Sunday, July 25, 2010

Take Me Out To the Ball Game

A bunch of us from our congregation headed down to Lansing this afternoon to watch the Lansing Lugnuts take on the Clinton Lumberkings.  It was a beautiful day, although it did get pretty hot sitting in the seats with the sun blazing down upon us.  The game itself wasn't all that exciting.  Clinton ended up beating Lansing 3-0, and the teams only combined for 10 hits in the game.  But, it was a good time nonetheless.  Minor league baseball games are always fun to attend - lots of entertainment in between innings, which helps when the game is a bit slow, as it was today.  Here are some pics:

Our group

The Lugnuts' Mascot - "Big Lug" ("Hey, down in front, dude! :)

Morgan and Marissa posing with "Big Lug"

Cinderella and company leading the "chicken dance"

The "Potter Park Zoo" had an exhibit in the mezzanine - Don't think I've ever seen an armadillo up close like this.

This little fella entertained us by pushing that red ball around - pretty neat to watch!

A milk snake the kids enjoyed touching - NOT ME!

Larry and Ben waiting in line to run the bases after the game

And there they go . . . 

Carolyn (the one looking up at us), who made all the arrangements for the day - thanks, Carolyn!


David said...

BTW Pastor did you know that Armidillos are used in leprosy research? They are carriers of the microbe that causes leprosy. Thought that might be of interest to everyone as leprosy is a topic of Biblical proportion.

Rev. Thomas C. Messer, SSP said...


In the words of Johnny Carson, "I did not know that." Interesting, indeed!

Jon E said...

Now, Pastor Messer, I would think Alma to be solidly in Loons territory.

As I sat through the double header at Dow Diamond last Friday, it occurred to me that it would be a great outing for the why-haven't-we-formed-it-yet Great Lakes Bay BJS chapter next season.

Of course, I can't promise any armidillos, leprous or clean.

Rev. Thomas C. Messer, SSP said...


Lugnuts or Loons? Is there a difference? :)

I'm all for the outing you mention, though. Once y'all establish that BJS Chapter, maybe some of us in the yet-to-be-formed Mid-Michigan BJS Chapter can join you for the event! :)