Thursday March 21st 2019
It was a bright sunny day with a strong wind out of the north. The temperature was a little below normal for this time of year. It only barely got above seventy degrees.
Today’s Spring Training game was between the Orioles and the Pirates in Bradenton FL. The game was held at LEMCO field. Built in 1923, it is the oldest active spring training game venue. It was last updated before the 2013 season. Provided you are in the real seats, it is good place to watch a game. If you get one of the bleacher style seats, I’m not sure you would make it through the game. I had a comfortable seat behind the Pirates dugout. The only problem was the weather. I was in the shade and the north wind was blowing right at me. At times it was more than chilly.
The game had a fair share of home runs. Most of the early runs were from the long ball. In the middle innings there were more base runners and some scoring. The ninth inning began with a tie. The Orioles scored two runs in the top half of the inning to go ahead. In the bottom of the ninth the Pirates filled the bases. The next batter continued the day’s theme with a home run. The game ended with a walk off grand slam.