Saw the Sarasota Reds beat up on the Dunedin Blue Jays last night 9-3.

Game was highlighted by 3 hit nights by Ben Himes and Ben Schramek (who hit the game winning slam on Monday night), a mamouth HR over the scoreboard by Joey Votto, a great diving catch by Phil Gentry down the LF line, and a very good pitching performance by Calvin Medlock (6 IP 2 ER 5 H 0 BB 5 K).

Last night was dollar night at Ed Smith Stadium. $1 for general admission seats, hot dogs, pops, peanuts, pop corn. And they still only drew 533.

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. Does Ben Himes appear to be really ripped, like he lifts a lot? He’s listed at 6’4″ 210. I had read “The Last Best League” a while back, and he made a brief apperance on the featured Cape Cod League team before breaking a wrist or hand. His team mates had tagged him “The Universal Soldier”, thus I was wondering if he was really cut. Thomas Pauly was also on that team. It was a pretty good read.

    Later,
    Tom

  2. Doesn’t seem like it, he just looks like a tall, fairly skinny kid to me. One of the fans sitting near us was calling him “Mr. Baseball” though. 🙂

  3. Lousy attendance. I guess the Florida fans get spoiled during spring training.

  4. Even at a $1.00 admission, you have to be a real fan of baseball to watch it at that level. Usually “AA” and higher you see a decent quality of play but below that it gets pretty rough looking except for the one or two players that stand out.

  5. Jim, I don’t agree with you at all. It’s not MLB caliber, but I’ve seen a lot of A ball over the last few years and I think it’s pretty darn entertaining.

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About Bill Lack

I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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