On July 3rd, I made what would be my last trip to Regions Park. The Birmingham Barons would be moving into a brand new, downtown ballpark called “Regions Field” for the 2013 season after spending 25 seasons at this old ballpark. My grandparents would be taking me, and we got to the ballpark around 30-45 minutes before the start of the game. We printed our tickets at home, so I didn’t have to wait in line. Before getting autographs, I walked around a bit taking some pictures:
I went over to the Barons side to get some autographs, and I ended up with 9. There was literally no competition, so it was easy. Jared Mitchell was telling my cousin, Gavin, “If I don’t get a hit tonight, you are going to take care of me, alright?” He, unfortunately, ended up going 0-4 with 4 K’s. And we weren’t able to take care of him. I always like it when players interact with their fans.
The Barons would be playing the Huntsville Stars, which was a match-up I saw last year at the same ballpark. In the previous game, the Stars won, 2-1. Neither team scored until the 9th, and we had to leave early to beat the traffic. Back to the game- Here are some pictures of the ballpark:
Here is a terrible shot of Jose Martinez (the camera that I had is terrible at close-up shots)-
The Barons would win, 5-1, and almost had a shutout, as the Stars didn’t score until the 9th. That night was a 4th of July celebration night, but unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures right now. We actually stayed for the fireworks. Thanks for reading!