Earlier today a few of us Capstoners headed to Midway Stadium for the Saint Paul Saints first exhibition game. If you’re not familiar with the Saints, they’re our local, minor league baseball team with famous ties (actor Bill Murray is part owner of the team).
Today was “Educators Day,” a special event for just teachers and students. Buses, and buses, and more buses shuttled to the stadium dropping off students ranging in age from early elementary to middle school.
We were there to give away hundreds of copies of the adorable picture book Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Christina Forshay. Michael was even there to help hand out the books to students.
Despite the light rain, we had a great time! Goodnight Baseball was a hit (pun intended!). The kids’ excitement for a free baseball book was contagious. And by far the best quote from the day came from a little boy who enthusiastically exclaimed, “I’m going to give this to my little brother for Christmas!”
The game was cut early because of the wet field, but the Saints ended up winning the game 8-3! Check out more photos from our exciting day on our Facebook page.