Wow! These days are getting away from me! I lost an hour since I came back into the Eastern Time Zone! That kills me, I needed to get up early since I wanted to go to tour Louisville Slugger wooden bat plant and check out their museum. I needed to be in Lexington for a 7:05 pm game, which was no problem.
I made it to the tour of the factory, to the museum and to Lexington with no issues. Since I usually blog about the day before which was actually Day 95 and today is Day 96. I screwed up yesterday talking about the great experience I had at Bosse Field in Evansville. Today I wanted to do a couple of things after I got to Lexington. Of course I wanted to blog about the KC Super Fan Chris who has a fun story. I wanted to listen to an old radio broadcast of a regular season game between the Chicago Cubs and the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1957. I accomplished one of the two things before I went to tonight’s game!
I listened to the game and kept book of the game from 1957. I had a great time on the tour at Louisville Slugger with all the history, nostalgia and just coming from Bosse Field I was on this historical high. I “needed” to “geek the game” from 1957. It was so cool listening to the game being called by Vin Scully from 57 years ago (he only called the first three innings). I want to save some of the details for another blog post, but the broadcast was so crisp and clear, it felt like it was yesterday. I loved all the old commercials and I definitely will be doing it again. It was also a lot of fun because I didn’t know who was going to win. I was thoroughly entertained. I know it sounds goofy and people wonder what is the point but it is just like replaying an old movie. Keeping book helped me really stay focused on the game.
I have been thinking about doing the “old game thing” since I learned how to keep score and I have actually gotten my system down pretty good. I need to figure out the pitchers, but it is coming along. When I searched the web for old radio broadcasts I found a few sites that have them, but they only had a few games, I hope that the MLB has a lot of the old games archived somewhere. As far as the Louisville Slugger tour went, I highly recommend it for all baseball fans! I understand woodworking since I worked in that industry for quite awhile, so I knew what to expect. Even though, I still had fun watching the bats being made and going through the museum.
I am going to end it here, I am way late at getting this posted. I have been trying to stop and smell the roses more, since it has been suggested to me. I think I hit a few rough patches since I was lonely and was missing my daughter, but I have worked through that. I will be back in Wisconsin at the end of the month, so that will help me get recharged! I would rather be doing this any day of the week than actually having to go to work, so I am not complaining in the least bit!
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