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Day 123 “Thunder and Rain”

Great WPA Stadium!
Great WPA Stadium!

I got about ten hours of sleep last night!  I was super relaxed this morning as I listened to the thunder and the rain. There is something about that I enjoy. However, since rain was in the forecast all day in the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo area, I decided to drive seven hours to Quincy, Illinois to catch a game between the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems of the college Prospect League.  I have to say that I am very pleased with the stadium which was completed in 1939 and was built with WPA funding, just like Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

I was excited to catch-up on my writing along with completing some information I was working on for G.G. of the Alexandra Blue Anchors. Even with a long drive ahead of me, I finally feel refreshed, hopefully tonight I sleep as well as I did last night. I have a three hour drive to St. Joseph, Missouri tonight or tomorrow, so I hope that doesn’t screw me up.

This guy rubbed his wife's arm and back the entire game!  Class Act!
This guy rubbed his wife’s arm and back the entire game! Class Act!

I really enjoyed the Midwest League All Star game last night. The West dominated the East. Even though, East team’s Kyle Farmer had a good game at catcher and had two walks. It is gorgeous right now in Quincy, in the upper 80’s and humid, just the way I like it! The drive over here was a little unnerving when I passed the Chicago area. A very bad storm in the area and it was hard to see. But! I made it.

I will be at another summer college league game tomorrow in MINK League. I did a blog about the summer college baseball and all the leagues a few weeks back, click here to read about them.  These leagues are all over the U.S. and are a great way for college players to gain more experience. The fan experience is also a lot of fun.  And, this is a wrap for now.

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