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 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…

A Wet But Peaceful Night In Altoona

Editor’s note: unlike my other blog posts, this is not my typical stadium review of PNG Field in Altoona. For those who want a more in depth article on PNG Field and the Altoona Curve, please click here to read about my visit in 2015. “The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains,…

Up and Coming MiLB Executive – Craig Warzecha

I’m heading into my fourth season blogging about Minor League Baseball, visting stadiums and ocassionally giving a little history about the stadiums. My general rule is not to visit the same team or stadium more than once, but rules (like diets) are made to be broken. There’s one place in Florida that I keep going…

Tebow Mania: It’s real, I was there!

Last month I had a chance to experience “Tebow Mania” first hand. I had heard the stories, read the articles. But really, could ONE guy, who ended the season hitting a combined .226/.309/.347 really have the effect that everyone said he had? I have to say, emphatically, yes! I decided last minute to see Tim…

Red Sox of the South

Red Sox…. Fenway Park…. Green Monster…. and deep fried oreos? Is this a cross up in the space-time continuum? Nope, it must be Salem, Virginia and home of the Salem Red Sox! While I have yet to see a Red Sox game in Fenway Park (I did get to experience playoff action against the Yankees…

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…