Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Green Bay Becomes Bat Country

The Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL play their home games in the newsy Resch Center, which is across the street from Lambeau Field.

While not everyone in the league is on their way to a Division I scholarship, many USHL players have already committed to U.S. colleges, or they will commit before their junior careers are over.

It was a rather unique experience for the Green Bay players on Tuesday, as the Gamblers hosted Cedar Rapids (Iowa). No, it's not that they haven't played Cedar Rapids before. Instead, it's because the game was delayed when a bat started flying around the ice surface.

Instead of trying to slap it out of the air, ala Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, Gambler players started swinging their sticks at it. Eventually, they were "successful."

Video comes from Fox 11 television in Green Bay.

You can expect a phone call from PETA very soon, Gambler management. Of course, the part of our world that doesn't hang on the life of a wayward bat sees at least a bit of humor in a bunch of hockey players trying to take out a bat with their sticks.

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