Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals on advancing to the Playoffs.  I thought of calling my sister CH about the disputed infield fly ruling that gave the victory to the Cardinals against the Braves in the Wild Card game last week.  CH knows baseball just like I know hockey and football so she would be able to explain what the dispute was about.  I know CH is not terribly upset about the Braves losing since she is a Yankees! 
One of the places we visited during our recent road trip to Kentucky was the Louisville Slugger Museum.  On Monday morning (September 3rd), after breakfast at the hotel (near the airport), we drove to downtown Louisville where the museum was located.  The Labor Day Parade was about to start.  A nice police officer told us where to park and how to get out of town quickly and not got stuck as most of the streets were closed for the duration of the parade.
The last image gives a few details about the Big Bat.  It is soaring 120 feet into the sky.  The first photo shows the people standing at the base of the bat looking like toy soldiers.  The bat weighs 68,000 lbs and if hollowed, could hold up to 30,000 gallons of water.
We toured the factory and saw the cubicles where the official bats were made and ready to be shipped to many famous baseball players such as Derek Jeter, Matt Holliday, Lance Berkman etc.  It was a nice gesture from the factory to give each guest a free mini-bat after the tour.  On display in the museum was a bat Babe Ruth carved notches in for every home run he hit with it and other great artifacts about many baseball great players.  My husband took a few swings in the batting cage using a replica bat models from some of the all-time favorite hitters like Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.
We did not get a chance to walk along the Louisville Slugger Walk of Fame, the one mile sidewalks along Main Street where players such as Ken Griffey, Jr., Stan Musial, Ty Cobb etc. are enshrined with a bronze caste of the Louisville Slugger model bat they used, and a bronze home plate with the name and highlights of their career.  As an early Christmas present, I got my husband a personalized full size, MLB regulation baseball bat with his name engraved and the St. Louis Cardinals on the barrel.  It was an enjoyable visit and even if you are not a baseball fan, I highly recommended the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory as a great historical and fun place to be.  You could even take their virtual tour at and order your own personalized bat, just in time for Christmas :) 


Alisa said...

Love reading about all the neat places you visit. We'll be in your neck of the woods in a few weeks!

Busboy said...

Exciting world series, TOTA! Momentum is definitely with the Cards. Good luck!


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