Hot Air From Peoria
Happy weekend to you from Peoria, Illinois, the home of the Chiefs, the new Midwest League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The TinCaps arrived yesterday in Peoria much earlier than expected, after Friday night’s scheduled game at Burlington was rained out around 10:30 a.m. I’ve had lots of time to take pictures, but not much Internet with which to post them. “Why is that?” you might ask. Well, that’s because the Quality Inn and Suites in Peoria doesn’t really do the whole internet thing.
They tout “Free Wireless Access!” which is technically true, as they don’t charge you to access their wireless internet. The only problem is that the wireless internet doesn’t really work. It’s not lost on me that the third party company they use to provide their “internet” is called “Hot Air Network Group.” They couldn’t tee it up any better than that. Additionally, the password to access the “internet” is “goodstay”. Hardly. How is it that in 2013 entire downtowns can have free wireless access, but hotels still can’t figure it out? If there’s anyone out there who knows the answer, please let me know. It’s not like I’m trying to download War and Peace (running time: 7 hours, 11 minutes), I’m just trying to write about baseball and send some emails, ya know? Annnnyyyyway, here are some photos from the last few days:
I’m writing you from O’Brien Field, the home of the Chiefs, prior to Saturday’s 6:30 CDT first pitch. Peoria’s stadium is very similar to Dayton’s Fifth Third Field, in that it’s surrounded by brick buildings and has a cityscape background.
Tonight it’s a 7:30 EDT first pitch from Peoria, which means I’ll be on the air at 7:10 back in Fort Wayne on The Fan 1380 and TheFanFortWayne.com. Please adjust your Saturday evening plans accordingly…or don’t. I really won’t know the difference, but if you tell me that you listened, I’ll know that more than my mother was listening. Hi, Mom!
John Mayer and Keith Urban…take it away!