Monday, August 17, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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Once a year the Lake Elsinor Storm baseball team hosts 
Stormin' Mormon Night
As a country western version of 
"I Hope They Call Me on a Mission"
played over the loud speaker, a couple of dozen missionaries 
took the field at the beginning of the game. Elder Fisher talked 
with the fans about what missionaries do each day and 
why they are in the area serving. 

This is Thunder, the Storm's mascot.  For Stormin' Mormon
night he is Elder Thunder.  (Under his green fur he is 
a returned missionary himself.)

Section 114 was a sea of white and undoubtedly the most
enthusiastic section in the ballpark.  

Thunder dropped by to visit the missionaries.  Later in the evening
while the loudspeaker played "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree"
he tossed large cups of popcorn down to them from the balcony!

After the fifth inning the missionaries took trash bags throughout
the park to help collect trash and have a chance to meet the 
community members who had come to the game.  

As the game went on the sky put on its own show.  It was a 
beautiful night for a ballgame.