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2010 Baseball Trip: Day 2-Des Moines, IA

Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Royals: Our only game on day two took us to Des Moines for some AAA Pacific Coast League action. The game started at 1:00 p.m., and the day was hot and sunny. About the third inning, though, all that changed. A huge storm cloud decided to nest over the field and give us some rain. Not too much, enough to get you a little damp, but not enough to call the game. If you think that a little rain is enough to chase me from a ballgame, though, you’re wrong. We stayed as long as the game was on, and that was the 8th inning. It finally decided to pour on us. Oh, well, 8 innings is still pretty good. I didn’t get a chance to explore Principal Park as much as I would have liked, but our seats were good and there really didn’t seem that there was a bad seat in the house. There was a lot of fans packed in for a Sunday game, but a lot left after the rain started. Our lunch consisted of a beer, a Chicago Dog, and some popcorn. I did like the park, though, and would recommend a game here if you’re in the area. Final: Royals 5, Cubs 4. Best: The scoreboard reading ‘Out of Towners’ and ‘Local Boys’. Worst: Lots of people. If you don’t mind large crowds, this shouldn’t bother you.


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2 comments on “2010 Baseball Trip: Day 2-Des Moines, IA

  1. Ryno! Nice pic there, Mike. I am always reminded of how full of advertising those minor league scoreboards are. Sounds like a great park (even if it is crowded). The Cubs seem to have that going for them: they get lots of people out to the park only to disappoint them with their play. LOL.
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  2. The crowds probably aren’t that bad if your used to the Majors. And as for their play..what else do expect? They are Cubs, after all.
    -Mike

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