There’s nothing like taking a couple hundred friends to a ball game. The buses were loaded and off we went to Hadlock Field.
Home to the Portland Seadogs, Hadlock is a super fun minor league stadium. Every seat is comfortable with a perfect view. Tonight we played Reading, the Phillies’ AA affiliate.
The entire Camp Skylemar was spread across the park. No matter who was there, it felt like “our place”. We saw ourselves on the jumbo-tron several times, and got to know all the ushers like old friends. Lots of patrons remarked about how well-mannered the Skylemar guys were.
It’s a family-oriented ball park, and the prices are amazingly reasonable. $30 was plenty to buy food, a souvenir and still have money left to contribute to the “World of Change” bottle back at camp. Hot dogs, burgers, fries – all the usual favorites. Best of all were the Sea Biscuits. It’s like a chipwhich but with homemade cookies and really good ice cream.
Some highlights to remember: Logan A caught a fly ball…one of the Sky II bunks lucked out by sitting next to a corporate skybox with plenty of extra food that needed to be eaten… there just happened to be a girls camp attending as well.
Our guys rocked the house singing, “Sweet Caroline”. The whole stadium was smiling, watching us sing every word, probably way too loud.
The Seadogs lost, 4-3, but we didn’t care. They’re still our favorite team in the state of Maine.