And the DelinO. Both regular and unleaded (SoSG). After a week of Dunkin Donuts, Tastykakes and Yuengling, the DelinO and his elder child journeyed to Frawley Stadium - named after our former Mayor and his recurring DUIs - to catch the Single A Wilmington Blue Rocks."Tomorrow's KC Royals Free Agency Pick Ups TODAY!"
The numbers alone could make the Pope weep. FREE PARKING. $40 for four box seats, four drinks, and four hot dogs.
In case I couldn't tell by the lack of sales tax, there were a few culinary reminders of where I was. (Look closely)
As advertised, the game was 90's Night.
Though there was no Zack Morris, a few familiar faces showed up.
Pre "Master of Disguise" Garth
Even if my two-year-old's abject fear left the blue moose a shell of his former self.
Then, there was Celery. Yes, CELERY!
There was a game too against the Lynchburg Lemonades or whatever they're called. Seven innings of a 2-1 pitcher's duel turned into a 10-7 party. If you care, box score it up here.
As I braved the six minutes of traffic on the way out - with cash still in my wallet and a vegetable bobblehead bopping along - I wondered why we ever go broke in major league Chavez Ravine when we can live like minor league kings in Rancho Cucamonga or the Inland Empire.