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Atlantic League: Sugar Land Skeeters Constellation Field

I had the chance to check out the Sugar Land Skeeters’ Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas last night to see the Skeeters play the Long Island Ducks. Both teams are members of the top independent league, the Atlantic League.

The Atlantic League has been around since 1998 and employs the top talent on the independent circuit. With eight teams spread out around the country, Sugar Land is the one team not in the east, and the only one nowhere near the rest of the league. However, they are the defending league champions defeating none other than Long Island in last years championship series. It was their first title in the league since joining in 2012. Long Island has won 3 league titles.

Sugar Land is a suburb of Houston, so there is potential for huge crowds. But on the night I was able to get down for a game only 3,498 showed up. The stadium holds 7,500 and it felt pretty empty, but it is a really nice stadium. So here is my short review of the stadium and my seats. Forgive the not so great photos. I did not take my camera in and just used my phone.

Sugar Land Skeeters Constellation Field

I chose to sit in the club level which is called the Insperity Club. The tickets, which I purchased for $55, included an all-you-can eat buffet for the first 2 hours after the gates open.

What’s on the buffet?

From what I understand the menu changes from game to game, but on this night it included some decent food. The buffet included baked ham, pulled pork quesadillas, hot dogs, sausages, nachos, a salad bar, and some sort of pasta. I wasn’t interested in eating pasta so I did not get a close look. There was also a station with popcorn and peanuts plus two soda machines.

I tried a few of the different items on the menu. The pork quesadillas were very good. They had sour cream and guacamole too if you like that sort of thing. I opted for just a little bit of barbecue sauce which was really good. I also tried the hot dogs which were big a very good. However, I do have one recommendation. Do not get the hot dogs when you first arrive. I got one right away and it did not have time to fully cook and was cold. Later on I went back and got one during the game, and it was great.

An hour after the game starts, or two hours after the gates open, the buffet shuts down. But that does not mean it just ends. Around the top of the 5th inning they pull out the ice cream cart, Blue Bell. There were about 4 different flavors to choose from. To top it off you could choose a number of topics, but I just went with good old cookies and cream. It was a nice touch. They also had baked cookies and what looked like peach cobbler, but I opted for just the ice cream.

The Insperity Club is very nice too. It is air conditioned so if it is too hot outside, or too humid given where the stadium is, you can watch the game inside. There are some comfortable seats, including a few couches as well. Tables are abundant and several of them line the windows where you could sit and watch the game. Here is the view before the game where I had dinner.

 

Insperity Club Sugar Land Skeeters

There were two televisions in the club. One was showing the Astros game and the other the Skeeters game. There was also a pool table and a shuffle board table.

There is also a bar. The bar seemed fully stocked and had a good selection of draft beer. I did not look too closely at all it had to offer, but I did grab a beer at the start of the game. There were about 6 or so draft options including a few from Karbach Brewery in nearby Houston. This was a nice touch and I was glad to see they had some craft beer options and not just your normal Bud Light. The cost wasn’t too bad but still a bit high. A Karbach draft was $7.50.

The seats in the Insperity Club were nice. They were wider than normal, cushioned, and had a nice rail in front for drinks and food. The club sits above the press box right behind home plate and has the best views in the house. Is it worth the money? It might be. It would definitely be worth it if the weather was horrendously hot and humid. I was lucky that the night I was there it was very nice out.

Overall the stadium is very nice. There is a pool in left field, a playground with rides in center field, and a Pavilion in right. You can also bring a blanket and sit out on the berm in right field. There is a lot to offer families at the park, and there is so much for kids to do.

I enjoyed my trip to Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The level of play was good and included several former Major Leaguers including Lew Ford, Rafael Perez, David Aardsma, and Scott Maine. Not to mention that the manager for the Skeeters was Gary Gaetti. The stadium made the game though. It has a lot to offer and a regular seat is a great value. I’d highly recommend the trip if you are in the area.

