For the previous three years, my family and I have gone on a baseball trip every year around Independence Day, which is also near my birthday (July 5). The first trip was in 2002 and we went to Boston for a memorable trip to see the Tigers play the Red Sox at Fenway Stadium. The next year I got to see Roger Clemens pitch against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium and last year we went to Toronto and watched the Blue Jays play from our hotel room.
This year’s trip was supposed to be to Cleveland, but the Indians aren’t in town this weekend. Instead we’re going to Cincinnati to check out their new ballpark. It doesn’t look to be a great pitching match up (Wandy Rodriguez vs. Aaron Harang), but I’m hoping to see Ken Griffey, Jr. and Adam Dunn for the first time.
The White Sox finished their sweep of the Tigers this afternoon. Most disheartening is the fact that we could have put away the first two games, but didn’t. The loss puts us six games back of the Orioles for the Wild Card, with some other teams in between us. One of those teams is coming to town this weekend. We didn’t have much luck against the Yankees when we went to Yankee Stadium, so hopefully that will turn around. Jeremy Bonderman will be going up against Randy Johnson tomorrow.
Magglio Ordonez hit a homer and is two for three for the Mud Hens tonight. You can actually tune into the game by going to MinorLeagueBaseball.com.
Have a great holiday weekend.