The Portland Sea Dogs, a Double A affiliate of Boston, play at Hadlock Field. The field is named for Edson B. Hadlock, coach of Portland High School Baseball from 1950-1978 for his dedication to the development of athletic skills, sportsmanship, and character. The field was built in 1994, seating 7,368. Today was the Fourth of July. The gentleman singing the National Anthem sang all four verses. I would think this was the first time that any fans at the game heard all the verses. The Sea Dogs were playing the New Haven Ravens and lost 12-6. The box score was Ravens R-12, H-11, E-1 and Sea Dogs R-6, H-16, E-4. The Sea Dogs got hits, but could not get anyone across home. The Sea Dogs gave up 5 runs in the 8th inning and that put the game out of reach. The Ravens reliever was carried off the field after being hit in the back of his left leg in the 4th inning. The field lines are RF-330', CF-400', and LF-315'. When Jim was looking around the field before the game start he noticed the large green wall in left field. Looking at the program he found out that this was the first year of the "Green Monster" at Hadlock Field. The wall was built to simulate the "Monster" at Fenway. It is 5 feet farther back, just as high, but not as long because of the video board at Hadlock. The stadium has a short first base section because of an arena that is immediately adjacent to the stadium. There are a few seats at field level in front of the arena. When Boston became affiliated with Portland 15 of the suites were named after former great Boston sluggers. Slugger is the name of the mascot. Above the right field fence is the largest baseball glove in New England. Before the fireworks at the end of the game a man dressed as an old time baseball player recited "Casey at the Bat."
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