What a great game last night! I was fortunate enough to have some nice seats, 8 rows off of first base. Superfan Pauly and I arrived just in time for the players to do their pre-game run, and we ended up in the front row. Corey “The Condor” Hart came over when he saw us and ended up signing two jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity for suicide awareness. I can’t thank you enough for helping out this worthy cause, Condor!
From there, we watched an exciting game unfold before our eyes. After Ray the usher kicked us out of the first row and we went back to row 8, the Brewers started out a bit rough. However, something special happened after a few innings. Aoki came up to bat, and proceeded to hit a shot over the head of Carlos Gonzalez in left field. Right away I knew he could get 2 bases, but as he was coming up on 2nd base, Carlos had yet to get the ball and throw it to the infield! Aoki blasted past 2nd base to 3rd, and I realized he had a chance! Sure enough, rounding third base he put every ounce of adrenaline into taking it all the way home! I witnessed and inside the park 213 foot home run from the Japanese all-star! The ever elusive “curtain call” was in order, and I got goosebumps from 39,000 fans cheering for Nori Aoki who graciously came out and waved at us.
The other highlight would be Corey Hart hitting a 2 RBI single later in the game to tie it up. The park exploded when he connected, and from there we knew we had a chance, but…
we just couldn’t close the door. No worries, it is still early in the season, and I am one who firmly believes that the crew will come out on top. Tonight, I will be at the game with Superfan Handy Jay, 4 rows off of the Condor.
On a side note, I am very excited to see that Mike McClendon has been called up from AAA-Nashville to replace Estrada in the ‘pen, who will replace Narveson in the rotation. As many of you know, I wear the #58 McClendon jersey almost religiously to the ballpark and on the road. I feel Mike will see success very soon, and I can’t wait to say hello down at the park!