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Baseball in Anchorge

July 24, 2013

Last night we attended an Anchorage Glacier Pilots baseball game.

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It’s a college summer baseball league, which means the players are unpaid and amateur baseball players. iThey’ve attended at least one year of college and have at least one year of athletic eligibility remaining. Sometimes they get drafted into the pro’s. It’s all really cool actually.

Instead of a company picnic, Matt’s office decided to do tickets to a baseball game instead. I highly approved, and couldn’t wait to attend the game. Plus, I thought it would be a great way to meet some of his co-workers, especially since a lot of them moved up to Anchorage from South Carolina as well.

When Matt picked up the tickets from work, they came with a cool surprise: cracker jacks!

Baseball & Cracker Jacks - Great American Things Go Hand-in-Hand

Baseball & Cracker Jacks – Great American Things Go Hand-in-Hand

Once we got to the game, we met up with Matt’s coworkers, several that I met before and a lot of new ones. We had a lot of fun during the game drinking beers and cheering on the team.

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and admiring the view behind the stadium – wow!

It was fan appreciation night, so I joined in by buying a program. 15 lucky programs had autographs inside. If you had an autographed program, you won a prize! Sadly, I bought a bum program and we won none.

There was also a 50/50 raffle that I bought 2 tickets for, the pot was over $450! Once again I won nothing. (All of this losing means that next time I play Bingo, I’m sure to win a grand prize – right?)

When the game approached the 9th inning, the Anchorage team was down 2 runs, and it looked grim. After convincing several of Matt’s officemates that they needed to put on their rally caps (a hat inside out) the team was able to pull through with a 3-2 victory! The rally caps really worked!

Celebrating!

Celebrating!

Overall, a fun evening. Not quite a Greenville Drive game (beers were 7x as expensive as $1 beer night) but still a great social outing. If it wasn’t the end of the season, I would definitely be dragging Matt out to a few more games.

All I can say is, I can’t wait for hockey season!!!

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  • Reply Nancy July 25, 2013 at 17:58

    Sounds a lot like the Gastonia Grizzlies. Those games are fun, too. Let’s try for a hockey game when we are up in November. 🙂

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