All Star Weekend..err... Tuesday!
So tuesday was the big All Star game for the Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League. It was foreigners vs. Nicaraguans. We got there early and paid extra for the nice seats(first row between home plate and the dugout), which cost the equivalent of $3. When we got there at about 5 the stadium was almost full because there was a home run derby before hand, which we didnt know about. And now the best part... the game was supposed to start at 6pm, that time came and went and we continued to sit..in the dark now, with everyone else in the stadium. Sitting, sitting, random music, manually operated disco ball flashing on the field, lots of people not involved in the game loittering on the field, etc. At 730 , after many failed attempts to get the lights to work, they had to call the game. They just could get the lights in right field to turn on. There are 4 stadiums in the league and they chose to have the All Star game at our stadium at night, even though this was the only stadium that hadnt had a night game this season, so they didnt know if the light worked correctly. Overall, it was a nice 3 hours of sitting in a stadium in the dark. We got to meet some of the other US players that play on the other 2 teams and after the game was called we went out and loittered on the field, Jenny ran the bases, and we took a photo with on of the other US players. Ahh you gotta love All Star weekend!