[It's been a couple years since the last time I went to a ball game,](https://steemit.com/sports/@jacobtothe/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game) but tonight it's time again. ![20190719_183909.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmardhs8TnYA2JTFhY1qKdvjNvhPqp71wSd35VZdvrsyUD/20190719_183909.jpg) The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Babe Ruth's grand-daughter. Then, before singing *our* pole quilt theme song, they sang the Canuckistani Hymn. I remained seated for both. I'm here to watch a game, not participate in patriotic pageantry. Even if the Canadians *are* nice folks. ![20190719_184224.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmcu7sEVMjBdj49uY1LTisgWBxyuZqGmCA87BUXAFyJKnr/20190719_184224.jpg) The dastardly Vancouver Canadians stole second base on a foul ball, so I guess the game is over until we get it back. Bottom of the 2nd inning update: this is painful to watch. Vancouver has 7 runs on 4 hits. Spokane has... 2 errors, and that's it. ![20190719_193057.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmUFnRhbfLpZ4bTaMzUpsdqeVBAbUz2akj6YPNpPHEhAP6/20190719_193057.jpg) Bottom of the 4th update: no change. At least Spokane figured out how to throw and catch enough to stop the bleeding. If only they could also hit a ball with a stick once in a while. Top of the 6th update: Spokane got a single home run for one point. Mascots danced on the dugout roof. And then errors started again. ![20190719_202141.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmWhGT81m1b68B3bsS3mWe6gsGXjoVcyQskMYjecWhPDZ3/20190719_202141.jpg) Final score update: vancouver 7, Spokane 2. Spokane ended the game with 2 runs, 6 hits, and 5 errors. It was not a pretty sight. But at least there was a fireworks show after the game.