Saturday, April 30, 2011

First Game of the Season

Today was the first game of the season for the Murphysboro Clarkes vintage baseball team. The game was held in Jackson, MO against a group of guys who were interested in starting a team there.

Brandon "Junior" Shultz
Both Brandon and his dad played. Here is Brandon scoring a run:
 This little guy was entertaining me for most of the game:
His mom is dressed in period costume
The Clarkes did well and won both of their games. It was cold and windy though, and even sprinkled some rain at one point. The restrooms were just a short walk away but the stalls had no doors - I might have well just used a bush! Everyone was really friendly and seemed to enjoy themselves and after 3 hours it was over.

Our next stop was Lambert's Cafe, in Sikeston, MO, home of the throwed roll. Yeah, I didn't get it at first either ... a waiter (in suspenders and bow tie) literally throws dinner rolls to you across the dining room. It is a crazy free for all. Because, in addition to the all you can eat bread, they also come around offering unlimited side dishes like mac and tomatoes, black-eyed peas, fried okra and my favorite, potatoes and onions. Then, they give you a to-go box so you can take home all the leftovers. Wow we really pigged out. Check out the size of these rolls.
 I ordered fried chicken with coleslaw and peaches.
Ok, Mom, I know you will get a kick out of this ... remember the Fudrucker's salad that came in a big seashell bowl? Sorta like this:
Well, I've found a more embarrasing salad:
Do not attempt to eat this alone! And in that photo you can also see the beverage cups. Drinks are served in 40+ oz cups. The atmosphere was great and definitely worth the wait to get in :)

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