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,…

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,…

Countdown to Spring Training – 11 Days

I’ll take Idioms for $100, Alex. This phrase sums up the timing of the All Things Ed blog post on the number of days until pitchers and catchers report. It’s also a summary of his high school track career. What is “a day late and a dollar short?” Winner! My apologies for being late on…

Countdown to Spring Training – 12 days

Just 12 short days until pitchers and catchers report. I feel sorry for reporters and media who cover baseball. They do a thankless job to bring us fans all the latest, every day, without fail, going to great lengths to cover stories. MLB Network reporter Anthony French filed this disturbing tweet from Lakeland, FL yesterday:…

Countdown to Spring Training – 13 Days

Thirteen days until pitchers and catchers report. Lucky 13! A baker’s dozen of days left. And one degree warmer than it was this morning when I walked out to my car. Spring training cannot come fast enough! Just two players today on this abbreviated post, but they are good ones. Sure, others have graced us…

Countdown to Spring Training – 14 Days

Just two weeks until pitchers and cathers report. A mere 14 days. Unlike yesterday’s post with just one player, today we’ll be looking at a few players. It’s always fun digging into my box of baseball cards. I have each team in there own sealed plastic bag, then arranged by year in each bag. I…

Countdown to Spring Training – 15 Days

It is with great pride that I announce that Thurman Munson is today’s honoree in the Countdown to Spring Training. Munson proudly wore number 15 for the New York Yankees for 11 seasons, and is honored not only for the statistics that he compiled during his shortened career with the Bronx Bombers, but the great…