GMU Wrestling Hosts Rider In A Wild Affair

In their penultimate match of the 21-22 season, GMU hosted Rider and it turned out to be a wild event. At least from my vantage point! In addition to some craziness in some of the individual matches, the team score was in doubt up until the final bout. In the end, though, Rider pulled out…

GMU Wrestling Battles Clarion

“Guess who’s back, back again.Shady’s back. Tell a friend” – Eminem It’s been a long two years since my last post. Boy, has a lot changed! For those who are new to my little blog, I started back in 2015, going to primarily minor league stadiums all over the east coast. A few years ago,…

GMU Sports New Unis, Takes Down Brown

Last month was a big month for George Mason University wrestling. On one night, not only did they host their first dual ever inside EagleBank Arena, they also debuted some cool new uniforms. And I have to say, both the unis and the wrestlers were sharp!! The Patriots came from behind to defeat the Bears…

GMU Wrestling – What a Wonderful World

Don’t know much about technical falls. Don’t know much about granby rolls. Don’t know much about screw lock throws. Don’t know much about single leg takedowns. But I do know a fall is worth 6 points. And if I could get the hang of escapes and reversals What a wonderful world this would be. Lyrics…

New Team, New Digs – Fayetteville Does It Right!

Something old, something new; Something borrowed, something Buies. In 2016 there was a reshuffling of Single A baseball, with the Carolina League picking up two new teams begining in the 2017 season. The Buies Creek Astros “replaced” the Bakersfield Blaze, but it wasn’t a continuation of the Blaze. The Astros began the 2017 season in…

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…