April Fool’s

I hope not. But if so, somebody should make it a reality anyways!

The Lancaster JetHawks will be serving sweet “po-tater tots” along with a side of syrup this season.

It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Play Ball!

Unwritten

Spring training is not exempt from the unwritten baseball rules, and that includes knowing when to shoulder the lumber

John Donaldson?

The Greatest Pitcher You’ve Never Heard Of

7 for 15 ain’t bad

At least if you are at the plate… In that case it is pretty impressive! Of course that is pretty atrocious for fielding…

I’m not certain where it stands in this sense, though.

Budget Travel came out with a list of 15 must see place for those under 15 with Fenway Park making the cut. If I were to include only one stadium for a run of the mill kid to go to, I’m not sure it would be Fenway. It is an amazing stadium to any fan just for the history behind it(or Wrigley for that mater), but if I’m just taking a kid to their first game I’d sooner go to a place like AT&T Park right along the water and filled with modern conveniences, or Camden Yards for an old school feel but still of modern design. 

Play Ball!

Just over a week away until MLB Opening Day
Sadly, I was informed “First pitch at 1:05p” doesn’t constitute reason enough for an early release
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Yet another example of how ballplayers have got it good, when do you ever hear the ump yell “WORK BALL!”?

4th July Roadtrip

Came across this while doing some research for my summer road trip.
Though perhaps a Doubleday Doubleheader promotion would be better alliteration, hard to beat a bobblehead giveaway. Not to mention “period” jerseys to be worn by both teams in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Washington Nationals playing (and losing 41-13 to) a team of soldiers from the 71st New York Regiment.
Tempting… tempting…

New Roster Addition

A thought came to mind while reading this, mascots should have their own stats/player bio page.
Tulsa just spent all this effort developing Hornsby, but where is his mention on their site? Not under Roster, Kids, Information, ONEOK Field, Promotions…
Seems like this could be one of the first things Vincent tackles in his new position as Mascot Coordinator.

Places I’ve been

An even dozen:

Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox MLB)
Nationals Park (Washington Nationals MLB)
Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners MLB)
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees MLB)
Cheney Stadium (Tacoma Rainiers AAA)
Dodd Stadium (Norwich Navigators/Connecticut Defenders AA)
New Britain Stadium (New Britain Rock Cats AA)
Calvin Falwell Field (Lynchburg Hillcats A-Advanced)
LewisGale Field (Salem Red Sox A-Advanced)
Richmond County Bank Ballpark (Staten Island Yankees A)
Melaleuca Field (Idaho Falls Chukars Rookie)
Fitton Field (Worcester Tornadoes Independent)

One Tiny Step for Nutritionists

One tiny step for nutritionists, one giant step back for concessions.
As I found out on Ben’s Biz Blog, the West Michigan Whitecaps decided to turn against the 69% of fans who voted for unhealthy options and went with the one healthy option for its concession stand debut this season. Nobody goes to get a Fenway Fennel or a Dodger Dill Pickle, and that showed when less than 1:3 fans voted for anything close to nutritious during the Whitecaps concession competition.
If you are from outside the Midwest League and have come to know of West Michigan Whitecaps, it is no doubt because of their giant gem of gluttony, the Fifth-Third Burger. If Chicks With Sticks makes a Man versus Food appearance… well it doesn’t mater because that publicity plug isn’t going to happen.

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