JOLIET, Unwell. — This city of about 150,000 individuals is residence to a jail that was well-known for housing Jake Blues, John Belushi’s character in “Blues Brothers.” The minor league Joliet Slammers lean into the jail theme of their group emblem and branding, and play “Blues Brothers” clips on the PA all through the sport.
There are hills down the strains in proper and left subject the place younger followers collect in hopes of snagging a foul ball. Late within the sport, on an oppressively scorching Sunday afternoon, a bunch of a number of boys was admonished by a father for losing a bottle of water as a result of they poured it throughout one another to maintain cool. Having obtained the message, the boys saved operating as much as the concourse to refill the bottle on the water fountain so they might douse themselves anew (this time with free water).
Home beers price $6, however there are $2 PBRs for the remainder of the inning when the Slammers’ leadoff man will get on. From the eighth inning on, scorching canines price $2.
If you happen to didn’t know the place you had been, you possibly can be at many minor league ballparks in America — at any level within the final a number of many years.