Tonight the Indianapolis Indians hosted their last game at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. At the start of the game, they were still in the wildcard race, but it was a long shot. Though they did finally defeat Travis Wood and the Louisville Bats, the win by the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs sealed the deal before we finished our first post-game drink at the bar across the street from the ball park.
We may still have a month of major league baseball left to go, plus another six months of post-season play, but bidding farewell to your local AAA team on a balmy late summer night is a special kind of sadness. Till next year, oh boys of summer!