HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA .. we have many sports. One of our MAJOR SPORTS is the game we call .. BASEBALL ..
For my foreign readers .. I will not even attempt here to explain the game. 'Google' the word .. baseball .. and you will find more-than-you-will-ever-need-to-know about baseball !
OUR BASEBALL has a history spanning over one century in length. We have a SONG that we love to sing during the 7th inning of games.
'Clearing-my-throat' .. here I go!'
"Take me out to the ball game .. Take me out with the crowd .. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack .. I don't care if I never get back! .. Let me root-root-root for the home team .. If they don't win its a shame .. For it's one .. two .. three .. strikes you're out .. At the old ball game !"
Here in Anchorage Alaska in the United States of America we have a baseball team named the 'Glacier Pilots'! Thanks to our friend 'Skip' .. last night we went out to our local baseball park .. Mulcahy Stadium .. and watched our 'Glacier Pilots' play a full .. nine inning .. baseball game.
The below photo shows what real Glacier Pilots actually fly .. they fly bush planes. BUT when flying to glaciers the bush planes have skis NOT floats .. but you get-the-idea!
"Yes 'Zilla?" .. "Yes my friend .. you can 'Google' .. www.glacierpilots.com .. and learn much more about our team !" ..
First .. to get into the baseball park .. you must have a ticket !
THANK YOU SO MUCH 'SKIP' !
So here-we-go with some photos of a 'Glacier Pilots' baseball game.
First a photo or two of Mulcahy Stadium with no players upon the playing field.
All of our sporting events begin with our National Anthem! All of the players below are standing-at-attention before the game begins. The fans are singing the National Anthem.
And .. 'away-we-go' with some photos of the game Patti and I attended.
Now .. if-you-will .. carefully 'study' the extreme left-edge of the above photo (NOT the Ben Boeke Arena you see on the right).
In the extreme left distance .. as you look-past the light pole and the batter .. you will see a brown building. Do you all see it?
Below is a photo of the above brown building that you see in the far distance on the left edge of the above photo.
Do any of you recognize the below building? The below building is the Sullivan Arena where our Alaska Aces Ice Hockey Team plays its games.
So the Sullivan Arena and the Mulcahy Stadium are next-door-neighbors!
Notice if-you-will .. the beautiful scenery Mulcahy Stadium enjoys !
Now for some more baseball action photos.
In baseball .. as-in-life .. you have right-handed batters (above) and left-handed batters (below) ..
Two photos of 'our' Patti .. enjoying the game. Note that Patti is wearing a light jacket. Yes! It's cooler here than where many of you are located!
Our host 'Skip' is on Patti's right below.
Below are some photos of Mulcahy Stadium's non-playing areas. Oh yes .. Anchorage Glacier Pilot's fans love their souvenirs!
The below photos show 'memories' of famous Anchorage Glacier Pilot players.
There are some very famous players shown on the list below!
AND WE WON THE BASEBALL GAME !
Well Tiger Tom 48067 .. did you actually get all the way down here to the end? This post was kind-of-for-you my friend !