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…

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,…

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,…

Pulaski Yankees: Small Town Park, Big League Fun!

Dateline: August 4, 2018 Location: Pulaski, VA Pulaski: a town in Pulaski County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,086 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pulaski County I’ve lived in Northern Virginia since 1987. Until I started my blog, if you had asked me if I had heard of Pulaski, if…

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…

Brooklyn Baseball and Coney Island – Winning Combination

Unlike my drive to NY last weekend, this will be a somewhat abbreviated post. Why, you ask? Well, when I left the friendly confines of Fairfax, VA on Saturday, Google Maps said it was a 4:24 drive to the Cyclones. Plenty of time, I thought. I was leaving at noon, so I figured I would…

Canines and Crustaceans: An Evening With the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp…

My Spring Training Game in Lynchburg

Growing up in St. Petersburg, FL, I always looked forward to spring training. We were home to both the Mets and the Cardinals. Back then, it was a time to shake off the rust, actually get in shape, refine your skills, and come together as a team. From players to managers to umpires, it was…

Wild Walkoff Win in Wilkes-Barre

OK, so all alliteration aside, this weekend’s road trip took me to Pennsylvania again to see the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders host the Rochester Red Wings at PNC Field. I’ve seen a number of games on the US15-I81-I78 corridor, including the Fredrick Keys, Reading Fightin Phils, Harrisburg Senators, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Other teams I’ve…

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…

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…