You can get tickets by visiting SugarLandSkeeters.com or check out the team on Twitter @SL_Skeeters.

Sugar Land Skeeters Constellation Field

 

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Trip to a Frisco RoughRiders Game

It has been awhile since I posted. I am sad to say I don’t venture over here too often these days. This isn’t because I am not a baseball fan anymore, but more so because I don’t have the time to go to games. Over the past year I have been working my tail off trying to move up north to Alaska all while working on my master’s degree. Both have gone great so far and I move this weekend to take my very first teaching job. I am excited, but sad I have not had much time to dedicate to the site.

Over the past two summers I have seen very little live baseball, which saddens me. I hope that changes next year when I finally will have summers off to explore the US and all it has to offer.

With all of that being said, a few weeks ago I went to my second live game of the summer, the Frisco RoughRiders. It was my first time out to the stadium in Frisco even though I had lived off and on in the area for years. For some reason I just kept putting it off and putting it off. What finally got me to go was the giveaway. I figured I couldn’t miss it and I had the day off, which was rare on a Sunday.

So what was the giveaway that day, a Teddy Roosevelt swinging bobble head. Did I mention I am a history buff. In fact I will be teaching social studies.

Teddy Roosevelt Bobble Head

It is not the best picture. I just snapped it quickly after the game with my phone. I would take a better one but it is already packed and on its way to Alaska.

I loved the stadium and in fact it is one of my all-time favorites when it comes to minor league parks. There were a lot of amenities to enjoy, the food was good and reasonably priced, parking was easy, and it is a really good atmosphere. There isn’t much around the stadium itself, but there is so much within a short distance.

However, I did find something that I loved right behind the ballpark, an apartment complex. I could really see myself living there one day. I love the area, would love to teach there, and know at some point I will be back in Texas since it is home. The apartments were reasonably priced too and are pretty new from what I understand. What better way to spend the summer than either walking across the street to see a game or viewing it from the complex’s own suite overlooking the stadium. They are called Amli at the Ballpark if you are interesting in looking them up.

Like any other time I get to a stadium for the first time, I got there early. I love to take photos of the stadium itself and Dr. Pepper Ballpark is one of the best. I will not overload you with pictures here but will post a few at the bottom. If you want to see all I took you can visit my Flickr page. That link will take you to the Frisco album.

One of the things I love about minor league baseball is getting close to the players. I actually sat right in front of the home team’s bullpen which sits up in the stands. From there I could hear them talking. Topics ranged from who was doing good, and bad, and the MLB level for the Rangers and the topic of the day the women’s World Cup. The gold medal game was going on during the game.

I also love seeing some of the highly thought of prospects and the Rangers have their share. Jorge Alfaro, a highly rated catcher, was on the 7-day DL so I missed seeing him. I did get to see Nomar Mazzaro though who is a highly rated outfielder. He is the #2 rated prospect in the Rangers system by MLB. I also got to see the #5 prospect in outfielder Nick Williams.

Overall it was a great day for baseball. I sat in the shade and saw some good ball played. I’d love to go back to the park and perhaps live nearby one day. I am falling in love with minor league ball and when I return from Alaska in a few years want to live by a minor league team somewhere. I just don’t know where yet.

Here are a few pictures from my trip.

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Doing Research and Loving It So Far

I haven’t had much time to write lately because I have started my master’s degree in history and have spent most of my time with that.

However, I have spent most of this semester doing research for my research proposal which deals with baseball’s influence on the troops during World War II. In doing the research I have come across a lot of interesting stories and tidbits which I am going to start writing about.

I have really enjoyed this research so far, and I am only in the very beginnings of it, because it has had so much to do with baseball. And it really got me thinking about where I grew up and the old professional team that was there.

I grew up in Temple, Texas where the Big State League played ball for seven seasons back in the 40’s and 50’s. Prior to that there were teams back after the turn of the century up through the 1920’s. None of the teams were established and stayed for very long as one would fold after a few years and then a new one would come along in a different minor league soon after. None of the teams were ever associated with a Major League franchise, but a few future and former Major Leaguers would make their way through Temple.

