A big day yesterday. My first baseball game in Sweden. The girls helped me film a few clips from the evening. It was not a close game, but it was way cool to see a group of people committed to playing the great sport that not many others in the country care much about. I feel like I've found some of my own tribe.
-The hitters used wooden bats - true pros!
-The crowd was not big, but this helped our chances to get a foul ball;
-The concession stand was closed for this game, the second of a doubleheader, so we went to a nearby gas station mid-game for ice cream;
-After the game, the players turned into the grounds crew and took care of the field for the night;
-I was able to speak with Sundbyberg Heat centerfielder Per Lindgren, who is in his 25th year with the team. 25 years. Very cool dedication;
-Sundbyberg is a suburb of Stockholm, and the ballpark was a 10-minute drive from our apartment. I have no excuse not going there before;
-The game ended 21-2, with out-of-towners Leksand catching Sundbyberg on a down night. I have full faith the Heat will rise again though.
This story was also published at Your Living City.