Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 Annual Baseball Road Trip - Day 3 - Rochester, NY

Hello everyone out there, Isaac here to give you guys an update on our trip. We started out super early today because Rochester Red Wings had a day game because it is Memorial Day. We left the hotel at 4:30 AM this morning. Daddy told us we had to leave so early because he had a special treat for us. Andy thought it was ice cream but Daddy said we were going to Niagara Falls. Andy then thought we were going to Fall Creek Falls but he said this was a new waterfall. We went to the American side. Daddy kept talking about the fact that it had been over 18 years since he had been there. I am not sure how long that is but it seems like a really long time.

 This is from the overlook at the American Falls. I thought it was pretty cool. You can see the Horseshoe falls in the background.
 Andy like it, too. It really liked throwing sticks off the edge. Do not Grammy Pat and Delk, we did not get close. Daddy would not let us.
 This is Andy and I at the other side of the American Falls.

Andy really wanted to look to me to see what kind of reaction to get.
After awhile he just decided to chill and check out the waterfalls. He really wanted to look through the telescope.

I just thought it was cool as well.

 This is Andy and I at the Horse Shoe Falls. Daddy said Mommy would be impressed because we were so close to Canada. Andy really liked being at the top of the US.

After we left Niagara Falls, we drove to Rochester, NY. We watched the Red Wings play the Syracuse Chiefs. It was a really fun game. We got to give the mascot Spikes a high five during the 1st.

We really liked the game because the Red Wings won 10-5 and we were very excited. We got a ball in the top of the 9th from the Red Wings 3rd baseman Deibinson Romero.
We really liked it here in Rochester. And don't worry...Daddy did not stuff us full of hotdogs. It was just a really windy day.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2014 Delk Annual Baseball Trip - Day 2

Hello again everyone. Day 2 is in the books and Isaac has taken over again. We left La Grange, KY this morning and made it to Akron, OH. We watched the Rubberducks and the Reading Fightin' Phils play today. It was a day game but it was beautiful. Just enough clouds to make the sun not as bad. The Rubberducks lost 3-0 and Andy was telling every usher he could find that he was "So Mad!! that the Akron Rubberducks were losing."

We scored another ball. The catcher for the Fightin' Phils, Lars Davis, gave us the strikeout ball that ended the first inning. Bryan LaHair was the batter.

Well we tried to go to church but the one Daddy had picked out in Kent was closed. So we ended up eating dinner at DQ and happened to bump into not only one but two couples from the church in surrounding areas. We found out that the church we had planned was now defunct because of eminent domain. Seems the city is using the land to build an upscale housing development. Funny but it was nice to meet two couples in Akron that were members of the church of Christ.

Anyway enough about that. I know that people out there want to see pictures so here goes.

 Here is Andy and I when we went on our walk around.
 Did I mention we got to run the bases? We got to run the bases. Here we are in line waiting to go on the field.
 Here I am rounding second. I got to say my name really loud on the PA system and the camera man got me on the big screen. It was awesome!
 Here is Andy outside the gate when we were getting ready to leave.
And this is beautiful Canal Park. This ballpark was really awesome and is a cool place to watch a game.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 Baseball Annual Road Trip - Day 1

Hello Everyone out there....This is Isaac taking over the blog again. We have started our 7th Annual Baseball Road Trip. It is hard to believe that we have been doing this for seven years now. Scroll back through the blog and check out the Carolina League in 2008, Minnesota in 2009, Pittsburgh and others in 2010, Florida State League Stops in 2011, Heading out to some of the Texas League in 2012, One stop with the Charlotte Knights in 2013. Now it is time to knock out some of the Eastern League in 2014.

Tonight we went to see the Louisville Bats. The Bats won against the Buffalo Bisons 6-0. I am not sure what a Bison is but Daddy tells me it is a big animal.

Before we went to the game we toured the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Andy, Daddy and myself thought it was pretty cool to watch them make some big league bats and go through the factory. Andy even got to push one of the buttons on the tour. We got to see one machine that finished the bats once they were cut. We got to keep some of the pegs from the bats as they were trimmed. The tour guide could not tell us who the bats were for but I think it is for Freddie Freeman. The coolest thing about the tour was the big bat out front. It was huge and went all the way up into the sky. I even got a culled bat from the museum that was pretty neat. Daddy said Mommy would be excited. The coolest thing about touring the museum was that we all got mini bats. Daddy again said Mommy would be soooooooo excited. I know I am.

The Bats play at Louisville Slugger Field. We got a ball during the game from #36 Raul Valdes. Daddy said that was pretty cool because he used to pitch for the Phillies, but this year he only pitched a few games for Houston before he was designated for assignment. That makes 36 balls for the year. Hopefully tomorrow we will get more.

Anyway enough writing...I know you guys just want to see pictures, so here you go.

This is Andy sitting in a replica dugout that is the Louisville Slugger Museum. 
 We each got to take a turn standing at the plate with a real major league bat. Andy is holding Pee Wee Reese's bat. His got good form and the stare down pat.

 I took my turn holding the bat and got to use batting gloves.
 Here we are the base of the big bat. I got my "cull" bat on my shoulder. Did I mention that one of the museum workers also gave me a Cleveland Indians bat. Mom is going to love it.
 Here is Buddy the Bat - Louisville's Mascot - He was funny.
 This is a picture I took of the Catcher #15 Mike Nickeas. I think this is a pretty good picture.
 View from the outfield Batter's Eye
Andy and I taking in the game