My buddy Dave came up from St. Louis for the weekend and we hit the Rays-Sox game last Friday night. Unbeknownst to a couple of Memphis expatriates, it was Elvis Night at U. S. Cellular Comiskey Park Field. We were treated to the Flying Elvises, which was cool, and numerous impersonators, who were not.
We caught the first five innings from the cheap seats in the upper deck before heading down to the Bullpen Bar for the latter part of the game. The Bullpen Bar is a great concept, but a shitty place to try and follow a game. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. (Although not completely, as I will add that we sat in the BB for several innings thinking the game was tied at 2 before walking up to the bar and finding that the Rays were actually ahead, 6-2.)
I'm pretty sure that this is my old friend Lance from Memphis, but I couldn't get close enough to ask him.
Anyway, this was my first time to see the Rays and they won. Ex-Tiger (and ex-Ranger, ex-A, ex-Yankee, and ex-Red Sock...) Carlos Peña hit a HR that I missed while commuting from the cheap seats to the bullpen.
The Twins are now the only team left that I have never seen play in person. I hope to remedy that next month in Minneapolis.