Spain 12, Italy 11

Not talking about tonight’s soccer game!

Christina organized not just a monthly dinner for local and more distant expatriates in the area, but a whole WEEKEND this time. Sarah took over the reigns for the welcoming committee at Alte Linde as previously documented here, and last night we tried out a new Italian joint over on the Wöhrd, and tonight was the kicker — the EuroCup 2008 baseball tournament, hosted by Regensburg.

It was a pretty good game. As you can see in the photos below, great seats were not hard to come by. The Armin-Wolf-Arena is really working the small-town ballpark feel. The quality of play wasn’t comparable with something you’d expect from an MLB game in North America, but we didn’t head in there looking for that. What surprised us (pleasantly!) was the relaxed, low-key, have a good time atmosphere. And we did.

Anthony Netzer or Günter Kiedis?

Hidden in this mosaic are several pictures of someone you may have seen a lot of this week and/or in 2006 and/or a front man for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Can you spot them?

OK, seriously, since the World Cup stuff in 2006 it has been bugging the heck out of me to figure out

  • who that soccery guy with the terrible haircut is, and
  • don’t I know his son from somewhere?

Finally cracked the code this evening.