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Lexington Legends

This morning we left the Cincinnati metro area and headed south to Lexington, Kentucky. The drive would last less than 2 hours. We arrived in Lexington at noon. Our motel allowed us to check in early and immediately. After checking in, we took a brief sightseeing drive to have a look at the city of Lexington and the University of Kentucky. Then we returned to our motel for a little rest before tonight’s ballgame.

In the evening, we headed to ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky to see the Lexington Legends host the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a class A South Atlantic League game.

The ballgame was an excellent pitcher’s duel. The ballpark was very nice and comfortable and the employees were courteous, but the entire experience was tainted somewhat by the constant sales pitch throughout the game.

The Lexington Legends weren’t pleased tonight because Greensboro shut them out to win the ballgame 3-0. Box Score

The Lexington Legends could improve a few things to make the spectator experience more enjoyable. The Legends do not give you a moment of peace. Whenever they have 20 seconds available to shove an advertisement over the public address system, they’ll do it. The announcer enjoys the sound of his own voice a little too much. Your eyes and ears are subjected to unrelenting sponsors, advertisements, games, music, etc. The ballgame takes a backseat to everything! I hope the Legends will tone this down a bit and show some faith in their baseball product, but I won’t hold my breath. The Legends are competing with UK for your attention and your leisure spending money, and they probably feel that they must go all out or get crushed.

If I ever attend another game here, I’ll bring headphones with me so I can tune out the PA announcer.