Only in the minor leagues right? Canal Park in Akron played host to 2 major events last night. Well, ‘major’ might be a bit of a stretch. The Aeros (sans-all stars) played the Bowie Baysox and the Cleveland Sports Blog Network was there in force. First the game- a slugfest that the Aeros came up on the short side 13-11. The team certainly never quit, despite being down 8-1 after the top of the third and missing their all-star players who arrived at the park minus their gear after a connecting flight was missed. By the way, WFNY staffer Jacob denied any involvement in the Cream Stick race, despite showing up just moments after Maple took first. You know how you never see Superman and Clark Kent in the same place? Just sayin…
The other event was just as entertaining in my book. Thanks to Don Delco, Brendan Bowers, Vince Grzegorek, and the gang from Cleveland Frowns for making the trip! In addition, it was great to meet our contest winners, and Omar who read about the outing and came to join us. All told there were roughly 25 of us talking, joking, heckling and just enjoying a good game with new friends. Did I mention it was Thirsty Thursday? Nice to see the gang respect their limits as well. Class outing.
One thing I noticed while sitting and watching the group interact- almost to a man, this group would talk your ears off. Makes sense, since a good portion of the group were sports bloggers that they would have something to say in response to what was happening around them.
I hope you can make the next outing. I know I won’t miss it.