Ducks Don’t Disappoint!

“New York, New York (So Good They Named It Twice)” – Gerard Kenney, songwriter I had quite the New York experience the weekend of June 22-23. On June 22, I visited the Hudson Valley Renegades, about an hour north of the big city. Sunday morning, I attended church at the Cathedral of St. John the…

Puppies and Baseball in Hudson Valley – What’s Not to Like?

OK, I admit it. A bit of pandering right up front. Who doesn’t love a cute puppy? No, this was not a bark in the park evening (although stay tuned for my post on the Long Island Ducks from this same road trip). Rather, this little guy was from Happy Life Animal Rescue, a nonprofit,…

When is a baseball visit not a visit?

My count of “minor league” ballparks (MiLB plus independent league) stands at 38 stadiums visited, excluding a few spring training stops in FL and AZ. I’ve been looking for that magical 40 for a couple of weeks. I’ve even purchased a couple of tickets to games that I didn’t get a chance to attend. Fortunately,…

Winston-Salem Dash? Rayados de Winston-Salem? Yes! ¡Sí!

In May of 2018, I ventured down to NC to see the Winston-Salem Dash. Or did I see los Rayados de Winston-Salem? In a word, both. The Dash were one of 33 Minor League teams that participated in their Copa de la Diversión in 2018. Per MiLB, “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup,” is a…

A Family Affair With The Evansville Otters

“There’s no crying in baseball” – Jimmy Dugan Most of my road trips are centered around seeing a game, and may include a side trip or fun local spot. This trip, though, was the opposite. I ventured to SW Indiana for a family visit with my family. My brother and his family live in Newburgh,…

A Cold Catch-up with the Kane County Cougars

Ever wonder where you could fly to for $132 round trip? Not too many places these days. A few weeks ago, though, I bought a cheap ticket on a discount airline (rhymes with Mirit), and flew to Chicago for the day. Sure, it didn’t include any carryon luggage, just a personal item (no problem, all…

Greensboro Grasshoppers – Well Worth The Wait

“In great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays. Forms change and pass, bodies disappear but spirits linger to consecrate ground for the vision place of the soul. And reverent men and women from afar and generations that know us not and that we know not of, shall come here to ponder and to…

An Intimate Evening With The Intimidators

The atmosphere seems to change once the sun goes down and the race fans get to watch a good show. Dale Earnhardt The same could be said for Intimidators Stadium in Kannapolis, home of the Intimidators. When I pulled into the parking lot, the stadium wasn’t all that impressive. But as the night went on,…

George Mason University at 2019 EWL Champs – Round 3

Note: for more photos, check out round 1 and round 2. Going through my photos these last couple of days, I’ve actually learned a lot. I’m still new to this sport, and there’s a lot that I miss at full speed. For example, I thought, why doesn’t a wrestler just get up? I mean, get…

George Mason University at 2019 EWL Champs – Round 2

Note: to see the first round of photos I posted, click here. Last night was the second year in a row that I watched the NCAA championships on tv. What an incredible event. I was following the tournament primarily on Twitter for the first couple of days. I was at a conference and couldn’t very…

George Mason University at 2019 EWL Champs – Round 1

I am woefully behind in my blogging. These next few posts will be relatively short, as I want to get some photos posted. On Saturday, March 9th, I attended my first ever EWL championships, hosted by George Mason. Ironically, it was the last EWL champsionships, as all seven schools recently announced they have accepted membership…

More photos from GMU – Maryland

I went through my photos and found a few more that are post worthy. If you’d like to see my original post, please visit it here.