Palmer Alaska’s Matsu Miners June 11th, 2009

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People

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Today my dad handed me two tickets to the Matsu Miners vs. Anchorage Bucs game and told me to go. So I did. And this is what it was like:

I had never been to a baseball game before, much less one played by Palmer’s very own baseball team. The Matsu Miners began under the name the “Valley Green Giants”, but changed to their current name in 1980 to emphasize the important of mining in the Mat-Su Valley. The team is one of six in the state which compete against each other for a chance to go to Kansas for the National Baseball Congress championship.

Today the stands were packed with young and old. The atmosphere was rather hushed for most of the game in hopes it would boost the players’ concentration. One of the volunteers working the concessions stand told me more than 1,002 people payed to come and watch the game. That plus all those with season passes and gifted tickets led to packed sidelines and grandstands.

Point for the Miners!

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