Another night at the ballpark
Another interesting night in the press box at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver…
It was a night of predictions, extra innings, and … trying new snacks.
For starters, the local Vancouver Canadians were ahead of Boise 2-0 entering the sixth inning.
I looked over at the official scorer, Mike, and told him that the sixth inning seemed to be the C’s “trouble inning” as the team had just lost the previous night in Spokane by giving up back-to-back homers in a 2-1 loss. Plus, the week before, they’d lost a pair of games in Tri-City by giving up the lead in the sixth.
Sure enough, Boise scored twice in the sixth – thanks in part to an error – to tie the game.
As the night progressed, you could tell the pitching was dominant on both sides, and it might take some luck to get the tie-breaking run across.
So I told the scorer that the winning run – or go-ahead run – might come home on a wild pitch with a runner on third.
Fast forward to the bottom of the 12th, and that’s exactly what happened as a wild pitch allowed the winning run to come home. C’s won, 3-2.
And snacks… here’s what I ended up munching on as the game went into extras. I ended up opening the second bag after the game moved into the 10th.
Onion rings and cheesy garlic bread! What was it that Mark Messier said during those commercials from the 1990s? Something about how you can’t just stop at one?