On a sunny Labor Day, thousands of people took advantage of the last of the holiday weekend to fill Ripken Stadium for the final Aberdeen IronBirds game this year.
Most of the seats were filled as the team closed on a positive note, with a 2-0 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades, whom the IronBirds also defeated Sunday night.
The game was fairly low-key, with the only runs scoring in the fourth inning. The crowd on the third-base side stayed busy trying to catch foul balls in the second half of the game. And, at one point, a Hudson Valley player threw his bat into the stands.
But for the many orange-clad fans and others who came to the...