The RailCats play the Kansas City T-Bones Thursday night at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. There are some small rays of hope that have emerged within sight of the 6,100-seat U.S. Steel Yard stadium since it opened for business as a professional baseball venue 10 years ago.
The neighborhood around the U.S. Steel Yard falls well shy of former Mayor Scott King's vision of more than a decade ago, when he portrayed a yet-to-be built baseball stadium as the linchpin for an arts and entertainment district.
The RailCats play the Kansas City T-Bones on Thursday night at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary.
RailCats rookie reliever Chuck Fontana pitches in his first game against the T-Bones at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary.
RailCats center fielder Mike Massaro makes a catch against the T-Bones on Wednesday at U.S. Steel Yard.
Chuck Fontana smiles in the RailCats' bullpen during Wednesday's game against the Kansas City T-Bones at U.S. Steel Yard.
RailCats pitcher Morgan Coombs delivers against the Kansas City T-Bones on Wednesday at U.S. Steel Yard.
The RailCats' Nick Liles slides safely into second against the T-Bones' Felix Molina on Wednesday at U.S. Steel Yard.
The RailCats' Ryan Brockett scores a run against the Kansas City T-Bones in the second inning Wednesday at U.S. Steel Yard.
Alain Quijano delivers for the RailCats during Thursday's game against the Kansas City T-Bones.
RailCats catcher Ryan Babineau collides with Kansas City catcher Steve Yoo during Thursday's game.
The RailCats' Adam Klein, top, and Mike Massaro take leads off the bag against the Kansas City T-Bones on Thursday.
The RailCats catcher Ryan Babineau, right, tries to score but runs into Kansas City catcher Steve Yoo for the third out of the inning during Thursday's game.
Mike Coles reaches second on a single and fielding error in the third inning. Kansas City's Jose Duran waits for the throw as two RailCats runs score during Tuesday's game.
RailCats first baseman Mike Rohde watches from the dugout during Tuesday's win over Kansas City. It was just the second win of a seven-game home stand as the RailCats haven't won back-to-back games since June 10-11.
RailCats left fielder Adam Klein swings at a pitch in the first inning Tuesday night against Kansas City T-Bones pitcher Devin Anderson.
RailCats designated hitter Mike Coles belts a two-RBI single into right field during Tuesday's game against the Kansas City T-Bones.
RailCats left fielder Adam Klein receives high-fives from the dugout after scoring one of two runs on a Mike Coles' single during the third inning of Tuesday's game against Kansas City.
RailCats center fielder Sean Henry is tagged out by Kansas City's Enrique Cruz trying to evade a run-down between third base and home plate during Tuesday's game.
After recording just three hits through the first five innings, the Railcats broke through for three runs on two hits and two errors in the sixth inning, which was just enough to sneak past the Kansas City T-Bones, 3-2 Tuesday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City.
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