To cap off our exciting baseball weekend together, Alan and I made a quick stop at the site of Cleveland Municipal Stadium (now Cleveland Browns Stadium) immediately following the Indians game. Since we had already visited League Park yesterday and Progressive Field today, we decided to complete the trifecta and visit all three Cleveland professional baseball grounds in the same weekend.
Since Alan had his glove and a ball at each venue, we also completed a goal of mine and played catch together at all three sites. At League Park, I caught one pitch from Alan next to the grandstands behind home plate. At Progressive Field, I caught one pitch from Alan on the dirt track near the Indians dugout. And at the Municipal Stadium site, I caught one pitch from Alan outside the University Hospitals Gate of Cleveland Browns Stadium.
When we played catch, Alan had me wear his glove and he threw me three strikes in three tries. He also let me snap a photo of him before or after each toss (pictured below). In the pictures he’s proudly wearing his Kipnis #22 shirt, which he debuted this weekend. I was wearing a Lofton #7 jersey (pictured above). Alan liked that we were both “in uniform.”