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 Post subject: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:34 pm 
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I try to follow the minor leagues as much as possible and I live near the Yankees AAA affiliate, but this caught my eye. The Phillies AAA team moved to Allentown this season and they are called the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Yes, the name is bizarre, but the team is 3-24. That's really bad. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:56 am 
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bucco boy wrote:
I try to follow the minor leagues as much as possible and I live near the Yankees AAA affiliate, but this caught my eye. The Phillies AAA team moved to Allentown this season and they are called the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Yes, the name is bizarre, but the team is 3-24. That's really bad. :oops:


I'm actually going to see the Iron Pigs play Memorial Day weekend, LOL! I heard the stadium is awesome. It doesn't matter to me if they are bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:02 am 
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Zane41 wrote:
bucco boy wrote:
I try to follow the minor leagues as much as possible and I live near the Yankees AAA affiliate, but this caught my eye. The Phillies AAA team moved to Allentown this season and they are called the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Yes, the name is bizarre, but the team is 3-24. That's really bad. :oops:


I'm actually going to see the Iron Pigs play Memorial Day weekend, LOL! I heard the stadium is awesome. It doesn't matter to me if they are bad.

That must explain why you're a Pirate fan. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:07 am 
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Willton wrote:
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bucco boy wrote:
I try to follow the minor leagues as much as possible and I live near the Yankees AAA affiliate, but this caught my eye. The Phillies AAA team moved to Allentown this season and they are called the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Yes, the name is bizarre, but the team is 3-24. That's really bad. :oops:


I'm actually going to see the Iron Pigs play Memorial Day weekend, LOL! I heard the stadium is awesome. It doesn't matter to me if they are bad.

That must explain why you're a Pirate fan. :lol:


LOL. I'm a Pirate fan because I root for the team. I'll be visiting friend in Allentown, so as far as the Iron Pigs are concerned, it doesn't matter if they're good. I'm just going for the experience and something to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:37 am 
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bucco boy wrote:
I try to follow the minor leagues as much as possible and I live near the Yankees AAA affiliate, but this caught my eye. The Phillies AAA team moved to Allentown this season and they are called the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Yes, the name is bizarre, but the team is 3-24. That's really bad. :oops:


Is that the same team Russell managed last year? I remember people arguing that he had a losing record, but if it was with that bunch, who can blame him. At least he wasn't 3-24.


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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Speaking of Minor League Baseball,

The Altoona Cuver had an awesome promotional night a few days back...

Forgotten American President's Day on April 21st

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"Salute to Forgotten President's Night" (Monday, April 21 vs. Akron): James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, James Garfield and Martin Van Buren get their moment in the sun (or at least in the lights of Blair County Ballpark)as the Curve give a wonderful history lesson on some of the less-recognizable U.S. Presidents in history. And listen up all of you Tafts, Roosevelts, Hoovers and Harrisons... any fan who shares the same last name as any of the 43 U.S. Presidents will receive a half-price ticket to that night's game. In a pure coincidence, the Pennsylvania Primaries will take place the following day (April 22).

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:52 pm 
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Speaking of Minor League Baseball,

The Altoona Cuver had an awesome promotional night a few days back...

Forgotten American President's Day on April 21st

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"Salute to Forgotten President's Night" (Monday, April 21 vs. Akron): James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, James Garfield and Martin Van Buren get their moment in the sun (or at least in the lights of Blair County Ballpark)as the Curve give a wonderful history lesson on some of the less-recognizable U.S. Presidents in history. And listen up all of you Tafts, Roosevelts, Hoovers and Harrisons... any fan who shares the same last name as any of the 43 U.S. Presidents will receive a half-price ticket to that night's game. In a pure coincidence, the Pennsylvania Primaries will take place the following day (April 22).


I love minor league baseball in some ways I love it more that the major league. Seats are close and cheap, parks are awesome, promotions entertaining as hell AND THE BEER IS CHEAP!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:42 am 
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Any of you guys ever been to an Erie Seawolves game? It's a pretty cool little park, and a fun town. It's an easy weekend trip. If you have little ones, Presque Isle is a beach on lake Erie, there's a very fun waterpark, etc.

Altoona is an even-better stadium, there's just not as much else to do in the town, imho.


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 5:25 pm 
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Mayor Mystery wrote:
Any of you guys ever been to an Erie Seawolves game? It's a pretty cool little park, and a fun town. It's an easy weekend trip. If you have little ones, Presque Isle is a beach on lake Erie, there's a very fun waterpark, etc.

Altoona is an even-better stadium, there's just not as much else to do in the town, imho.


Theres Lakemont Park that surrounds the stadium...they used to let you ride the rides for free after night home games if you showed your ticket stub at the door...
A few miles up the road in Tipton is another park, DelGrosso Park...Both offer water rides and can be fun even for adults...
There's also the Horseshoe Curve, which was a train path that made a horseshoe shape to get through the mountains...
There is also the Altoona Railroader's Museum for people who are train buffs
In Duncansville and Hollidaysburg, both very close together and not far from Altoona they have many many many antique shops

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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Mayor Mystery wrote:
Any of you guys ever been to an Erie Seawolves game? It's a pretty cool little park, and a fun town. It's an easy weekend trip. If you have little ones, Presque Isle is a beach on lake Erie, there's a very fun waterpark, etc.

