Jr RBI Classic Update for Monday, July 14, 2014

Myra Blackwell writes from St Paul, MN…

Good morning all,

It’s a little chilly this morning, but a beautiful day for baseball. I am hoping to finally have access to a computer today so that I may forward some pictures from the camera. It also seems to take forever to type these emails from my phone and the auto correct setting always seems to sneak in a typo or two. But none the less…

We had an awesome day yesterday! We started the day with a game against Saskatoon, Canada. You should be very proud of your young men that played with great sportsmanship, making the game one to remember for both teams.

After lunch we made our way to Target field, home field for the Minnesota Twins, for the Futures game and the Celebrity Softball game. We all were excited for the opportunity to be in a major league stadium and felt like celebrities ourselves. While waiting in the tunnel for opening ceremonies we watched Adrien Peterson walk in, who high-fived players – They swore they would never wash that hand again. All 12 Jr RBI Classics teams entered into the stadium from left field. We paraded across the field and stood along the infield as they introduced each city in attendance and the spotlight was on us.

Both games were fun to watch and it was a treat to be in such a nice facility. We enjoyed ballpark food for dinner and it was back to the dorms for an early night. We were all exhausted and the kids had no objections when they were told it was time for lights out.

This morning they are dragging a little, but hopefully they will be alert and ready to play after the bus ride to the park. We have 2 games this morning and the home run derby this evening. I’m not sure which network the derby is on, but tune in. You may see us in the crowd!

Have a great day!


Monday pictures

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