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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Royalty goes to Pawtucket, Rhode Island for minor league baseball after Boston Bombing!

View from McCoy Stadium
After the King & I and our pals Vincent Ascanio and Phil Butleman had dinner we drove back to McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox who are also known as the PawSox.

We wound up parking on the street for free a few blocks away. We walked over to the box office area so we could get tickets. As we were trying to find out the ticket prices, a lady said she had five extra tickets that she was giving away. We told her we needed four. She said here you go. She said make sure you don't sell them. We told her we definitely won't. We thanked her very much. Apparently tickets cost $8 because she told us she just saved us $32. We were very grateful especially after the horrific afternoon we endured in the Boston area.

We lucked out in more ways than one on that day. We count our blessings that we continue to find good people that exist in this crazy world.

We all proceeded to go inside and we enjoyed the game. We saw the PawSox, the Red Sox Triple A affiliate in the International League play the Lehigh Valley IronPigs who are the Philadelphia Phillies farm team.

As for the game we saw, the IronPigs scored first as Josh Fields, their first baseman hit a solo homer to make it a 1-0 game in the second inning. In the third inning, the PawSox responded with three runs to take a 3-1 lead after three innings. It stayed that way until the top of the eighth inning when the IronPigs batted around as they scored five runs to take a 6-3 lead. In the ninth inning, Josh Fields hit another home run, this time a two run blast that make it a 8-3 game. That's the way it ended as the announced crowd of 5,299 went home unhappy. Since it was a family oriented crowd I'm sure they enjoyed the festivities regardless of the outcome of the game itself.

Stay tuned as I continue to play catch up as I will do the rest of my w/o 4/15 in review. Please bear with me.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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