We had a FABULOUS time Friday night at the Fisher Cats game against the New Britain Rock Cats. The home team won, 9 to 4, the weather was perfect, the company great, and the food...well, it was typical ballpark food! Here are some pictures of the event:
The seats started to fill up around 6:30 (game starts at 7:05). Here's my friend, Kathy, and her dad.
This is early in the game when the Fisher Cats took the lead --they never gave it up!
Here's Mike and his son, Matthew. Matthew brought along his mitt and was ready to catch a stray foul. Other Nesmith fans are visible.
Later in the evening, you could see the almost-full moon above the stadium over first base.
I enjoyed singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch, but I did find myself also wanting to sing, "Sweet Caroline." I'll have to borrow The Essential Neil Diamond [CD ROCK DIA] and listen to it, but it's not the same as singing along with thousands of Red Sox fans at Fenway! In any case, I started thinking about what would be a good Fisher Cats equivalent to "Sweet Caroline." Any ideas? It would have to be something that the fans could chime in on. Since it's the Fisher CATS, maybe Tom Jones' "What's New Pussy Cat?" The "whoa, whoa, whoa" part could be fun. I'll bet, though, that 3/4 of the people attending the game have never heard of Tom Jones! I'm showing my age, aren't I?
Don't forget, we have a second Nesmith Library Day on Saturday, August 25, 7:05 pm. Tickets are available at the front desk for $11 each (includes a hotdog, soda, and a bag of chips). If you have kids, this is a great way to expose them to pro baseball, and, it won't cost an arm and a leg! Before you go, introduce the kids to Charles R. Smith, Jr.'s Diamond Life: Baseball Sights, Sounds, and Swings [J 796.357 SMI].