2010 Baseball Trip: Day 4-Clinton, IA

Clinton LumberKings vs. Beloit Snappers: After leaving Norway, we headed back east to the banks of the Mississippi River once again. This time our destination was Alliant Energy Field, home of the Clinton LumberKings who we saw the night before in Peoria. Alliant Energy Field was built in 1937, and is a great throwback to the older Minor League parks. Remodeled in 2006, this is really a nice place to watch a ball game. The grandstand is completely covered, and the seats put you right on the field. The fans were friendly and very baseball knowledgable. We ate dinner at  the ballpark, had a cold beer, and watched a good baseball game in the oldest city currently in the Midwest League. I like to think of this ballpark as ‘classic’ instead of old, and despite it being not as fancy as some of the other parks we’ve been too, I really enjoyed myself here. Final: Snapper 2, LumberKings 0. Best: The trash pail: for only $5:50 you get loads of food including mini tacos, mini corndogs, onion rings, waffle fries, chicken tenders and more. Worst: Finding the ballpark. GPS couldn’t find it, and there are absolutely no signs anywhere in town to direct you there. My advise is to follow the riverfront until you run into it.


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One thought on “2010 Baseball Trip: Day 4-Clinton, IA

  1. thonyc

    Is Ken Griffey Jr. getting to aged to play? That is what a few were thinking after reports within the Tacoma Tribune surfaced stating that he didn’t pinch hit in the course of that game because he fell asleep after inning 5 in the clubhouse. Teammates on the Seattle Mariners team all say the accounts are false, and that Griffey didn’t fall asleep. They are saying he failed to pinch hit that game due to the fact he was not chosen to pinch hit, not because he was sleeping. All this leads to the question of him being too old to keep playing ball.

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