Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds, Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, Maryland - July 31, 2007

The New York-Penn League game in Aberdeen, for my 27th minor league park.

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View from our seats before the game. [Larger: 1744x1308]

With Cal Ripken as the owner, there are a lot of Ripken-related themes. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Kevin Carkeek of the ValleyCats. [Crop/Zoom: 473x1183]

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Carkeek and Anthony Bello, the ValleyCats starter. [Crop/Zoom: 1234x1602]

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Lineup exchange, with one of the mascots, Ripcord, in the background. [Crop/Zoom: 1778x1453]

National anthem. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Aberdeen's Jedidiah Stephen. [Crop/Zoom: 666x1420]

Tyler Henson and Franklin Gonzalez. [Crop/Zoom: 2131x927]

Joe Nowicki. [Crop/Zoom: 460x1077]

Matt Angle. [Crop/Zoom: 430x790]

Starting pitcher Zach Jevne. [Crop/Zoom: 917x1663]

Matthew Cusick leads off. [Crop/Zoom: 1894x1136]

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An extra mascot named Blooper visited the stadium. [Crop/Zoom: 1534x1690]

Blooper gets slammed by a fake ValleyCats player. [Crop/Zoom: 800x880]

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Angle. [Crop/Zoom: 2081x1253]

Cats starter Anthony Bello. [Crop/Zoom: 683x1363]

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Henson. [Crop/Zoom: 1617x1290]

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Wally Crancer. [Crop/Zoom: 1014x1157]

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Anthony Martinez. [Crop/Zoom: 1975x1360]

Joe Mahoney. [Crop/Zoom: 1170x1316]

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Blooper and Sponge Bob. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Stephen. [Crop/Zoom: 644x1266]

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Nowicki. [Crop/Zoom: 1014x1253]

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Gonzalez. [Crop/Zoom: 1998x1203]

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Jordan Wolf. [Crop/Zoom: 1824x1227]

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Ripcord. [Crop/Zoom: 1124x2039]

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Tons of kids in a base race. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The kids with Ripcord and the other mascot, Ferrous. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Nowicki home run to make it 2-0 Aberdeen. [Larger: 1744x1308]

But Bello has been very good - he struck out 9 in his 5 innings. [Crop/Zoom: 587x1456]

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Brushing the bases. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Victor Garate on in relief for Tri-City.

Members of the church group in front of us, who where the targets of the people behind us. The hat was the main target. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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More of the church group. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Kyle Touchatt on in relief. [Crop/Zoom: 897x1210]

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With Aberdeen up by 1 in the 9th, the ValleyCats got a runner on 3rd with one out. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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But they couldn't bring him home. 2-1 final. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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