Last night I was at the Railcats game for their first ever game against the Lake County Fielders. The Fielders are owned by movie star Kevin Costner. It was no movie ending for the Railcats though as they lost 7-3. On the second pitch of the game Fielder second baseman Amos Ramon smoked a ball over the left field wall to give his team a 1-0 lead. The Railcats tied it back up at one, but they would never be that close again. Josh Short also hit a home run that may have been the longest I have seen in a non-Major League game. His shot went off the scoreboard in left center field. That ball was a rocket that still might have been going up when it hit the scoreboard. The Railcats had one last chance at the game with the bases loaded, down 7-3, and Christian Guerrero at the plate. Guerrero worked a full count, then swang at a terrible pitch to end the inning. After that it was just a matter of completing the final innings to make the game official.
For the second time this week I met up at the game with another ex employee of Sears. We had a blast the entire game listening to a die hard Railcat fan speaking in tongues. During one play where it looked like both the third base umpire and the first base ump blew calls to take a double play away from the Railcats she was so upset the fans in our section were trying to figure out what language she was speaking.