Busy weekend in the ‘Ville
Black Cardinals vs. Red Cardinals
Jim Patterson Stadium-Louisville, KY: This past weekend has to be one of the busiest in this town that I have seen since moving down this way, since the Derby weekend, anyway. Since this is a baseball blog, I’ll be moving backwards and start with Sunday. Brian and I decided to check out a little Louisville Cardinal fall ball scrimmage, and it was a lot of fun. Simply a beautiful day and there’s not too many places I’d rather be than a ballpark. Granted, this was just an inter-squad scrimmage, and most may protest that these games don’t mean anything, but I disagree. To the kids trying to either earn a walk-on position, or a spot in the starting lineup, there games can mean plenty. I felt bad for the left fielder, who made a couple of errors, and we were within ear-shot to hear his frustrations loud and clear. Take this for what it is, just something to do, watching something we love, spending time with my little buddy. Final: Black 10, Red 4.
Now, on Saturday, there was some kind of college football going on, and I guess this could be considered the busiest day of the weekend. That’s probably why we stayed away from town. I think the whole ESPN College Gameday crew was in town, also. Although not a big football fan, I did watch some of the Louisville vs. Florida State game on TV, and was happy for a big Louisville win (63-20). It’s always good for the town and the school, and I’ve never cared much for the Seminoles much in any sport, anyway.
KFC Yum! Center-Louisville, KY: Friday was a fun day for the boys and I, also. This was both Trevor and Brian’s first WWE (I still call it WWF) show. Brian was happy to see his two favorites Bayley and Roman Reigns fight. It was a pretty good show, as the U.S. Championship, Tag-Team Championship, and Universal Championship belts were all defended. I’d much rather attend a ‘house show’ than a TV event, as all they do is talk and you don’t see as much action. We all had a great time, and will probably come again when the WWE is in town. As well as baseball, Louisville is a decent place for a wrestling fan to live, also. We have the local Ohio Valley Wrestling which is a lot of fun, and some other indy promotions in southern Indiana.
Here is a video of the introductions for the main event for the Universal Championship, Kevin Owens defending against Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn in a triple-threat match:
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Virginia’s Fall Ball season starts soon … finally! (And, your Tigers are vexing me!)
The fall ball is fun and relaxing. Don’t worry about the Tigers, they are imploding as predicted (no pitching other than JV). I know you don’t care for football much either, but the football Hoos did a number on my dad’s Chips..
Love the warrior shirt! And I still call it WWF!
Thanks, Greg, Ultimate Warrior was my favorite as a kid, and Brian likes him also. We both enjoy watching the classic WWF matches more than the current WWE product, but it was still a fun time for us..
Just saw that Louisville gets the 2017 ACC baseball tournament! The ACC tournament is awesome … That’s like winning the powerball, Mike! I hope you’ve already marked in on your calendar …. I’m totally jealous! 🙂
I will definitely look into getting some time off for the tourney! Should be an exciting time with some great baseball, no matter what teams are here. The ACC is usually stacked with good teams anyway. Thanks for the heads up!