Since I am moving back to Texas very soon, I have decided to do research on the old teams that played in Temple and the leagues they played in. I’m actually very excited about it all because I had always heard stories that there were teams, yet nobody I knew growing up really knew anything about these teams.

So in the future here look for more and more posts about the history of the game.

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A Trip to AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee

This past weekend I had the chance to make a short little baseball trip down through Tennessee and into Georgia. My first stop along the way was Rock City on Lookout Mountain. I didn’t realize there is so much to see and do in Chattanooga, and if you are ever in the area I highly recommend checking out some of the sites.

Anyway, my only night there I headed out to AT&T Field, don’t get it confused with AT&T Park in San Fran. The stadium opened in 2000 and was formerly known as BellSouth Park until AT&T bought out BellSouth in 2007. It seats 6,362 fans, but wasn’t nearly that full the night I was there.

It is a nice park with some newer amenities, but it was lacking one thing – shade! There was virtually no relief from the sun anywhere at the park. Most of the seating is down the first base line with a large beer garden with a patio down the left field line.

Despite the heat I really enjoyed the park. It sits just a short walk away from the Tennessee River where there is a nice little river walk area for walking, picnics, biking, and even river boat rides.

Sitting at the edge of downtown, Chattanooga is a nice little town that has the feel of a bigger one. The stadium sits up atop a hill overlooking the downtown area.

As you enter the stadium, after going up an escalator to reach the top of the hill, there is a small memorial for the AT&T Field Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame consists of just two inductees, one of which is legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. I found this a bit interesting and maybe a little over the top as the Lookouts have only been a Dodger farm team for five seasons.

The other Hall of Fame member is a little more fitting. Calvin Coolidge “Cal” Ermer was a former Lookouts manager during the 1950’s.

The outside of the stadium isn’t anything special especially during the day. At night there are baseballs that light up making it a bit more pleasing. But the best part of the outside of the stadium was the sign above the entrance. I’m not a Dodger fan, but I love tradition and as you enter the stadium you pass under signs that say “Welcome to Dodgertown, Tennessee”.

As for the game there were a few things that stood out. First of all, Sean Burroughs was back in the game playing third base for the Lookouts. If you aren’t familiar with his story, I’d recommend you Google it. In short he was a huge prospect (son of former AL MVP Jeff Burroughs and a Little League World Series hero) and he just didn’t turn out to be what everyone had hoped. He eventually found himself out of baseball and into the dark drug world. But he cleaned himself up and is making a comeback. I love to see someone get their life straight and use baseball as a means of helping to do that.

The other thing that stood out was the entertainment of the day, Myron Noodleman. If any of you has seen the movie Bull Durham, and if you haven’t go rent it right now, then you might remember the “Clown Prince of Baseball” Max Patkin. Well Noodleman has taken over that role as the fifth Clown Prince.

Noodleman was very funny. He would do skits on the field with the best being his “Dueling Signals” performed with a coach to the tune of Dueling Banjos. After he performed on the field he would venture into the stands during the game play and interact with fans performing even more comedy. He was very funny and I count myself lucky having seen him in action. You can see about Myron at his website, MyronNoodleman.com.

Another plus about the stadium is the good beer on tap there. Many places have the simple Bud Light or Miller Lite, but here in Chattanooga there were some better beers on tap such as Fat Tire and Lagunitas IPA. And if you are wanting a little something sweet, you can buy one of Chattanooga’s most famous snacks, a MoonPie.

Chattanooga is a great little town. I’m anxious to get back and see more including historic Engel Stadium which was home to the Lookouts from 1930-1999.

Here are a few photos I shot while at the game. To see more, check out my Flickr page.

