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
Samford came to Dudy Noble Saturday for a game with the Dogs. Lucas Laster took the mound for State, then he pretty much took the bats from the Bulldog hands. Samford could not say the same thing, as State won 8-2.
Was a beautiful sunny day. Warm too. if you missed it, tsk tsk tsk. If you made it, you enjoyed it I’m sure.
Anyway, click for the pics
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.
Now click for the pics.