catching and somebody tried to shove him!  I'm thinking just the impact alone would have sent the guy flying back to third base and all Carlos would have had to do was stand there. 

A couple of interesting names on the scoreboard this last week:
Tuffy Gosewich - Ironpig and Wirfin Obispo (that's gotta be the BEST one!), a pticher for the Louisville Bats. 

It was a nice night for baseball - even with the rain.  And a good game - gotta love it when it's a tie game and the Chiefs can win it in the bottom of the 9th!!  Fun to see the players running out of the dugout, hopping and jumping and high-fiving.  It's a beautiful sight!

Yogi Berra said "You can observe a lot by watching."  So true of live in general, but in baseball in particular, if you aren't paying attention you could miss something spectacular.  You could even miss a ball coming right at you!  I saw a t-shirt that read "I wondered why the ball was getting bigger.  Then it hit me."  Now there's an important reason to always be watching!

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