Baseball in Indy

I know I know the baseball challenge is supposed to be major league teams. But I love the minors too so from time to time I will have a story about a minor league visit.

Last night I visited Victory Field in Indianapolis to watch the hometown Indians take on the Louisville Bats. The park was about 1/3 full and was cool and breezy. One of the distinct parts of the stadium is the Marriott Hotel which overlooks left field. It is reflective and bluish which is very unique. They also have an area called Captain Morgan’s cove which adds some character as well.

We sat in the second deck on the third base side. The seats were 11 dollars a piece and the line was short to get them, both bonuses in my book! The view of the field was perfect. There is a train track that runs outside the park on the first base side and some old factory stacks there too. I love the way the scenery of Indy was used so well in the design of the field.

One draw back was the amount of kids that would stand directly in front of us along the rail. It was distracting and even dangerous. A little girl of maybe 8 was hit on the shoulder with a pop foul and had to be taken to first aid. We moved away from the kids but they followed us to catch the elusive foul ball.

The game went 15 innings and was won by the home team 2-1. More offense would have been nice but Sterling Marte had a triple and there were some great plays in the field also.

I plan on coming back here many times and love the atmosphere! For affordable fun in a major city you can’t beat it.

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