Malcolm Butler intercepted at Hadlock Field
(Portland ME) It was enough to draw me to Hadlock Field even with an iffy forecast.
The Portland Sea Dogs brought in Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler along with the SB trophy on Monday night.
What current Patriots’ fan will ever forget Malcolm’s startling interception with twenty-six seconds left?
That game was all but won by Seattle until Malcolm jumped the pass route near the goal line and won the SB for New England.
Malcolm arrived at Hadlock at 5:30PM and did some signing for the Sea Dogs in their dugout. Then he was briefly interviewed by a local TV station. After that he throw out the first pitch and then was given the SB trophy to lift up to the delight of the crowd.
Quit a bit of the crowd was missing at the start of the game because they were in the concourse waiting to get Malcolm’s autograph.
I checked out a couple of prospects while I was there. I saw Mookie Betts at Portland last year in April.
The Binghamton Mets have two first-round selections (Brandon Nimmo – 2011) and (Gavin Cecchini – 2012) on their roster.
Most of the top prospects for the Red Sox are either at AAA Pawtucket of A Salem (Virginia). I believe that Carlos Asuaje is Boston’s top-rated player at Portland.
The game ended up being called after two innings because of rain. I was pleased to get my pictures before the rain became a problem.
Thanks again to Chris Cameron for arranging my visit.
(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)