Monday, May 15, 2006

OH, TO BE IN IOWA AND SOUTH DAKOTA TODAY

If I could have my choice of being at any Independent Baseball location today (Monday) it would be along Interstate 29 in the midwest.

Longtime rivals Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, IA cooked up a novel day-night doubleheader in the two cities that are 85 miles apart. American Association President Dan Moushon points out this is believed to be the first time two teams have played a doubleheader in two different states in the same day.

The fun was to begin at 11 a.m. at Sioux City's Lewis and Clark Park, with the nightcap eight hours later at Sioux Falls Stadium. As I29 heads north toward Sioux Falls it either goes through a tip of South Sioux City, NE or it would be only a Tiger Woods drive from the Cornhusker state. I hope someone took this into account so the bus drivers could veer into Nebraska. This would allow romanticizing the story more so everyone could claim it was a three-state trip to get the two games played.


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1 comment:

Paul said...

Bob,

That sounds like a lot of fun! Two games between the same teams in two venues on the same day.

My ultimate baseball experience occurred in July of 1999 when I saw four minor league games on the same day! That's right, four Eastern League games.

It was a sunny Wednesday, and the Norwich Navigators hosted the Binghamton Mets in a 12 noon twin-bill at Dodd Stadium. Both games were seven innings long, and it ended around 4:35.

Then I drove 50 minutes to New Haven and saw the 6 p.m. doubleheader between the Ravens and New Britain Rock Cats. The nightcap was a longer affair, and I didn't leave until close to midnight.

I saw four pro baseball games and all three Connecticut teams on the same day. I still have my scorebooks from that day.

Paul