Update (11:17 p.m.): Those of you who guessed that the picture was from a game at Casper, Wyo.'s Lansing Field, between the Casper Ghosts and Helena Brewers (of the Pioneer League, an Advanced Rookie professional minor league, were right. Helena won the game, played on July 20, 2009, 7-0.
ROAD TRIP 2009--I've been a baseball fan since I was a kid. Though my attention to the game has waned in recent years as I've gotten busier, it's played a big role in my life.
I played little league. I won a city league softball championship. I even pitched for my college team. My crowning achievement: I covered the World Series as a reporter for Time magazine the same week as my wedding--and got kicked out of the press box for rooting: "There's no rooting in the press box."
The wedding was a big success, in case you're wondering.
So one night during Road Trip 2009, I was out for a walk when I stumbled upon the game above, in progress. I'd had no idea there was a baseball field across the street from my hotel, but there it was. The lights were on, and I was able to just walk in through the gate and sit down in a seat that in my hometown ballpark would have had a face value of $50 or more.
Where can you do that?
Well, thanks to today's Road Trip picture of the day challenge, you're going to find out.
And if you're the first person to tell me specifically (by e-mail to daniel--dot--terdiman--at--cnet--dot--com) what level of organized baseball this is (high school? college? semi-pro? minor leagues, and if so, what level?) and which teams are playing, you win a prize.
For the next week, Geek Gestalt will be on Road Trip 2009. After driving more than 12,000 miles in the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest and the Southeast over the last three years, I'll be writing about and photographing the best in technology, science, military, nature, aviation and more in Wyoming and Colorado. If you have a suggestion for someplace to visit, drop me a line. And in the meantime, join the Road Trip 2009 Facebook page and follow my Twitter feed.