On our way home from a family camping trip in Freeport, ME, we stopped in Portland to take in a Sea Dogs baseball game. The Sea Dogs are the Double A affiliate of the Red Sox who play in the Eastern League. This was our first game at Portland’s Hadlock Field, and we’ve now been to see games of all of the Red Sox organization teams in New England, having seen many games of the Lowell Spinners, Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Boston Red Sox themselves.
The opponent of the day was the Harrisburg Senators (affiliated with the Washington Nationals), and the theme of the day was offense. There were lots of hits, walks, wild pitches, defensive miscues, and most of all, runs. Reluctantly, we had to leave after 9 innings with the score tied 12-12. We listened to the end of the game (a loss for Portland) on the radio as we drove home to Boston.
Hadlock Field is a charming place to watch baseball. Slugger the Sea Dog is a fun mascot, the between innings games are amusing, the Sea Dog Biscuit (ice cream cookie sandwich) is tasty, and the lighthouse that pops up behind the centerfield fence is really cool. I hope to catch another game their one day soon, but hopefully next time a pitchers’ duel.