We’re tiny, we’re toony, we’re all a little Loony…

Great Lakes Loons vs. West Michigan Whitecaps

Dow Diamond-Midland, MIFor a little early holiday, the kids and I headed down state to Midland to see the West Michigan Whitecaps on the road taking on the Great Lakes Loons. The kids have never been to Dow Diamond until now, so it was a special game for them! It was the annual ‘Bark in the Park’ event, so fans were able to bring their dogs to the game. We don’t have a dog, but since Brian was on a leash, we figured it was close enough! They had dogs performing tricks between the innings, too, and the kids couldn’t stop laughing after one of the canines did his, uh, ‘business’ right on the field. The poor grounds crew was kept pretty busy! The kids were able to meet the mascots Lou E. Loon and Rall E. Camel, so they were really happy with that. Dow Diamond sports a  really nice playground, too, so that kept them busy for a while.

The game itself was a quick one, and the Whitecaps’ bats were a little sleepy. In fact, the Loons had a no-hitter going into the eight inning until Steven Moya broke it up with a base hit. The ‘Caps would only manage one more hit in the 1-0 loss. A little frustrating, since they beat the Loons 8-5 the night before, and the night after. Before the game, we ate at Logan’s Roadhouse, and my steak burger and chili was some of the best I’ve ever tasted! The kids loved eating peanuts, and throwing the shells on the floor, too. Nice touch, imo. Despite the loss, we still had a great time, and will probably try to get to another game here soon, or next season. Our next game planned is Star Wars Night at the Traverse City Beach BumsFinal: Loons 1, Whitecaps 0.

No dog, but Brian did his best impression!

Whitecaps dugout

Lily and Brian with Lou E. Loon!!!

Tons of scouts at the game. They say Brian is a five-tool ballplayer…

Photos property of Minoring In Baseball

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6 Comments

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Mark-thank you! You as well.
–Mike

Brian makes that leash look good! Haha. Looks like a lot of fun!!
–Jeff

Jeff-yeah, we had a great time. Brian is the wild child, but he’s also a sweet kid. The leash just helps me keep him safe, lol.
–Mike

Nice pictures! I saw a couple of people at the SABR convention with Loons gear. I have only been to four minor league ballparks but some day I will visit more.
-Emma

Emma-I know that Michigan is a long way from L.A., lol, but the Loons have a nice stadium, and have embraced the Dodgertown concept.
–Mike

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