At&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

At&T Field – Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

Entrance to AT&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

Entrance to AT&T Field – Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field Hall of Fame - Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field Hall of Fame – Chattanooga Lookouts

View of Downtown Chattanooga

View of Downtown Chattanooga

AT&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field – Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field – Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

Lasorda's Landing at AT&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

Lasorda’s Landing at AT&T Field – Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field - Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

AT&T Field – Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN – Home of the Nashville Sounds

Since I have been back in the States, I’ve tried to get out and see a few new stadiums. So one night not long ago, I headed out to see the Nashville Sounds play at Greer Stadium. I was actually excited to see the scoreboard but not much else. I’ve read a lot about Greer Stadium being one of the worst stadiums in the country, and it lived up to that.

Built in 1978, Herschel Greer Stadium leaves a lot to be desired. It is old and definitely shows its age. The seats are old with paint peeling, and not in the best shape. The concourse was small and unexciting. You can not see any of the action while purchasing a beverage or food either.

I went on Throwback Thursday which was fun in a way. The Sounds wear throwback v-neck jerseys that I really liked. They were a cool blue color and it definitely fit with the old stadium. They also had drink and food specials like $1 soda (very small cups) and $1 hot dogs (which weren’t worth a $1).

The stadium holds just over 10,000 people, but on the night I was there, and from what I hear many other nights, there weren’t nearly that many people there. Good seats were easy to find that night with such a small crowd.

Despite the lack of fans, it was a good time and there were a few very enthusiastic fans there as well. Part of the draw was the Sounds were playing the Memphis Cardinals and one of the most highly anticipated young prospects in baseball, Oscar Tavaras.

Tavaras showed in one at bat why he is such a highly touted young player. He hit a line drive back up the middle that from where I was sitting looked like it went through the pitcher and the second base umpire. It was simply smashed, and had it hit the pitcher he would have been seriously hurt.

I enjoyed my time, but more so for the baseball than for the stadium.

I was looking forward to seeing the iconic guitar scoreboard in left field. It was a cool looking scoreboard, but it too shows its age. There are no video boards in it, and it uses a simple low resolution color matrix board. The line score is shown in the neck of the guitar with some room in the headstock for the ball/strike/out count. In the body of the guitar is a small screen to show advertisements and other information about hitters/pitchers and such.

It’s a neat thing that I hope if they ever build a new stadium is moved along with it. It would need to be either upgraded or an additional scoreboard would need to be added to appease today’s fans. However, it fits right in with the Nashville scene and, maybe not as much as the bull in Durham, is one of the things the stadium is known for.

All in all, Greer Stadium is one of the worst stadiums I’ve seen in the US. I know there has been talk in the past of building a new stadium in downtown Nashville along the river. However, in this economy the money needed to partake in such a venture just hasn’t been there yet.

So with all of that said, here are a few photos I took before the game action started up. You can see more photos on my Flickr page.

Outside of Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Outside of Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 

 

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Visit to Pensacola Bayfront Stadium and the Blue Wahoos

One of the best places I’ve been to in ages is Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. I had the chance a few weeks ago to head down to the coast and check out the new stadium, and I am glad I did.

I lived just outside of Pensacola for a short time and I’ve had family in the area for over 50 years. I was able to see several Pensacola Pelicans games prior to the Blue Wahoos coming to town.

The Pelicans put on a good show. They played in the American Association during the time I lived there (they also played in the Central Baseball League and Southeastern League prior to the AA). It was always a fun time at Pelican Park, which was the University of West Florida’s field.

However, after a series of events that led to the Pelicans owner selling the team, buying another, then moving that team from North Carolina the Blue Wahoos were born. The Southern League, a Double-A affiliated league, came to town in 2012 two years after the Pelicans left town. And boy was it worth the wait.

Not only have the Blue Wahoos had some of the most exciting players in minor league baseball, heard of Billy Hamilton yet?, they built one of, if not the, nicest park in the minors.

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos play at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium built, well, on the bay. As you are watching the game, you are able to take in beautiful bay front views and enjoy a nice cool breeze if you are lucky.

The stadium is very beautiful and has a lot of amenities to offer any fan.

