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Sunday, May 1st, 2016

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Something Fishy This Way Comes
I go out for walks around my neighborhood quite regularly, sometimes multiple times each day. A couple of days ago, something new appeared just down the street from my house.

You Don't See Vehicles Like This Just AnywhereCollapse )

If it weren't for the fact that Fernley is the Gateway to Gerlach and thus to Burning Man, this would a more unusual sight than it actually is, I reckon.

Current Mood: amused
Let's Play Two
Having checked to confirm that there were plenty of seats still available, we went back into Reno on Saturday afternoon for the double-header between the Reno Aces and the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA Minor League Baseball) forced by Friday's game being rained out. We exchanged our tickets from the postponed game for comparable seats down the third base line in the shallow outfield, only four rows back from the field.

Keep Your Head in the Game or You Might Lose ItCollapse )

One advantage of the early start for Game 1 for Lisa and me (and travelswithkuma) personally was that we had plenty of room to spread out for most of Game 1. Albuquerque took the first game 2-1. Reno had the tying run on base with one out in the bottom of the seventh (minor league baseball double-headers are shortened from nine to seven innings) but bounced into a game-ending double-play.

Near end of the first game, the seats around us began to fill up. In fact, it got crowded enough that we moved over to the next section and up ten rows, where the view might not have been quite as good, but we had plenty of space around us.

On to the NightcapCollapse )

The second game was a back-and-forth affair, but Albuquerque exploded for 4 runs in the sixth inning to break it open and Reno was unable to respond, dropping the nightcap 8-4. Insamuch as Lisa is a New Mexico girl, she had been cheering for the Isotopes and we went home happy.

We did enjoy the games, and got a good deal for the price, what with getting two seven-inning games for the price of one. As it happens, had we gone to today's game, we would have almost as much baseball, as it was a twelve-inning game decided by a single run scored by Reno in the bottom of the 12th to win 1-0.

I hope we'll get a chance to go see some more games, because they are good value for money and it's a comfortable place to watch a baseball game.

Current Mood: happy

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