Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Championship Evening for Reno NV...& Durham NC

It's truly remarkable - a blessing - that we got the game in yesterday. The rain stopped just in time for the big event, but it was sprinkling in the 7th and pouring in the 9th. 

The Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) of the Pacific Coast League beat the International League Pawtucket Red Sox 10-3 before a national TV audience on the NBC Sports Network. 

The Triple-A National Championship trophy presentation was a bit soggy, and I watched fireworks in the rain - a first! Still, I am glad we tackled this three-day event...tremendously proud of our staff...pleased with Bull City hospitality...and really, really glad it's over!

It was a late-summer game under the lights with meaning. Daytime storms had left the air cool and the freshly cut grass glistening - the DBAP crew and Bulls staff brought their "A" game. And two visiting teams were treated as if they were at home...

Thank you, Aaron Schoonmaker, for posting those kind words on Click here for his story and a slideshow by Will Bratton.

American Idol Scotty McCreery takes the ceremonial first pitch very seriously.

More on the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship...

BLACKJACK! ACES GO WILD - from the Durham Herald-Sun

...and here's a wonderful story from the News & Observer about champions in the stands.