Wednesday, July 04, 2007

We spent last night with the patriotic combination of baseball and fireworks, courtesy of the Worcester Tornadoes. The Tornadoes faced the Nashua Pride at Fitton Field. Worcester's offense provided some very impressive fireworks of their own, as they hit 4 home runs. Unfortunately, former Sox pitcher Rich "El Guapo" Garces did not appear for Nashua last night. Worcester won the game 7-2.

The game was followed pretty much immediately by a fireworks display that we all enjoyed. Catching fireworks at the ballpark was much easier than finding some town fireworks somewhere, dragging chairs and stuff along with us, and finding some way to pass the time until the show starts.

Interesting, yet useless, fact of the day. The two managers in last night's game, Butch Hobson for Nashua and Rich Gedman for Worcester, played in the two most important games in Pawtucket Red Sox history. Gedman played in the 33-inning Longest Game, and Hobson made the last out for Columbus in the legendary Mark Fidrych - Dave Righetti matchup, which drew over 9,000 fans to McCoy Stadium. The ballpark seated about 7,000 at the time.

As I said, interesting, but not particularly useful.


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