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 thoughts on “No rain, is our gain!

  1. 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

    1. 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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