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.