Railcats Storm to the Win

Today I was bored so I decided to head to Gary to see the Railcats again. They had a Blackhawks day where if you had on a piece of Blackhawks clothing you got a discount on your ticket. They tried to do the anthem like the Hawks do, but did not quite have it going. For one 2,400 people can’t make that much noise outside, and the other is that none of them wanted any part of it. Continue reading

These Fielders Can Hit

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. Continue reading