Every week the lineup of THE GAME 103.7 Lafayette and 104.1 Lake Charles — Southwest Louisiana’s Sports Station will share a little something about themselves.
This week the team answers the question: “What was the first college or pro sporting event you attended?”
Hannah Five Names (Morning Producer)
“I guess I could go with what RP3 said. My first Major League Baseball game was well this past weekend. Got to go to two different hotels, had a broken TV, slow A/C, almost got pummeled by my Fiancé for a foul ball, went to a high end Dillard’s and climbed a train just to get to our car after the Astros lost, but it’s fine my Mariners swept their series! But my honest to god first professional game was the New Orleans Zephyrs Minor League Baseball with my brother running the bases in 09’ I believe with Cub Scouts!”
Matt Miguez (Host of Crunchtime with Miguez & Meche)
“My first sporting event that I attended live was the Louisiana IceGators. My parents had season tickets so starting at the age of two, I was going to games 2-3 nights a week. I can remember having so much fun watching the games, and I really think that’s what has sparked my love for hockey. I also got to take a picture with the Stanley Cup, so that was pretty cool.”
Clint Domingue (Host of Under the Dome)
“The first professional game I ever attended was Astros-Giants at the Astrodome when I was about four years old. I don’t remember much of the game, but I do remember the trip to AstroWorld after.”
Raymond Partsch III (Host of RP3 & Company)
“I went on vacation with my grandmother to Chicago and my uncle had season tickets to the Chicago Cubs. The seats at Wrigley Field were right behind the third-base dugout. I actually could lay my hand on it which was an all-time moment for me. I even got an autograph from Shawn Boskie during batting practice and just watching a game in one of baseball’s most historic venues would have been good enough but then came the game on that day in August of 1992.
The starting lineup for the Cubs had Greg Maddux on the mound with Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace and Andre Dawson in the lineup. The Montreal Expos meanwhile trotted out Delino DeShields, Larry Walker and Moises Alou.
The game was filled with drama as Grace hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning but the Expos pulled out the 3-2 win in 17 innings. I still have the scorecard from that game. I went to another game at Wrigley that trip, it was against the Mets, but I don’t remember a single detail from it. The Cubs-Expos game I can recall like it was yesterday.”
Jordy Hultberg (Host of The Jordy Hultberg Show)
“The very 1st sporting event I went to was a pre-season NBA game at the Loyola Fieldhouse. I was probably six years old. My dad brought me to see the Boston Celtics vs the Philadelphia 76ers. 2 pretty good centers… Bill Russell vs Wilt Chamberlain.”
James Meche (Afternoon Shows Producer)
“If we’re getting technical, then I went to an LSU football game when I was one years young and the Saints vs Steelers 2002 game when I was two. So, of course I’m not gonna remember that. The first one I do remember going to was Minute Maid, my dad and I would go on a father-son bus trip to Houston to watch a day Astros game and rode back to Lafayette for like 9:00. It was a once a year thing and we did that for four or five years.”
Kevin Foote (Host of Footenotes)
“I really don’t know. I vaguely remember being at a lot of UL basketball and football games as a young child, but don’t really have any specific game memories.
Same deal with the Saints and Astros.
I do have memories of the Saints losing to the Dolphins 21-0 at Tulane Stadium. Jess Phillips tried to go over the top three times from the 1-yard line and was stuffed all three times. And Jim Mandich caught a TD pass right in front of me.
As for the Astros, the first time I remember going to was a 6-5 loss to the Reds. Greg Gross made the last out of the game for the Astros.
In 1975, my name was drawn on the Augie Tammariello Show to be able to go on the sidelines for a UL football game against Pacific. Unfortunately, the Cajuns lost 19-14.”