September Recap

Our last month of going to games for the 2016 season ended with a bang.

Not only did we get 10 more lineup cards, but we also got a couple of game-used hats and another ball for our baseball collection.

Kate and I started off the month with a New Britain Bees game, her first ever.

Bees - Kate (Sept 2, 2016)

Later that weekend, we went to the final Connecticut Tigers game of the season, against the Tri-City Valley Cats.  Sean got a Tigers hat from pitching coach Ace Adams and I got the Tri-City lineup card, which Kate is holding below.

CT Tigers 3 (Sept 5, 2016)

I saw the Orioles play the Red Sox at Fenway Park a week later, and was fortunate to get the Orioles bullpen lineup card.

Red Sox-Orioles (Sept 13, 2016)

Sean and I went to the final New Britain Bees game of the season in mid-September.  Sean’s goal was to try and get a hat from a New Britain player.  He had to ask a few players before Jon Dziomba was nice enough to hook Sean up with his hat.

Bees (Sept 18, 2016) (5)

In September, we were sent a Pensacola Blue Wahoos lineup card, our first lineup card from the Southern League and first lineup card via mail.

Blue Wahoos (Sept 16, 2016)

Saving the best for last, I went to the first day of the World Baseball Classic qualifier at MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY (home of the Brooklyn Cyclones) with the goal of getting a 2016 WBC qualifier baseball and lineup card.

I got a few baseballs and the Pakistan batting order card that day.

WBC 8

To get one of the dugout lineup cards, I had to contact Major League Baseball, which runs the WBC.  It took two-plus weeks, but it was well worth it as I was sent Brazil’s dugout lineup card, signed by manager Barry Larkin.

WBC Lineup card

September turned out to be a great ending to our 2016 season of going to baseball games!

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