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“Gators Baseball”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2003 7:56:02 PM Replies: 0
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Gators LogoCorinne procured four free tickets to a Norwich Navigators baseball game for Monday at Dodd Stadium (vs. the New Britain Rock Cats). The "Gators" are the SF Giants AA farm team. Corinne works at Chelsea Groton Savings Bank, and they maintain a Sky Box at the stadium, and allow employees to use it for almost every game.

Art, Andrew, and DadThe original plan was to bring Art, Jed, and Dad. Jed backed out at the last minute, so Andrew (one of Jed's roommates, and another member of our ecclesia) came along instead. We're glad he went, as we needed a heavy to scare off the hoodlums. (Andrew's the one in the middle in that shot.)

gator eating ArtThe sky box was really nice. Perfect view of the game, air conditioning (not needed with the weather we've been 'enjoying'), and a waitress to bring us wings and beverages!

At some point "Tater the Gator," the team mascot, stopped dancing like a fool on top of the dugouts and made his sky box rounds. Apparently he was very, very hungry. He tried swallowing Art, and didn't give up until I'd taken this picture (at which point shame and reality must have set in...). His eyes must have been bigger than his stomach.

gators pitchingThe "game" was actually a double header, to make up for a rain-out in May... but they lost both. In fact, their own web site says they were crushed, losing the second game 12-1. Ouch.

rock cats hittingWe had a good time, but can you believe this was my first professional-ish baseball game? Pitiful. I'd like to do it again, hopefully Jed will make it next time.

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