Throwback Thursday

Editor’s note: this isn’t a baseball post, but given that I have a blog in the digital world, I thought it was somewhat relevant. “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain My apologies in advance. This is neither a baseball post, nor will…

The Diamond: A True Gem

I had been putting off a trip to see the The Diamond, home of the Flying Squirrels in Richmond, for a few reasons. It was too close to home (the same reason I haven’t done a real post of the Potomac Nationals); I have seen the stadium enough times while driving through Richmond; and until…

A Clawsome Time in Lakewood

What a way to end a baseball weekend: with the Lakewood BlueClaws on Sunday night! The previous day I spent nearly 9 hours up the road watching the Staten Island Yankees host the Vermont Lake Monsters in a double header. The second game was supposed to be a 7 inning game and took 15 for…

Staten Island v. Vermont Part 2

As a follow up to my first post on the Staten Island Yankees-Vermont Lake Monsters, I had quite a few photos that didn’t make it into the first review. For the sake of brevity, I generally don’t like my blogs to be over 1,000 words and that first one was 995! This installment will focus…

Games, Games, and More Games

Saturday July 2nd was the longest I’ve ever spent at a ballpark. Just under 9 hours. Saw two great games, some fantastic defense, probably the best backdrop to any stadium around, a fellow alum from my alma mater, the world famous ZOOperstars, and THE most energetic spirit team I have ever seen! Richmond County Bank…

16,573 Miles

I’ve been doing this little blog of mine since the spring of 2015. As we approach the half way mark of the 2016 season, I got to wondering how many miles I have traveled for games since the spring of last year. I am no professional. Not like Ben, who runs Ben’s Biz Blog. He’s…

Lost and Found With the Trenton Thunder

Saturday I ventured up I-95 to Trenton, NJ to visit the Thunder for the first time. I gave myself plenty of time to get there, as Google Maps said it was about a 3:15 drive when I left. Unfortunately, the I-95 corridor in the northeast is as unpredictable as the weather, and I lost an…

More Rickwood Classic

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I thought I would share a few more photos of Rickwood Field and the 2016 Rickwood Classic. Before we get started, I want to give a shout out to the book by Clarence Watkins, “Baseball in Birmingham” for the historic photos. All are duly credited, and I highly…

All Roads Go Through Rickwood Field

Something old, something new. If there’s ever a city that exudes baseball history, it has to Birmingham, AL. Cooperstown, you say? Nobody really ever played in Cooperstown, despite what Henry Chadwick and the Mills Commission said. If you are looking for a living, breathing piece of baseball history, where no less than 113 members of…

You Never Forget Your First Time

Most of my blog posts have centered around going to minor league ballparks that I’ve never been to, and trying to capture the joy that is minor league baseball. Last weekend, though, I had the chance to take my first trip to the promised land, the mecca known as Dodger Stadium. Dodger Stadium is now…

Vin’s Final Season – First Homestand

  A couple of weeks ago I stated my goal this year was to watch every game and hear every call that Vin Scully broadcasts this season, his 67th behind the microphone for the Dodgers. Sadly, just two weeks into the season, I have to back off that goal a bit, and revise it to…

RubberDucks: A rose by any other name

Since their inception in 1980, the franchise now known as the Akron RubberDucks have gone through no less than 6 name and location changes: Lynn (Massachusetts) Sailors, Vermont Reds, Vermont Mariners, Canton-Akron Indians, Akron Aeros, and currently the Akron RubberDucks. They have changed stadiums and affiliations numerous times, most recently moving from Thurmon Munson Memorial…