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Take Me Out...

 

My fine friend Vickie and I have an arrangement: I drive her to the ball game and she buys the tickets. This is the scene on April 11, opening night for the Durham Bulls (yes, the ones who appeared in Bull Durham).

 

Although the Bulls were last year's league champions for the third straight year, they were thrashed by the Columbus Knights, 12-4. Their overall record is now an even 14-14.

 

Regardless, I had a great time, chatting, snapping, eating, and sometimes watching the game.

 

Oh, and I chose my favorite Bull, third baseman Jake (Smokin') Smolinski, one of those blue-collar players who will never be a star but work hard and make a living doing what they love. Doesn't get much better than that.

Take Me Out...

 

My fine friend Vickie and I have an arrangement: I drive her to the ball game and she buys the tickets. This is the scene on April 11, opening night for the Durham Bulls (yes, the ones who appeared in Bull Durham).

 

Although the Bulls were last year's league champions for the third straight year, they were thrashed by the Columbus Knights, 12-4. Their overall record is now an even 14-14.

 

Regardless, I had a great time, chatting, snapping, eating, and sometimes watching the game.

 

Oh, and I chose my favorite Bull, third baseman Jake (Smokin') Smolinski, one of those blue-collar players who will never be a star but work hard and make a living doing what they love. Doesn't get much better than that.

comments (7)

Quel monde !
Larry Bliss: Merci...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 May 2019, 01:44
"Ball Game" = Baseball?
Larry Bliss: yes indeed!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2019, 06:52
You are certainly doing the right thing Larry. Finding a friend you can share things of interest with, then getting yourself immersed in whatever is happening where you go
Larry Bliss: It's a lot of fun. From time to time I yell encouragement to Smolinski. Turns out I like yelling. (Don't worry--I keep it clean.)
The honest pro is the backbone of all team sports.
Larry Bliss: A journeyman earning his wages. Last time I saw him, he got himself walked three times...
I love a ball game. My son plays on a co-ed softball league.
Larry Bliss: Folks are serious about softball these days...
Sounds like a good arrangement, Larry - I was interested to vist Durham, NC, some years ago, as I am from County Durham in the UK and went to school in the city of Durham. Needless to say, the two cities are completely different! smile. See https://tomwilson.shutterchance.com/theme/1-all-themes/image/2012/02/25/durham-in-the-1960s/
Great day out!!!

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