Saturday, June 1, 2013

Good Ol' Minor League Baseball in Clinton, Iowa

I couldn't help to notice that there were very few blacks playing on either team and many of those had Spanish names.  Of course, there were a lot of Hispanics on both teams.  I'd heard that every year there are fewer blacks playing in the majors.  I imagine Jackie Robinson must be turning over in his grave.

They made a lot of announcements regarding Midwest League games being played.  I found it of interest that the Kane County Cubs were playing the Peoria Cardinals in a double-header.  These would be the two Class A teams of two noted rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.  They ended up splitting.

Between many innings, they had interesting competitions.  I especially liked the flying chicken one where contestants shot a rubber chicken at containers.  There was also one where people had a beach ball race where they used blowers.

There were several outstanding defensive plays made by Clinton in the 8th inning.  Beloit scored one run in the 9th on two doubles, but lost 6-1.

This was the first Clinton win that we had been at in quite a long time.  They usually use, but like Harry C. used to say, "You can't beat fun at the old ballpark."

Go LumberKings.  --RoadDog

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