Wednesday, June 17, 2009


We drove out to see the Tennessee Smokies play the Carolina Mudcats, but Ma Nature had other ideas.

By about 20 minutes after the scheduled start time, the tarp was still on the field, and you could have floated a bass boat in the lake behind second base. Basically we went out, had hot dogs (well, I had the especial de la maison of Smokies Ballpark: BBQ Nachos) in an open-air restaurant with a hefty cover charge, got rained on, and then drove home, all without getting to see any baseball.

On the upside, I did pick up some tchotchkes: Stuffed dolls of the Smokies' mascots, Slugger and Diamond.


Turk Turon said...

A shiksa who can spell tchotchkes!?

Oy vey!

wv: castral

Bob said...

My girlfriend and I have been trying to see our local AAA Charlotte Knights since the season began, but Ma Nature hasn't been cooperating on Saturdays for us, rain nearly every weekend. We're seriously thinking of trying to see a Hickory Crawdads game instead, just to throw her off.