Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Portland Sea Dogs are in town this week. Pictured here is the mascot Slugger 'hawking' tickets in front of Hadlock Field on Park Avenue. This summer I plan to take in a few games and watch Ryan Kalish, Lars Anderson, Jose Iglesias, Casey Kelly and Felix Doubront, future stars of Fenway. They are a far cry from the so called stars that passed for the Maine Guides, the AAA team that played their home games in the mosquito-infested Old Orchard field, the BallPark. Dad had season tickets to the Guides from 1984-87 and claimed to be the first fan to pass through the turnstiles that April '84 afternoon. He had great seats right behind the home team's dugout. I met him there often on Sunday afternoons and enjoyed the game with him. Those were fun times for me. Play Ball!