17 September 2010

Twice is nice- RedHawks win back to back Northern League titles

It was a cool and slightly wet night in Fargo. But it didn't matter much to the home team. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks again won the Northern League title defeating the Kansas City T-Bones 3-0 in the a 3 game sweep. Pitcher TJ Stanton (he has no beard in that linkage) had a 1 hit shutout and struck out the first 8 batters he faced.
The game was sort of unbelievable considering the last time I was at Newman Field. The RedHawks were also facing the T-Bones about a month ago and they got rocked big time. Nothing was clicking for the RedHawks that night. Tonight, however, was a pitcher's duel. The T-Bone's offense was cold and the RedHawks were not much better. Thankfully a few errors and masterful placed hits put Fargo on the scoreboard. Later Eric Campbell hit a solo home run.
It was chilly but fun to be with friends and also see The Champ. This was the only RedHawks game he's been to all season. At least he chose a good one.
After the game and a whole bunch of champagne being poured out upon the players,  fans were invited down onto the field. I was a bit hesitant but went with my roommate and friend Cindy. My roommate gave the winning pitcher, TJ Stanton, a pen to sign autographs. Not to be outdone, Cindy goes up to TJ and gives him a retractable Sharpie pen. We were all excited about that brush with fame.
Oh, yeah, TJ you can keep the Sharpie. I'm sure Cindy won't mind.

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