Sunday update

The Redbirds have a special Mother’s Day Ticket today that includes brunch in the Home Plate Club from noon to 1:30 prior to the first pitch at 2:05. Brunch is $40 club level or $36 dugout, and comes with a coupon for a one-topping Papa John’s pizza to be redeemed later. Items on the brunch buffet include

Bottomless Mimosas
BBQ Chicken Breast
Carved Ham
Scrambled Eggs (plain and with cheese)
Applewood Bacon
Country Sausage
Roasted Garlic Breakfast Potatoes
Belgian Waffles with Chocolate, Strawberry, and Caramel Toppings
Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Pecan Deviled Eggs
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Salad Bar and Cheese Display
Seasonal Fruit Station

The special ticket also allows moms to play catch on the field with their kids during the noon to 1:30 brunch hours. Heh. I like what they did there… bet a lot of moms are going to want to suck down as many of those bottomless mimosas as they can fit into 90 minutes, but their kids are going to be all like, “Mom! Hurry up and finish eating! I wanna play catch!”

All kids (whether on the special ticket or not) under 12 receive a free Prairie Farms ice cream treat upon entering the park. Allegiant Air will sponsor autographs on the field from 1:15 to 1:30. (How exactly does a sponsorship like that work? I can’t imagine there’d be costs involved with people standing on a field and signing scorecards. After the game, all mothers can run the bases with their kids.

There will be Sunset Jazz in Court Square tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Joe Restivo will perform and this event is free to attend. There will be food trucks and seating available.

Max’s Sports Bar is having an (unofficial) NBA draft lottery watch party Tuesday night, May 14. There will be Grizz shots all night for $3, and of course PBR is only $2.75 all day, every day.

Speaking of Max’s, they have this new game you can play with your friends called The Shot Wheel of Death. You and your friends decide what shot you want to do – Jameson, chocolate salty balls, whatever floats your boat. The bartender counts up the number of people participating and pours that number of your requested shots, minus one. The remaining shot put on the wheel is Besk, which is said to be like “a shittier version of Malort.” Whoever the Besk lands on has to drink it.

I guess you could order a round of Besk to put on the wheel, and that way everybody loses.

The most wonderful time of the year has begun. My BBQ friends from both my own team and other teams are starting to arrive in town, and I spent many good hours at Blind Bear yesterday catching up with old friends. I only distributed 4 team bags yesterday though, which was kind of surprising. Moody Ques teammates, if you need your bag, you can pick it up from me between 4 PM and 8 PM Monday or Tuesday at the Blind Bear. After 8 PM Tuesday I will hand off our remaining bags to our team treasurer, who will take them down to Tom Lee Park. Note: If you don’t pick up your bag ahead of time, you will have to pay gate admission at Tom Lee Park Wednesday evening.

That’s it, short post for now. Back with another as time permits this busy week.