Sunday, June 24, 2007
225. Midnight baseball
Since 1906, Fairbanks has had a tradition of "Midnight baseball". Every year, on the longest day of the year, the Alaska Goldpanners baseball team plays a game. The game begins at 10:30 pm and mostly ends sometime between 1 and 2 am. They do not use (or need) any artificial lights. In Fairbanks the sun dips below the horizon for about an hour, but it is still very light out. This year the Oceanside Waves beat the Alaska Goldpanners 5 to 1. Every year they invite a different, out-of-state team to play.
There is a short break at midnight to sing "Alaska's Flag", the state song.
I did not go this year. I went a few years ago, though. We had to leave at about 1 a.m. because the guy I was with did not think to bring a jacket with him and he wass freezing.Post a Comment