Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beavers 4, Wildcats 3

Both the Oregon Beavers and Tucson’s home team -- the Arizona Wildcats -- are in the PAC 12 and last weekend the two college teams played a three-game baseball series.  We attended the second game, where 3500 people watched the Beavs beat last year’s national college baseball champions.  The Beavs have a good baseball tradition, too, and were the national champs in both 2006 and 2007.  The Beavers-Wildcats matchup was first conference games for both teams this season, and the Beavs swept the series.  
We got to the game a "little" early and had good seats that looked down the first base line.
The Beavers warming up before the game.  You could see both palm trees and mountains from the ball field, which used to be the home of a Tucson minor league team - the Tucson Toros - and was the former spring training site of the Cleveland Indians before the Indians moved to Goodyear, AZ near Phoenix. 
Jim with a few more attendees in the photo.  The guy sitting next to Jim was very knowledgeable about the game and was explaining it to his young son and his son's friend.  Next to me was a woman who turned out to be a Michigan Wolverines' fan, which is bad for an Ohio State Buckeye like me.  But she was great.
The field under the lights.  

1 comment:

  1. A day at the ballpark, can it get any better. Well yeah, the Wolverine could have sat elsewhere!

    As a Buckeye, it is probably hard for you to think of baseball as a college sport. Ohio State, of course, excels in the "real" and "manly" intercollegiate competitions, you know, football, basketball, synchronized swimming.