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July 26 & 27, 2008
Game 1: Helena Brewers 14; Missoula Osprey 4
Game 2: Helena Brewers 10; Missoula Osprey 7
Game 2 lasted 14 innings was the last game of the first half of the season.
Poor. At the one game I went to, they played some kind of 'noise/music' between every pitch. It really put a damper on an otherwise wonderful day at the ballpark.
Very good. 930 AM. He called the game well and added some color commentary, when needed.
Called the starting line up twice, e.g., repeated the name. Music was shut off when announcing the visiting teams' starters (how sweet that was!); yet they turned it back on when announcing the Ospreys' starting line up. I just don't get it. The announcer was very alert. He recognized what was going on in the stands as well as on the field and made appropriate comments. Nicely done.
As I walked up this path I knew I was going to be seeing a nice view of the mountains. If you didn't already, take a look at the photo on the top of the page for a majestic view.
There's a grassy berm out in left field where folks can bring blankets and sit for the game. Lots of kids ended up burning off steam in this area during the game.
If memory serves me correctly, a player got awarded with a home run if he hit the second level of billboards (maybe it was the third).You can see the billboards kind of taper off as they get closer to center field.
It's not a bad view from the first base side, either.
And then, I discovered the osprey (the real one - not the players.) There was a nest out in center field. Throughout the game you saw one, two, three, even four ospreys soaring through the air. I didn't know which osprey I wanted to watch more: the ones on the field or the ones in the air.
The building in the background is Saint Patrick's Hospital, helijet port and all.
And, of course, more mountains.
There must have been a bike trail around the back of the ballpark. I saw several folks riding their bikes in that area. Some of them (shown here) stopped for a few to watch the game.
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