So I'm standing with my forearms atop the fence, less than 20 feet from the first-base coach, and wondering how to capture the atmosphere of Lindquist Field. And then a dinosaur waddles beside me.
The Ogden Raptors' venue is not quite a throwback to the Mesozoic Era in Utah, or even to the late 1960s, when future legends of the Los Angeles Dodgers roamed Ogden. But the ballpark that helped revitalize Ogden's historic downtown certainly has an old-time, unpretentious look and feel, with an abandoned building framing right field and the center-field fence inverted toward home plate.
The last official stop of the 2018 Fandemonium Tour — one more installment remains, not requiring a first-person narrative — brought me to Lindquist Field, where the Raptors have been the Pioneer League’s perennial attendance leaders since it opened in 1997.