Altoona is an even-better stadium, there's just not as much else to do in the town, imho.

Plenty to do in Altoona, as long as you like trains.

You could also do a fly fishing and baseball day/night doubleheader if you don't mind a moderate amount of driving and a long Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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I have been to 19 different minor leauge parks. Most have something to offer. One of the parks I was truly disappointed in was Consol Energy Park. The home of the Wild Things.

Best place that I have seen a minor leauge game was in Reading Pa.
Erie and Altoona are good to. Camden N.J. has a great field in real BAD Neighborhood.

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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Camden NJ is in its entirety a real BAD neighborhood. The Thunder need to relocate to Newark, as crazy as that sounds.

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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[quote="[/color]. The Thunder need to relocate to Newark, as crazy as that sounds.[/quote]
The Camden River Sharks play independent ball in the Atlantic leauge at Campbell's Field. Campbell's being of the soup variety. MmMmm Good!

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:45 am 
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old juan wrote:
I have been to 19 different minor leauge parks. Most have something to offer. One of the parks I was truly disappointed in was Consol Energy Park. The home of the Wild Things.

Best place that I have seen a minor leauge game was in Reading Pa.
Erie and Altoona are good to. Camden N.J. has a great field in real BAD Neighborhood.


I agree about the Wild Things park, Juan. The games are fun but it's really in spite of the stadium. They have lots of fun promotions, cheap food and beer, the team is generally competitive for its level of play.

In fairness, Frontier League parks in my experience are of an entirely different level than the parks of affiliated teams. Compared against its competition (other Frontier League teams), Consol Energy Park is average from what I've seen and from what others have told me.


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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nad69dan wrote:
Mayor Mystery wrote:
Any of you guys ever been to an Erie Seawolves game? It's a pretty cool little park, and a fun town. It's an easy weekend trip. If you have little ones, Presque Isle is a beach on lake Erie, there's a very fun waterpark, etc.

Altoona is an even-better stadium, there's just not as much else to do in the town, imho.


Theres Lakemont Park that surrounds the stadium...they used to let you ride the rides for free after night home games if you showed your ticket stub at the door...
A few miles up the road in Tipton is another park, DelGrosso Park...Both offer water rides and can be fun even for adults...
There's also the Horseshoe Curve, which was a train path that made a horseshoe shape to get through the mountains...
There is also the Altoona Railroader's Museum for people who are train buffs
In Duncansville and Hollidaysburg, both very close together and not far from Altoona they have many many many antique shops


Don't get me wrong, I didn't say that as a knock against Altoona as much as praise for Erie. I've had a lot of fun times in Erie through the years.


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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Mayor Mystery wrote:
old juan wrote:
I have been to 19 different minor leauge parks. Most have something to offer. One of the parks I was truly disappointed in was Consol Energy Park. The home of the Wild Things.

Best place that I have seen a minor leauge game was in Reading Pa.
Erie and Altoona are good to. Camden N.J. has a great field in real BAD Neighborhood.


I agree about the Wild Things park, Juan. The games are fun but it's really in spite of the stadium. They have lots of fun promotions, cheap food and beer, the team is generally competitive for its level of play.

In fairness, Frontier League parks in my experience are of an entirely different level than the parks of affiliated teams. Compared against its competition (other Frontier League teams), Consol Energy Park is average from what I've seen and from what others have told me.


I have been to two other Frontier leauge parks. I saw the now defunct Johnstown Johnnies. The stadium in Johnstown needed fixed bad. It could of been great but they let it fall apart. So the Johnnies moved out. I read where they rebuilt it and A.A.U. games are played there.

The other park was in Chillicothe Ohio. Home of the Chillicothe Paints. Great little ball park, lots of old time charm.

The Atlantic leauge which is independent ball has really nice parks. I know Camden is great but I hear the York Revolution and The Lancaster Barnstormers have very nice parks. I also hear those two parks are hurting the Harrisburg Senators attendance.

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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I'll be heading to Eastlake, Ohio July 7 to take in the Lake County Captains and Hickory Crawdads. It will be my first minor league experience!


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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Ollie wrote:
I'll be heading to Eastlake, Ohio July 7 to take in the Lake County Captains and Hickory Crawdads. It will be my first minor league experience!


Enjoy it. The reviews of that park have been pretty good. The main complaints seem to be about the parking and inflated ticket prices, not the park itself. Also it can be a tough ticket to get, so buy your seats in advance. Most games in the Minors have a promotion.

I would be interested in hearing a report about your experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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I am curious about the frontier league park used in Slippery Rock. Anyone been there ? How is the park?


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 Post subject: Re: Minor League Baseball
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I am curious about the frontier league park used in Slippery Rock. Anyone been there ? How is the park?


Haven't been there, but I thought they were playing at the University's field. I think they only did that because some other franchise folded and they needed to field a team and needed a place to play. I was also under the impression that the team was temporary until they got one in another market, unless the SR area was able to draw well enough.


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