We went to DC this weekend to see our daughter over Easter. It was interesting following the Reds long distance. I checked in with one of my brothers for updates on Friday's game.
Wow, what a shocker, a 1-0 pitcher's duel and won by a Harrang ribbie! And unbelievable work by the pen to hold them off. Then to hear about Williams poor performance. Not counting the needless Womack trade and the horrible Reitsma trade, the Casey trade is showing we got little of value (and now of course, neither did the Pirates for the time being). And then on Sunday, we watched the scoreboard at a game we went to (more on that later) and watched the game go back and forth. We called my wife's family in Missouri and heard about Pujol's game. In my opinion, no shame in being beaten by Albert Pujols. He's going to win some ballgames against lots of teams. He is unbelievable. A nice split of our first road trip. BTW, the Washington Post gives excellent baseball coverage with a nice synopsis of each game and the box score right there. No looking all over for everything.
The game we attended was the O's and the Angels at Camden Yard. It's a very nice ballpark and a nice layout. Across from the Yard is a little restaurant area and food stands and you can take that stuff into the park. I picked up 4 tickets on eBay and we sat behind home plate on the first base side. A little cool but a nice spring day nonetheless.
The Angels won 9-3 and we saw the other great player in the game, Vladimer Guerrero, hit two dingers. We also saw a freak ball hit out of the park just missed by the Angels' CF'er. He fell to the ground and the runners didn't know if he'd caught it. The runner on base started to scamper back to first and the batter passed him as he did and that was that - a single and an RBI and a brief argument from Sam Perlazzo. Headed to the Harbor area for dinner and a nice day was had by all.