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Monday, May 09, 2005

Fisher Cats in Winter

I went to a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game yesterday, Mother's Day, and yes my wife likes baseball.
As my son said, "This would be fun if I weren't freezing." Game time temp: 46/wind chill @38.
This was my first trip to the new ballpark, and it is very nice - not quite the same authentic feel as LaLacheur in Lowell - a bit too much "metal" for my tastes on the facade of the suites - but nevertheless a great venue for good baseball. The Fisher Cats won in a short game of 7 innings over the New Britain Rock Cats, 4-0. Good pitching really by both sides; Fisher Cats starter Cam Reimers scattered 7 hits, but loser Colby Miller, who had a nice curve ball, had one bad inning, giving up 3 runs in the third.
The Fisher Cats swept the double-header with another 4-0, 7-inning game that lasted only 1:35 - these guys had to be cold. (I'll be honest here - we only stayed for game 1. Took about a half hour for my fingertips to stop tingling on the way home.)
Well worth the trip. Easy parking, nice site along the Merrimack River, and, as is the custom at minor league games, good free stuff - a t-shirt and a seat cushion that, yesterday, was worth the price of admission - $10 for good seats along the third base line just outside the screen.
There is nothing as much fund for as little money as minor league baseball. If only it were May - oh, yeah, it IS May - just not in New Hampshire yet.
Tim