Hello Fans this is Jon Goode. As many of you know this is a very special season for the Spinners because it’s our 10th Anniversary. Many of us here in the front office cannot believe it has been that long and we have been sharing memories with each other. There have been many good times shared by all.
Personally I will never forget when we set the Guinness Record for the World’s Largest Game of Duck, Duck Goose. It was a year and a half in the making with all the time it took to get an okay from Guinness. Finally we got the okay, set it up for Saturday, August 14 after the game. I was convinced we would get the necessary 350 fans needed and many more.
Then the one thing I was dreading happened! The game went into extra-innings and seriously what are the chances? To top it off the 10th inning came and went. The 11th inning came and went. I literally had John Raffety, our PA Announcer, begging fans to stay so we could set the record. Then the 12th inning came and went, the 13th inning came and went. Finally, the Tri-City Valley Cats pulled out the win in 14 innings. I probably should not admit this, but it was the one time I was actually excited the opposing team scored.
In the end everything worked out and we set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Game of Duck, Duck Goose with 432 people. It was a stressful extra-innings for me, but a memory I will never forget.
We would love for you to share some of your favorite memories with us.