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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Chicago Bandits

E and I had tickets to see the Chicago Bandits take on the Australian National team on Saturday night. The Chicago Bandits are one of the teams in the National Pro Fastpitch softball league and they play their games in Lisle, IL. The star of the team is Olympic Gold Medal team member Jennie Finch.

Unfortunately, during the second inning, the game was stopped due to a report of inclement weather approaching and possible lightening. Below is a picture of the "storm" that I took on the way to the car. The game was finally cancelled and rescheduled for today as part of a doubleheader. We had to settle for outfield seats, though, instead of the behind-the-plate box seats we had on Saturday. The game was still a lot of fun, though. There was a homerun and a great catch by the rightfielder. We are still a little confused about the rules, though, so we were surprised that the Bandits' homerun in the bottom of the 7th was a game winner. We stayed for the first couple of innings of game 2 because Jennie Finch was pitching. However, we were melting in the 90 degree sunshine and decided to call it day. But not before stopping on Taylor Street in Chicago for some yummy Italian ice.

Jenny Finch warming up before game 2.


  • it sounds like you had fun :-)
    great picture of the storm!

    By Anonymous country girl's mom, at 9:39 PM  

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