Reds-White Sox, June 19 photos

I was looking for tickets to Saturday’s game against the White Sox, but wasn’t really willing to pay the scalpers’ prices on them. So I decided to forgo the series. I’ve already seen the ChiSox a couple of times (once at Old Comiskey in 1989, again at New Comiskey in 1992). But as I was leaving work a couple of mornings ago, a co-worker asked if I wanted tickets to Friday’s game. I asked the question, of course, “How much?” His answer: “Free.” My answer: “Of course.”

My son had a baseball game tonight, so I knew I wouldn’t make it to the whole Reds game. As it turned out, I ended up umping the little leaguers because the high school kid they hired didn’t show up. I’m a terrible ump, and the little league game took about two hours to play. TWO HOURS FOR FIVE INNINGS. I was exhausted, but I knew we could still catch a few innings of the Reds game, so I dropped off my son, picked up my wife, and we were on our way…

We got to the game during the top of the seventh inning, just in time to see Jim Thome bat!

He ended up popping out I think. But hey, it was pure luck that we saw him at all…he was pinch hitting, and it turned out to be his only plate appearance of the night.

We also saw Jermaine Dye ground out…

…and Paul Konerko hit a long shot…

And some other stuff. I’m not sure. I was exhausted, still sweating from my umpire duties, but kept clicking away. Here’s a few of the other shots I took during the game…

Oh, and there was some dude standing down the first base line…I think there is some other blogger that thinks this guy should be a Hall of Famer or something…

One last thing. For those who are interested…THE REDS WON! Eat it, Steve. 🙂

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About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on June 20, 2009, in baseball, photoset and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It certainly wasn’t easy for either team tonight. The game had a few thrills for each side though. 🙂

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