I like to keep things chronological in my cozy corner of the internet, but a mild backlog of photos paired with a fair amount of actual work (still need LOADS more, though, if any of you need engineering work done...) have put me over a week in arrears as far as this baseball game is concerned. Anywho...
It's been a long time since there's been baseball in Reno, but the Aces and their brand new ballpark just started the season on the east side of downtown.
We got some stunning seats for the second game in the ballpark (Thanks Frank!) and watched the Aces lose to the Salt Lake City Bees, although they did put up a good fight. We saw the first-ever home run in the park, the first-ever grand slam in the park (both by the Aces, fortunately), and the first time the Aces lost at home (probably Ethel's fault for not cheering on the home team enough).
Our great seats (second row behind the visitors' dugout) made for good shooting opportunities, although a faster lens sure would've been nice. A notable feature of the park is that it's small enough to walk around and check out from many angles, and that it fronts on both the river and the train trench. I like the location.
Aces' logo on the dugout
That's a strike
Feeble hit but on the proper side of the line
Throwing to second base
Downtime at first base
The action from right field
Ethel, at the instant (look close!) that the first grand slam in park history was hit (totally planned it)
A pitch as seen from the deep outfield
Scoreboard after the grand slam
Bottom of the ninth, hope fading
I really hope that this park succeeds, as it's good wholesome fun, accessible, and affordable. We'll see after the shine of being novel and new wears off!
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