There is good food. I opted for the hot dog because that’s my favorite thing to eat at a game, and it was very good. But being on the water you can find some things that I’ve never seen before at a game like raw oysters or fresh caught shrimp. And they were no little popcorn shrimp. They were quite large and looked quite tasty.

There is a large scoreboard in right field which is state-of-the-art providing videos and other information for fans in attendance.

There is a large souvenir shop just behind home plate that has just about everything a fan could want, party decks in the outfield, and a great spot to bring the family behind the right field wall, Hill-Kelly Hill.

But perhaps the thing that stood out the most was the kindness of everyone at the stadium. There wasn’t one person I didn’t encounter that worked for the Blue Wahoos that wasn’t kind and polite. It was an amazing change from a lot of stadiums you go to where you can be largely ignored. Even the owner came on the scoreboard with a video message saying if there was anything we thought could be improved to let him or the staff know. He even gave a phone number to call him directly.

I actually got the feeling he was sincere and meant everything he said because of the employees that were there. And to be honest, there isn’t much that I could imagine improving.

A few other nice touches that I noticed included military personnel doing video messages asking everyone to stand for the national anthem. This was a nice touch in a city that is highly dependent on the military base there.

Also including some of the cities history and military heritage is a cannon in center field that goes off when a Blue Wahoo hits a home run and at the end of the national anthem. It’s a nice touch you don’t see in other stadiums that adds a little excitement and surprise if it’s your first time there.

I can’t speak highly enough about Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. If you are anywhere near the P-Cola area, it would be well worth  your time to head on over for a game.

Here are a few shots I took at the game. I hope you enjoy them.

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

 

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

A nice little amphitheater behind Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

A nice little amphitheater behind Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

View from CF at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

View from CF at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Looking down the right field line at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

Looking down the right field line at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

View from our seats down the left field line at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

View from our seats down the left field line at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

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Upcoming Baseball Stadium Trips

I’m excited about some upcoming trips to see some minor league and college baseball action.

My first stop will be in Pensacola, Florida to see the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. I lived a short time outside of Pcola and got to see a few games of the Pensacola Pelicans, the old American Association team. Since I have left the city has built a new stadium right on the water.

The stadium was named the 2012 Ballpark of the Year by BaseballParks.com. I’ve seen countless pictures of the stadium and heard so many rave about it. I can’t wait to get out and see a game there. I’ve wanted to see it since it was built but this is my first time now that I am finally back in the country. Add to it that I get to see some family, and it’s going to be a great trip.

Next week I have a nice double header planned. The Nashville Sounds play an early day game on Tuesday against the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Sounds play in historic Greer Stadium which opened in 1978.

The second part of my double header will be at Middle Tennessee State University. That night the Blue Raiders will host the Tennessee Volunteers. Neither team has had a great season so far, but it should be a heated in state rivalry.

There are a few other stadiums near by that I hope to visit in the coming weeks if I can find the time including the new stadium in Birmingham and perhaps try to make it a double header day if I can catch a day game at Rickwood Field or at least pay it a visit.

The other two spots I have in mind are a trip up to Nashville to catch Vanderbilt in action and/or head down to Huntsville to visit the Stars.

Stay tuned for pictures from my trip to Pensacola tomorrow. Although it might be delayed due to a weekend of golfing with family.

Till next time…

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Bryce Harper Puckers Up to Pitcher

Without a doubt, Bryce Harper is talented. But what happened on Monday night was a disgrace and the act of a douchebag. If he wants to be like Barry Bonds, hated by almost everyone, he is off to a good start.

In the 6th inning of the game Monday, Harper hits a home run to right field. A nice home run, but not worth the celebration that ensued. He started by admiring his home run with a long pause at the plate. This act in itself is not a good one. Act like you’ve been there before.

This, and rightfully so, upset pitcher Zachary Neal of Greensboro. So as Harper rounds the bases, Neal let’s him know of his displeasure for showing up the pitcher. And what is Harper’s reaction? It’s that of a twelve year-old. As he heads for home, Harper puckers up and makes a kissing motion at Neal.

