Last evening we were privileged to see the Southern Illinois Miners play the Grizzlies. This was a great and relaxing experience and we had some outstanding seats…courtesy of Aaron.
This was the next to the last game of the season. I heard the announcer state that the Miner’s Manager, Mike Pinto, was in his eleventh season, and so I believe that the Ballpark must have first opened about 2007.
The Miners are the winningest team in their league.
During the first years of the Team…we attended several of their home games. I was reminded, last night, how relaxing and enjoyable a Miner’s Game can be.
We met Jonathon’s former colleague, Liz, and what a delight she was! Jonathon spoke to me, almost daily, about how much of an interest that Liz took in him and what a pleasure she was to work with, when he began at SIU Key Control.
Liz took the above picture of the Brooks…and literally made our evening!
I was Wiener Wednesday…or Hot Dogs for $1. We took advantage of the offer!
All it takes is a night out at the Ballpark…to bring out the Kid in all of us.