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maurice
04-25-2006, 05:18 PM
Beginning May 12th, the Charlotte Knights will play a 4-game set in Louisville (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/index.jsp?sid=t416), followed by a 4-game set in Indianapolis (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/index.jsp?sid=t484). Indy is about a 3-hour drive from Chicago, and Louisville is about 2 hours past Indy. Both cities have great, newer parks near their downtown areas. I highly recommend them both.

For non-baseball-related activities, the set in Louisville includes fireworks, a contortionist, a guy who juggles chainsaws, free band-aids (in case you get hit with a chainsaw), free hats, discounted admission for military personnel, and discounted admission for teachers. The set in Indy includes fireworks, an appearance by Jim Palmer, and a night devoted to Knights manager and former Indy Indian Razor Shines.

He gone
04-26-2006, 06:58 PM
I'm going to try to be in Indy on the 18th, if I don't have a Little League game :o:

Victory Field in Indianapolis is a really nice field and it takes me less than 2 hours to get to :D: I'd like to go to Louisville some day, I've driven by it on I65 numerous times and it looks like a nice park. I'd really like to see that chain-saw juggler :redneck

maurice
05-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Another plug for the Knights: They have won 8 games in a row (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060502&content_id=66750&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) and are the first minor league team to win 20 games (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060503&content_id=66870&vkey=pr_milb&fext=.jsp) this year.
:gulp:

He gone
05-03-2006, 06:54 PM
May 18th section 117. I'll be the ugly guy with the Barrons hat on :redneck

woodsdavid
05-04-2006, 11:26 AM
and they're in indy again in august: 17th and 18th

Randar68
05-04-2006, 11:34 AM
May 18th section 117. I'll be the ugly guy with the Barrons hat on :redneck

You'll be particularly easy to spot if you have a "Barrons" hat on since it's actually the Barons playing... :tongue:

He gone
05-04-2006, 05:01 PM
Barrons, Barons. I'll be the Ugly guy with a black hat and a "B" on it :tongue:

maurice
05-04-2006, 05:11 PM
But it's a really attractive "B."
:cool:

maurice
05-05-2006, 04:26 PM
A short interview (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060428&content_id=64834&vkey=news_t494&fext=.jsp&sid=t494) with 1B Casey Rogowski. He's hitting .337 with 8 2B, 2 HR & 9 SB.
The Charlotte PR staff is accepting questions for future Q&As with Knights players.

The Knights go for their 10th win in a row tonight.

maurice
05-12-2006, 02:07 PM
The day has arrived. The series in Louisville starts tonight. We planned to hit a game in Louisville and a game in Indy, but now we're just shooting for the Tuesday game. Even that's a bit up in the air. If we go, I'll just buy tix at the gate.

maurice
05-12-2006, 05:40 PM
Charlie Haeger article (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060511&content_id=69946&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp)
Knights' bullpen article (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060511&content_id=70011&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp)

maurice
05-17-2006, 06:10 PM
I'm going to make one last plug for Indy as an underrated tourist spot.

They've done a lot of work in recent years on the area adjacent to Victory Field. The Field itself is 10 years old, but much of the surrounding area is much newer.

Across from the stadium is an excellent state park that includes a zoo and botanical garden. The zoo has an unusually large number of trained animals, including dolphins. The dolphin house has a new underwater viewing area composed entirely of glass that allows you to stand under the Dolphin tank and look up at the show.

The White River runs through the state park and a small canal runs towards downtown Indy. The canal walk is a popular spot for joggers and is the main route through a campus of new and expanded museums, including an IMAX theater. The canal also runs near the center of state government, including the state capitol building and the Military Park.

Indy has an unusual fascination with war memorials, second only to DC. Probably its most famous locale is the traffic circle on Meridian in downtown Indy that contains a huge monument to soldiers and sailors:
http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/kade/images/moument1.jpg
Other war-related monuments stretch north from this site along Hwy 31/Meridian, including the aptly named War Memorial:
http://www.in.gov/iwm/images/iwm_exterior_arial.jpg
The Vietnam Memorial, containing letters home from American servicemen, is extremely moving:
http://www.in.gov/iwm/images/alm/vwm_b.jpg

If you're not interested in museums and memorials, but would rather shop and eat, Indy's got you covered there too. The downtown / convention center / near south side area is filled with good hotels and restaurants, many of them located near Circle Center Mall (http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=163). Another neighborhood known for its restaurants and shopping is Broad Ripple (http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=163), but I haven't stopped there yet. Maybe we'll stop on the way to Cincinnati in June or when the Knights return to Indy in August.