Thursday, April 29, 2010

Zephyr Stadium

Zephyr Stadium

So we are on our way back from the Play-Offs in Oklahoma when we are about to pass through one of our favorite cities again, New Orleans. Now we took our grand daughter here about a month ago, we wrote a blog about it and everything. Anyway we found a bunch of restaurants that we really love so we figured we would eat at one on the way through. However when we got to Metairie which is just north of New Orleans we were talking to a gas station clerk when she asked if we were in town for “The Game.”

Now if you know anything about me I like sports… and my wife enjoys spur of the moment rabbit trails. So when we heard that there was going to be a game in town, we had to ask what they were talking about. Apparently Metairie is home to the New Orleans Zephyrs, a Triple-A baseball team that was playing on their home field that night. Since it’s a small town and the stadium houses over 10,000 fans; we had the opportunity to buy tickets.

However, before we went to the game we stopped and ate at Chad’s Bistro, a fantastic gourmet restaurant that we absolutely loved the first time we had come here. They serve an amazing lobster, some of the best steak that has ever touched my lips and some incredible wines. We are going to make it a point to eat here every time we pass through.

Despite the fact that I mentioned it was a small town, the stadium was jam packed with screaming fans. The game was as energetic as any MLB game I have been to, and the Zephyrs won with a score of 3-1. We talked to a fan that was next to us the entire time, he kept mentioning how great it was that the Zephyrs could come back and dominate the league despite their league issues they had in late 1900s. Apparently they had trouble transferring leagues, and completely disappeared off the radar for nearly a year before re-entering and taking a league championship in 1998.

We had a really fun time, and were about to head back on the road to home in the morning. Now I am not a huge fan of Triple-A baseball, but it doesn’t really matter, as long as I get to see a game I am happy!

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