June 30, 2017. Peninsula Oilers vs the Chugiak Chinooks and Nancy Egbert Night. The day started out iffy with rain and a lot of wind. By game time, it was overcast and perfect for baseball. Mum was greeted with flowers and hugs and more. I am putting all the photos in one post. It is a tad much, but I didn't publish all the ones I took! Enjoy an evening of baseball on the Kenai!
Meeting with Oilers personnel to prepare for the opening pitch before Lee sang the anthem.
Catcher, Mikey Hoehner, was mum's escort out to the mound and back.
And there she goes!!!!!!!
The team put all their names on the ball for her. A generous gesture and it was one of the many huge hits of the evening.
This is an overview of the one set of stands mum was sitting in. I was told there were more people at this game than there had been in quite a while. The beer garden and concessions were bustling! (only general admission was free~)
From the looks of this line up, you might think it was chilly-Nope, it was rather nice out! We did get some sprinkles, but nothing serious.
Mum (and Connie's mom!) and Scoop, the Oilers mascot.
Not all the visitors were watching the game!
There were lots of things for kids to do. A bounce house and assorted games between innings. Here, they were supposed to tag Scoop.
More people visiting mum~
The lovely lady in the purple jacket got us all started on 'Take me out to the Ball Game'...I think Megan was eating crackerjacks (or sunflower seeds) in this shot!
In spite of the dry weather, sliding made for some spectacular dirty uniforms!
And in a very intense last inning, the Peninsula Oilers won!!!! Mum must have been their good luck charm!
Mum and Jaleen-
When we got home, mum pulled out a baseball from an Oilers pitcher back in the 80's. She was pretty thrilled and put them both carefully away in a cabinet. A perfect end to a perfect evening.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped put this on. You made this bigger and better and more beautiful than anything imagined. Bless you each and every one for the different ways you were part of this game for mum. It was a truly once in a life time experience.
Kazul has decided to retire to the Mountains of Morning and so Kris is taking over for the King of Dragons. We'll miss the work Kazul has done, but she does have several grandchildren now and needs to spend time with them. We have replaced the family photo with just Moses, but as he is a major part of the family, it should suffice!