Midwest 2 Comes To An End
August 25, 2008 - The last stop on our Midwest 2 baseball road trip was Cincinnati home of the Reds. I personally had been waiting for this stop the whole trip, because the Reds were taking on the St. Louis Cardinals, my personal favorite team. The way our MLB road trip had been going up to this point I was even more excited, since every stadium we had visited the home team lost.
Well, unfortunately for the Reds fans or fortunately for me the Cardinals did win 5-3. Rick Ankiel put the Cardinals on the board with a two-run homer into right field, close to where I was sitting. The Great American Ball Park is a nice stadium a sea of red seats you feel like a true Reds fan. It is a small park, but I liked the smaller feel, you were right next to the players. However, this does make watching the game a little more dangerous, but if you stay alert and pay attention it is a great feeling to be that close to the field.
This was the end to our Midwest 2 trip and it was a great experience and trip. I brought my brothers back to the stadium the next night for their first MLB game. They had a great time there were many great runs and we tried to sit everywhere in the stadium. Our favorite was on the third baseline towards the top of the stadium, because the sun was beginning to go down and there is a gorgeous view from up there. If you would like to see official stats from Friday night's game click here or Saturday's game click here.