MOOSIC, PA - (August 5, 2011) Louisville Bats third baseman Juan Francisco is out at home on the throw, left fielder Greg Golson to shortstop Doug Bernier to catcher Jesus Montero. Francisco was trying to go first to home on a double.
i was at the scranton-wilkes barre yankees game tonight.
there was a promotion to get tickets, a free wendy’s meal, and a hat for like 10 bucks. so of course my family was in.
the only problem was that 3 tickets were seated together. so my aunt sat a few rows closer than the rest of us, near a couple (40-50 years old) adorably dressed in their yankees gear. they had been chatting with her and us, and seemed very pleasant.
anywho, the game we were going to see was going to start late, because at the last minute, sunday’s game was moved up, to allow the paw sox to get back to rhode island before the hurricane. magical double header. right when the game we intended to see started, our new friends ran to get snacks, and asked my aunt to watch their sweatshirts and popcorn. they came back and thanked her profusely. then offered her funnel cake. my mother had already attacked my aunt with funnel cake.
a few minutes later, they offered my aunt and the rest of us some nachos. actually. all the nachos.
i can’t accurately describe how adorable the next statement was, but it was just perfectly inflected and ajf;lskjfsdf. i love how people in smaller communities are just so friendly and hospitable. but the woman says:
would you like these nachos? we didn’t touch them. but we can’t have them now. because we are drunk.
2009 - Scott Podsednik, then of the AAA Charlotte Knights, participates in one of the “contests” used to entertain fans at minor league games between innings. He was supposed to be jumping rope blindfolded.
The gag is the other contestants, with the jump rope, and those turning the jump rope, sneak off, leaving him jumping over nothing. I suspect he knew what was going to happen, but he pretended to be surprised when they told him to take off the blindfold. (The large blue fellow is Champ, the SWB Yankees mascot.)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees manager Dave Miley is ejected from a game in 2009. There was a long game delay because he started toward the dugout three or four times, then turned around and came back out to yell some more.