Monday, September 21, 2009

Playoff Baseball

The Memphis Redbirds (AAA minor league team of the St. Louis Cardinals) won their division this year and made the playoffs. McKenzie, Matt, Jordan, and I went to Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs. Memphis was up 2-0 in the best of 5 series and only had to win that game to advance to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series. I know, Memphis is nowhere near the Pacific, but this is baseball not geography.

Here are the kids - Matt didn't want to join in the photo. He was probably wanting ice cream at that moment.

This is in the plaza just outside the stadium.

About the 6th or 7th inning we headed out to the bluff and the kids played on the playground and then ran up and down the hill. I would've joined them, but somebody had to guard their shoes!

The Redbirds won that game 1-0 and went on to the PCL Championship.

This isn't from a game, but I wanted to include it. This was a Saturday at lunch at Spencer's - the boys enjoying some ice cream.

Matt, Caleb, Andy and I went to Game 1 of the PCL Championship Series. It had been raining most of the day and rained on us most of the way to Memphis but we were hoping it wouldn't rain the game out.

Matt has discovered the BBQ Nachos that Rendezvous sells at the Redbirds games. Check out that focus. The boy loves ball and food......I don't know where he gets that from!

We had a rainless rain delay of just over an hour. The weather report said rain was coming in at 7:15 and would blow out quickly. It never came and we sat and waited before they finally decided to start the game. Caleb, Matt and I decided to walk around the ballpark during the delay.

Andy decided to take a nap.

Matt and Caleb passed out on the way home. We stayed through the 5th inning since it was a school night. The game was scoreless when we left and we listened to the rest of it on the radio. David Freese hit a homerun in the bottom of the 7th and the Redbirds held on to win 1-0. They went on to win the series 3-0 and will play in a one game AAA championship game Tuesday night against the Durham Bulls on ESPN2.

1 comment:

bettyb said...

--looks like everyone had fun at the ball park.-so glad y'all got to see victory,and also eat some good food!!
love,Betty Ward