The family and I did make it to Peoria one last time for games on August 26 and 27. The season ticket holder meet and great was Saturday afternoon. We were able to get quite a few things signed.
We managed to get six more cards signed for our 2017 team set. Trosclair has by far the best penmanship of the bunch. Oxnevad would be the laziest. The Chiefs won the game 4-0 in about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Gotta love those quick games.
We returned on Sunday for the last kid's day at the ball park. Hard to beat $9 tickets for kids that get them a free hot dog, chips, and a drink. Sunday was also the final team autograph day. It was also team poster day.
The picture is bad, but my son got everyone on the roster except for some coaches. Cather Brian O'Keefe was called up to Palm Beach two days before, so it maybe hard to finish the poster.
My son forgot his team ball from Saturday, but we still got Saturday's starter and the hitting coach on team cards.
I took this picture of Carlson and my kids during the meet and great. The fight is on about who gets to hang the picture in their room. Guess I should have made 2. The Chiefs won this game on a walk off single in the 10th. The last 2 innings were played in a steady rain.
It was a fun minor league season for us. A lot of driving, but we saw some great games and got a ton of autographs. I will have to add up the total number of autographs, but here is our game totals:
Springfield Cardinals: 2 in Springfield, MO
Indianapolis Indians: 1 in Indianapolis, IN
Palm Beach Cardinals: 1 in Jupiter, FL
Memphis Redbirds: 1 in Nashville, TN
Peoria Chiefs: 5 in Peoria, IL