Sat, 11/8 - Travel to Phoenix - Mesa Game
Sun, 11/9 - Visit w/Radhi and Jim
Mon, 11/10 - Peoria Game
Tues, 11/11 - Surprise-Phoenix Games
Wed, 11/12 - Mesa - Scottsdale Games
Thurs, 11/13 - Phoenix - Peoria Games
Fri, 11/14 - Phoenix - Scottsdale Games
Sat, 11/15 - Surprise - Mesa Games
Sun, 11/16 - Travel Home / Trip Summary
Saturday took me back to Surprise in the afternoon and then back to Hohokam Park in the evening. I also met up with old friend and fellow baseball roadtripper, Sean.
As mentioned on a previous page, Surprise Stadium hosts both the KC Royals and the Texas Rangers winter ball. To the right are the Royals administration offices located beyond the left field foul line. The Rangers have a similar office building located beyond the right field foul line.
Surprise Stadium had nice, wide, clearly marked, clean concourses.
The Rafters won this one 10 - 8 with runs scattered through 4 of the 8 innings played. The Javelinas had 2 runs in the 2nd and rallied back but not enough in the 9th.
This is Brent Brewer of the Brewers organization. Strange coincidence.
This is Brian Matusz, 4th overall pick this season. This AFL season was his first professional season. He's from Grand Junction, CO. He's with the BAL organization. This game he pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits having 5 strikeouts and no walks.
Last day of trip; second to last game of season for me.
The players of the AFL wore their MLB team's uniform while their cap and helmet had their AFL team's logo.
After saying goodbye to Sean, I headed back to the hotel and packed. I was wishing I could stay another week.
But, alas, the vacation was over.
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