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maurice
07-06-2005, 01:47 PM
The Charlotte Knights open a 2-game series in Indy tomorrow, before heading south for a 2-game weekend series in Louisville:

7/7, 7:15 p.m. - Charlotte @ Indy - Xmas in July
7/8, 7:15 p.m. - Charlotte @ Indy - Fireworks Night
7/9, 6:15 p.m. - Charlotte @ Louisville - Spider-man Appearance
7/10, 6:15 p.m. - Charlotte @ Louisville - Kids Run Bases

All times are local. The Sunday game in Louisville is set to feature rehab work for Orlando Hernandez and Damaso Marte. The Knights' lineup currently features Brian Anderson, Ross Gload, Jaime Burke, Joe Borchard, and Greg Norton. Though the Knights have been terrible for most of the season, they're on a tear right now, heading into the All Star break.

ondafarm
07-07-2005, 10:12 AM
Indy actually has a nice ballpark, although few people seem to bother to go. The place is right downtown.

He gone
07-07-2005, 11:23 AM
I'll be there friday. Section 118 row C.

I'll be the guy with the Big Joe Fan Club sign :D:

He gone
07-07-2005, 11:37 AM
Can anyone tell me who is scheduled to start friday?

Also Munoz was named IL Pitcher of the week :bandance:

maurice
07-07-2005, 07:20 PM
Well, Adkins is pitching today, and Hernandez is scheduled to make a rehab start on Sunday. Munoz started last Saturday (after Adkins' turn), and McCarthy started for the Sox last Friday.

I'm guessing the rotation will be:
7/7 - Adkins
7/8 - Munoz
7/9 - McCarthy
7/10 - Hernandez

He gone
07-07-2005, 11:35 PM
thanks, I wouldn't mind seeing Munoz or McCarthy

maurice
07-11-2005, 05:05 PM
It's about a 5-hour drive from Chicago (or less, depending on who's driving). Slugger Field is just off I-65 near downtown, the river, and the waterfront park. They split the difference between the retro parks and the Cell by retro-fitting an old building but filling it out with a wrap-around concourse and picnic tables in RF. Most of the 1st level between the foul poles is not for sale on game-day (but oddly the seats remain about 40% empty, even on a weekend . . . plus, it's a late-arriving crowd). The UD is very close to the field, but the RF bleachers are very far (and empty). Lawn seats in LF are cheap. The two rows of regular seats behind the lawn are $7 and highly recommended. You can even mix and match, getting regular seats for the adults and lawn for the kids. The BBQ stand on the concouse behind the lawn seats grills pork chops and corn, smokes turkey legs, and also serves baked potatoes and pulled pork. Very nice.

There's a museum district on the opposite side of downtown that includes the Louisville Slugger Museum (a must for baseball fans), a weapons museum (!), an art museum, a science museum, a glass blowing gallery, and a science museum with an IMAX theater. Churchhill Downs and the Zoo are a short ride away. Bardstown road has tons of restaurants.

Irrelevant Louisville factoids: lots of porn stores, strip clubs, empty nightclubs, and strange looking people. OTOH, most folks were in pretty good shape. Lots of mountain bikers. Extremely wide range of accents, resulting in a great many ways of pronouncing the city's name.