I was fortunate enough to make my first trip to Chattanooga yesterday, to see the Lookouts play against the Birmingham Barons.
It was a blazing hot afternoon, and the one bad thing about BellSouth Park is that there is very little shade. So we roasted all afternoon, until the sun went behind a cloud to stay during the eighth inning.
The park was nice, if not the best minor league ballpark I’ve been to, and the game was a lot of fun.
The Lookouts put on a nice offensive display, with Kevin Howard’s grand slam capping a seven-run fifth inning. Jeffrey Bruksch started on the mound and had a pretty good game, though I wasn’t very impressed with either his fastball or his command.
Our old buddy Ben Weber got the win, but it was a win nonetheless:
For what it’s worth, I also attended the Braves-Pirates game at Turner Field on Saturday night. It was my first chance to visit Turner Field, and I was impressed. Nice facility.
Best of all, the Braves also enjoyed a seven run inning…that’s two in two days.
Nice weekend baseball road trip.