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  1. Highabove's Avatar
    Nice Reports.

    Keep up the good work.
  2. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    SO sorry the bacon promotion was a dud! I had such high hopes!

    Terry Ryan sure gets around. Keep an eye out... I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you see him again as your trip continues. He was here in Cedar Rapids in June when Beloit was in town. I approached him after the game, a bit nervously as well, but he couldn't have been more gracious. He was the one who was asking me questions and keeping the conversation going several minutes. You obviously have to respect the guy and not interrupt his work, but I sensed he genuinely enjoys talking baseball with fans. I've seen him do the same thing at times during Spring Training.

    Drive safe on your way up the coast! Maybe Gibson will be in Rochester by the time you get up there!
  3. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammond2ndHome
    If you have a smart phone, the game is actually updated throughout on the mobile site. I have been to many GCL games (live a few minutes away) and still cannot figure out who is inputting the game as it goes!! (ha ha) But, you can see the box score, lineup and the roster of players, etc, which means no pad and paper if you have a smart phone.
    Actually, I can tell you how that works. I was at the GCL game today for a few innings as well, and one of the Twins staffers here was doubling as the official scorer. Every half inning he would pull out his cellphone and call in the scoring for that inning.
  4. Hammond2ndHome's Avatar
    If you have a smart phone, the game is actually updated throughout on the mobile site. I have been to many GCL games (live a few minutes away) and still cannot figure out who is inputting the game as it goes!! (ha ha) But, you can see the box score, lineup and the roster of players, etc, which means no pad and paper if you have a smart phone.
  5. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    A bacon promotion in Florida? Wow... wouldn't have expected that. I've never heard of one of those and you would certainly think that if bacon promotions were prevalent anywhere, it would be here in Iowa! Make sure you let us know how that works out!

    I've seen so many minor league promotions that I really think it would be fun to somehow document all of the best promotions that various minor league teams come up with. In fact, you should start a list of all the promotions and in-game "contests" you witness on your trip!
  6. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crikket
    Great article, again!

    My sense has been that the FSL attendance, in general, isn't what you typically see in much of the rest of the country. I've been to a couple of FSL games over the years at the Yankees' ballpark in Tampa and both times I was struck by how sparse the crowd was compared to all of the minor league games I've seen in various other communities further north. Hopefully, when you get back up north to New Britain, you'll see more fan interest.

    Cool that you got to see Pavstache's rehab start, though.
    I think you are right, but I also checked their season average, and last night's crowd was about half the Miracle's average this year (and they about right in the middle compared to the rest of the league). Perhaps tonight will be better - there is some sort of bacon promotion.
    Updated 08-08-2012 at 04:27 PM by IdahoPilgrim
  7. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    Great article, again!

    My sense has been that the FSL attendance, in general, isn't what you typically see in much of the rest of the country. I've been to a couple of FSL games over the years at the Yankees' ballpark in Tampa and both times I was struck by how sparse the crowd was compared to all of the minor league games I've seen in various other communities further north. Hopefully, when you get back up north to New Britain, you'll see more fan interest.

    Cool that you got to see Pavstache's rehab start, though.
  8. glunn's Avatar
    Great article. I wish that I could be there, but you are doing a good job hitting some high spots. I look forward to the next installment.
  9. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98
    Those are fun

    There is a soda (pop) machine right by the bathrooms and the water in the water fountain (same area) is alright. I always get a water bottle with me when there and refill it from that. As far as figuring out who is who: if you venture behind the dugout cages, they post the line ups right by the opening of the cages to the field (you probably know what I mean) on a white board and update them as kids go in and out. As far as parking goes, the trees (even the little ones by those fields) are your friends.

    Enjoy!
    Thank for the tips!
  10. Thrylos's Avatar
    Those are fun :)

    There is a soda (pop) machine right by the bathrooms and the water in the water fountain (same area) is alright. I always get a water bottle with me when there and refill it from that. As far as figuring out who is who: if you venture behind the dugout cages, they post the line ups right by the opening of the cages to the field (you probably know what I mean) on a white board and update them as kids go in and out. As far as parking goes, the trees (even the little ones by those fields) are your friends.

    Enjoy!
  11. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    I'm really enjoying your reports and look forward to those that follow. I also admire your decision making skills! I'd have been the guy cussing himself out for sticking around for the washed out twin bill. Travel safe!
  12. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    This is awesome! I've never beento E-Town, but you painted the picture wonderfully. Thank you!
  13. John Bonnes's Avatar
    I'm really enjoying these updates. I'm looking forward to hearing about Elizabethton.
  14. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    Wow, you're in for a heck of a trip if you're hitting all of the affiliates! I'm anxious to keep up on your travels.
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