Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Watching the Colts

One of the things we enjoy about San Angelo is being able to go out to Foster Field and watch the San Angelo Colts, the local professional baseball team. The Colts belong to the South Division of the North American Baseball League, but they are NOT affiliated with either major league baseball or minor league baseball.

The Colts' season began May 23 with a 16-6 victory over the McAllen Thunder. Regular season ends September 3. During this time, they will play 95 games (if I count correctly) against the following opponents:
  • McAllen Thunder
  • Abilene Prairie Dogs
  • Fort Worth Cats
  • Edinburg Roadrunners
  • Rio Grande Valley White Wings
Last year, the Colts won their division, but were unable to advance further.

We attended last night's game, which was a "$2 Tuesday" night. This means that general admission, hot dogs, and beer are all $2 each. That's a pretty good deal. It allows us to sit out and enjoy a West Texas evening and watch some pretty good baseball. And there is always plenty to watch when teams change the fields, as local promotions and games are always entertaining.

It was windy last night, and we had to hold onto our hats. We thought we were arriving early, but the top half of the first inning was just finishing when we reached our seats. We later learned that the game on the previous night was cancelled due to bad weather, so they were playing a double-header tonight.

The Colts jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the game, but they were soon tied by the Fort Worth Cats. The Cats then had a big 4 run inning to take the lead for good. The Colts managed to get 2 runs late in the game, but they eventually lost 4-6. We did not stay for the second game.

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