I get it if you need to take every dry opportunity to hit your place at the lake. If that isn’t you, think about hitting the stadium, because baseball that is both entertaining and deserves your support will be all over Butler Park this weekend.
Four games for the senior Trail Orioles, who have improved the level of competition they face significantly by joining the Pacific International League and have won four out their last six games in that fairly difficult company, begin at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday.
If you like baseball, or just like to support local efforts in a nice location on what are supposed to be perfect baseball days, weather wise, you should make every effort to get out to one or all of these games
Not many better places to spend an afternoon than at a ball park, and Butler is a nice one. The experience might just inspire you to make supporting the Western Canadian Championship tournament there in late August a priority. It will make a nice lead-in to the Grand Forks Intenational tournament, at which many of the PIL teams will be competing, as well as giving local baseball fans a chance to cheer on a very solid local team.
Lest we forget – Trail has always been as much of a ball town as it is a hockey one. That’s why the Orioles, who have one of their strongest lineups in recent memory, exist.
If we assume the people that play hockey at the highest level understand what it is they do for a living, Daniel Sedin received some much-needed affirmation Wednesday when he won the Ted Lindsay award.
That’s the MVP as voted on by NHL players, not the writers who give out the Hart Trophy. Both Daniel and Corey Perry, who won the Hart, are very good players, but their peers regard Daniel as more valuable to a team than Perry, and after the fade-out by the Sedins and others against the Boston Bruins in the cup finals is probably a very welcome affirmation for the Canucks’ top regular season scorer.
Lets hope his losing out on the Hart in the, “experts,” poll doesn’t lead to any more downtown damage in Lotusland.