Friday, August 25, 2006

Kane County Cougars Game in Elfstrom Stadium

Fireworks Follow the Game
Originally uploaded by ricklibrarian.
Bonnie and I enjoyed a baseball game and fireworks tonight in Elfstrom Stadium in Batavia, IL. Many good things happened:

The Cougars won 8-4 over the Burlington Bees.

We got a free purple Ozzie ball thrown into the stands by one of the Bees before the game started.

We saw a home run by Steve Kleen, who scored four of the Cougar runs.

We saw a great diving catch by the Bees left fielder Valentino Arce.

A preschooler beat Ozzie around the bases in a race. Ozzie always loses this race!

We saw a runner picked off first, runners thrown out at second and third on attempted steals, and a runner caught in a run down between third and home in a missed squeeze play. That is almost a base running blunder cycle.

After years of trying I finally got the YMCA right in the second chorus.

We got to sing a Sponge Bob Square Pants song.

We saw the Cougars score three runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.

We saw really good fireworks. Many colors and interesting shapes.

Our only disappointment was that Jake the Diamond Dog had to cancel because his trainer is recovering from an injusy he sustained in an auto accident.

The threatening storms held off. It was a beautiful evening.

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