This is John Grisham‘s perspective of Dudy Noble Field, Polk-Dement Stadium and what it means to a Dawg Fan. It can’t be articulated any better than this. It is reprinted with his permission.
It is tempting, in this short space, to talk about people. I could write pages about the young men who’ve played at Dudy Noble. I could go on and on about those electric moments, such as Burke’s grand slam, back to back home runs by Clark and Palmeiro, Raffo’s monstrous shots, Showalter’s .459, B. J.’s 19 strikeouts, Thigpen’s throws to the plate, Pete’s dirty uniform, the easy grace of Jody Hurst chasing fly balls, and on and on. Read more
Saturday at the stadium. 11 AM start. Sunshine and blue skies. Who could ask for a better day for baseball.
Austin Sexton had a great day on the mound again for the Dogs. Gotta feel good about our rotation at this point. Hitters still looking sharp at the plate. And plenty of fans to en joy things.
One more day left to catch baseball this weekend. Arizona – Samford at 11 AM. Dogs and Samford at 3 PM. Come to the game.
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Wednesday you were wondering if we would get a game in this weekend because the weather forecast looked so dreary. Then there was that little matter of at least four inches of snow on the ground at Dudy Noble.
Well, 24 hours can change everything. And it did. Preston Brown was again impressive, the trio of Jake Vickerson, Luke Reynolds and Josh Lovelady led the hitting, and the Dogs beat Arizona.
More baseball today at 11 AM against Arizona, and this one will be on the SEC Network. Come on out and show them a big Dudy Nobler crowd.
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