Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Look out, it's the Lookouts!

Tuesday I drove across Tennessee (the Long Way) to see the Chattanooga Lookouts.
As this handy chart indicates, Chattanooga is now the Twins' AA Affiliate.

 That's quite the formidable lineup for a Double-A Squad.

The Lookouts play at AT&T Field in Chattanooga. They have what might be the most exclusive Hall of Fame ever:
Cal Ermer, the  Lookouts' first manager (coincidentally also a manager and scout for the MN Twins);
...  and Tommy LaSorda, who apparently attended several games according to his plaque (probably starting around the time Chattanooga became the Dodgers AA Affiliate?). Both inducted in 2010.

Louie, the Lookouts' mascot.

The view from my seat - $9 for this ticket...

Lookouts' Catcher Stuart Turner sending a baseball into orbit

The game actually started with "Boog Powell" trying to bunt for a base hit:

Super Prospect Byron Buxton hit a Grand Slam, singled and stole a base.
Here he is coming home to greet his teammates after the grand salami:
Sano didn't have much going on offensively, but he made several impressive defensive plays at third (none of which I captured on film). The Lookouts cruised to a 10 - 3 victory.

It was a gorgeous evening and a great game!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a great time. Minor League baseball is a great value.