No rain, is our gain!

Great Lakes Loons vs. Lake County Captains (Midwest League)first1Dow Diamond-Midland, Michigan: Despite having plans to attempt another Lugnuts game in Lansing, the weather report prompted the kids and I to head south over the weekend a little early to avoid the storms. Our journey took us to Midland, Michigan to attend a pair of Great Lakes Loons games, and I’m pretty sure we made the right choice! The weather was a little cool, but with not rain and sunny skies, it was fine for us. After the rain-outs earlier this month, is was just nice to watch baseball and get these first games in. The kids were happy that their Papa was able to make it over to the game, too. Brian headed right for Lou E. Lookout (playground) and the mascots Rall E. Camel and Lou E. Loon entertained the kids throughout the game. It was a fun game to watch, and good to get the first one in for the kids and I.

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Brian with Rall E. Camel

Brian with Rall E. Camel

first4first5first6The game itself was a solid pitchers duel, with the score 0-0 going into the seventh inning, with Jharel Cotton getting the start for the Loons against the Lake County Captains. The seventh inning started off good for Great Lakes, as top prospect Corey Seager shot a single to right field. He then advanced to second on a nice bunt by Pat Stover. Outfielder Jeremy Rathjen then scorched a single to score Seager and give the Loons the walk-off victory! A great way to start the season for us, and a nice win for the home team.

Dodgers #3 prospect Corey Seager

Dodgers #3 prospect Corey Seager

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Lou E. Loon!!!

Lou E. Loon!!!

first13Final Score: Loons 1, Lake County Captains 0

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8 Comments

Cool entry man! Check out my blog!

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Thanks, Joe, glad you liked it. More in a day or so. I’ll definitely give your blog a look. Thanks for stopping in.
-Mike

Thanks Mike. Trying to spread the word about my blog. I have a really good post going up either Friday or Saturday!

Sounds good, I look forward to it!
-Mike

Love the pictures. Ah, can’t wait to get to the park!

Thanks, man. I was good to finally get a game in. Weather has been brutal for us up north here!
-Mike

Oh yay! I’m so glad you and the whole family got your first games of the season in. I imagine it must finally make it start to seem like there’s an end to the winter coming even if the weather’s still cold and stormy. Hope you get to enjoy many more games this season!
— Kristen

Thanks, Kristen. It felt so good just to be at the ballpark! All the sounds and smells we wait so many months for. More snow and rain pounded our state again yesterday,but at least we had a few nice days!
-Mike

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