In my book, this would earn Harper a few bruises in ensuing at-bats and some teammates as well. There has to be a message sent that this sort of behavior is not acceptable, and it could come from his own team as well.

You are a professional athlete Harper. Act like one! There are a lot of people, even non Nationals fans, who are anxious to see what you can do at the Major League level. But if this is an indication of how you will act in the future, you will have a lot more haters than supporters. It’s time to grow up and realize that your actions speak louder than your words. So act like you belong.

By the way, Harper and the Suns lost the game 3-2.

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Monday Mayhem – Minor League Brawl

This fight is brought to you by the letters H and R as in HR. This is between the Lansing Lugnuts and the West Michigan Whitecaps. TrueTv does a great job showing the fight with some closeups and who gets hurt.

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Minor League Games vs MLB Games

I love baseball. It’s been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I grew up cheering for Dale Murphy and the Atlanta Braves courtesy of TBS, and was hurt the day he was traded to Philly for Jeff Parrett. I celebrated in 1991 when we downed Pitt in the NLCS to make it to the World Series. It was the first time I had ever been able to cheer for “my” team in October, and I still hold a grudge against Lonnie Smith. Yes I know this year will be 20 years and its not good to hold grudges, but come on he should have scored on that double by Pendleton.

Anyway, I am going to get way too far off track if I continue down that road. My point is I love baseball and I love MLB. But there is something I would rather attend if given the chance and that is minor league baseball.

I will watch ANY baseball on TV which might make me a little strange to some. I can remember watching the Silver Bullets play on TV (yep that girls team). I watch Korean baseball all the time with no sound. I hate to miss the Little League World Series and I will watch any and all baseball I find on television. But going to a game, I think I have come to like minor league baseball the best.

The stadiums in MLB are the best in the world, but it has gotten so expensive that it is becoming unafordable for most families. If you are able to score tickets at a good price, it will be in the upper deck where you feel a mile away from the game. However, for the price of that upper deck ticket, and in many cases less, you can attend a minor league game and be close to the action.

Sure you give up watching the best players in the world, but the only difference in the players in the minors from the majors is consistancy. There are some really talented young players in the minors, and talented or not they are busting their hump because they know if they don’t tomorrow they won’t have a job. They are hungry to get to the next level. They hustle. When was the last time you saw a star in the majors hustle when he didn’t have to?

The best thing, besides the typical low cost, is being close to the players. I have been to a few games where I was able to talk to players. One game we talked to the left fielder. In between innings we would ask him where he was from, how he liked the small town he played for, and so on. It was great. He was happy to talk to us, and he promised us a ball if he ever ended the inning with a fly ball. Later in the game when we left to get something to eat while he was at bat, he hit a home run right where we should have been standing and after we returned he wanted to know why we were gone for his big moment. It was great to get down to a personal level with a ballplayer. Just a side note, that player has since made it to the majors.

You will never be able to experience something like that at a MLB game. Sitting so close to the field that the players can hear you when you cheer is great. Getting excited and cheering when someone makes a great play only to have them look your way in acknowledgment that they heard you is an awesome thing. Plus its easy to cheer for someone who is not make a lot of money to play a kids game. They play hard, get paid little, and really do appreciate when you cheer for them. Do you think Aroid really cares if you cheer for him when he makes a play at third base. No, he is only concerned about his paycheck coming tomorrow.

Don’t get me wrong. I love MLB games. It is the highest level of the game anywhere in the world. But when push comes to shove, minor league games give you so much more bang for your buck that they are not to be overlooked. After all imagine how many people will have memories of seeing players like Pujols, Jeter, or Chipper Jones when they were young and in the minors. The player that took the time to talk to us that night in left field might not be a superstar in the majors, but he’ll be a superstar to me for the time we shared and his kindness.

So what do you think, minors or majors?

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