This evening I went to a Joliet Jackhammers game. First night game for me at this park. It was a good game. The 'Hammers', as they are called, are in the Northern Indepenent League. Which means they are not affiliated with a Major League club. Affiliated clubs play with an eye toward 'player development' Winning is not the most important thing. But the Hammers play to win. And maybe get noticed by a big league club and move up to the majors.
This guy hit a home run. There were two solo home runs hit by the Hammers.
This guy pitched a 3 hit shutout (that means the other team scored zero runs).
The mascot was obnoxious (that means the kids thought he was funny).
By the end of the game the lights were on.
And the final score was 2 to nothing. Home team wins.
We had a good time - 6 adults and 6 kids. And I didn't have to mortgage the house. Which made the game even better.