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Indians baseball still a thing of beauty

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Looking for a break in the action known as everyday life? Perhaps a hiatus from work or school where you can sit back and once again experience quality time with friends and family?

Indians baseball is all that and then some, and the 2009 season is thankfully upon us to provide what is arguably the best value in sports entertainment in central Indiana.

When most sport franchises are increasing prices across the board, you can still attend an Indians game for the same prices you paid in 2007. Need more savings you say? No problem, as you can attend Ticketmaster Family Nights where four people get a reserved seat, hot dog, soda, and an Indians hat for a total of just $52. The bargains do not stop there.

Why wait until Fourth of July for fireworks when you can see them following every Friday night game at Victory Field. If souvenirs are your thing, get out to the ballpark on Souvenir Sundays when you can receive backpacks, bobble head dolls, t-shirts, and caps for free with your paid admission.

But the real beauty of it all remains the park itself, which is nestled perfectly downtown and provides an intimate atmosphere for those in attendance regardless of where you choose to sit. Spotlessly clean and well managed, Victory Field is still rightfully staking a claim as one of the best baseball venues in America today, and it is right here in Indianapolis.

Take the family or meet some friends at an Indians game today. You cannot help but enjoy the sights and sounds and if you are like me, you will have no problem sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the simple pleasures that only baseball can provide.

In the words of the late Hall of Famer Joe Nuxhall, rounding third and heading for home never sounded better, and you can do it in style at Victory Field this season. Hope to see you there.

Notes: The Indians finished their initial home stand of the season with a record of 3-6. They have now embarked on a 10 game road trip and will not return to Victory Field until April 30th when they entertain the Rochester Red Wings at 7 p.m.

Through 10 games, the Indians have five players hitting better than .300 led by first baseman Andy Phillips who is batting at a .355 clip, which is 13th best in the league.

The Indians will honor the Legendary Jackie Robinson on May 19th by retiring his number in a special ceremony, which will be attended by Robinson’s Dodger team mate, Carl Erskine.

In a book he wrote about Robinson, Erskine stated that Jackie Robinson broke barriers far beyond those demarked by race and ethnicity, as he changed the way Americans looked at themselves and others as well. The book is entitled What I learned from Jackie Robinson: A Teammate’s Reflections On And Off The Field.

It is a must read for everyone, and not just baseball fans.

Danny Bridges encourages reader feedback and can be reached at (317) 578-1780 or at Bridgeshd@aol.com.

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