Minor League Roadtrip Haps

Discussion in 'Trolling for Minors' started by maurice, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    The International League (AAA) released their 2014 schedule super-early this year.

    The Charlotte Knights (Sox affiliate) will make their annual trips...
    - to Columbus and Toledo in late-May
    - to Indy and Louisville in late-July

    They also will be opening their new downtown home ballpark, so maybe I'll do a combo Louisville / Charlotte trip.

    http://www.milb.com/documents/0/1/8/578 ... kt7ng0.pdf
  2. Pig
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    Damn, have they ever released a schedule before the current regular season was finished? Looks like they're on top of things.

    I never made it to Louisville this summer. Wasn't enough time for me to do something like that. Maybe some year I can say I'll go without having to lie about it. :dunno:
  3. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    :orly:

    So that's who they are.
  4. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

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    Looks like a great location
  5. Pig
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    Wow, that is a great view from the stands. That may rival some of the MLB's better backdrops, in my opinion.
  6. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Minor league rosters starting to trickle out. No major surprises.
  7. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Per the other thread, it looks like Fed just got back from watching Charlotte @ Indy.

    Sunday, I'm leaving for Louisville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Chattanooga.

    Still bummed that I missed both Columbus and Toledo for the first time in a long time.
  8. IWMB
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    I'm on a minor league road trip.

    Chicago @ Minnesota

    :larry:
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    checking out the boise hawks tonight
  11. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

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    hawks lost
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  13. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Atmosphere 2?
  14. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    BA ranks MiLB ballparks. Sox affiliates come in at 1st, 3rd, and 23rd.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/best-ballparks-minors/

    Despite that, I have to say in all honesty that the list is bullshit. The best thing about #3 is that it's across the street from an awesome brewery, and the best thing about #1 is . . . nothing. Downtown Charlotte is absolutely sterile, and the ballpark is no exception. Downtown BHM is worse than sterile. When they first built the park, white people were terrified to go there.

    Downtown Indy is cool, but the park itself is no great shakes. Toledo is the opposite. The most laughably underrated parks on the list are Louisville, Pensacola, and Columbus.
  15. IWMB
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    Might be seeing the St. Paul Saints new place Labor Day weekend.
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  17. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Charlotte travels:
    - to Indy and Louisville at the end of July
    - to Toledo and Columbus mid-August

    At a minimum, I'll hit all 4 games in Louisville. That's my favorite MiLB park, considering location, views, fans, food, and beer.
  18. whitesox901
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    Saw the Knights in Toledo last Friday.

    Lost it in the 9th.

    :flush:
  19. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    2016 schedules are out. Charlotte travels:
    - to Toledo and Columbus April 23-28
    - to Indianapolis and Louisville July 21-27
    - to Louisville again August 29-31
  20. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

    I hate when they're in Toledo so early. You never know how faggy the weather will be.
  21. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    I hate when they're in Louisville so late. It was 100 degrees with 100% humidity this year.
  22. IWMB
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    :thinking: I might go check out the Springfield Cardinals (AA) tomorrow night. Playing NW Arkansas, the Royals affiliate.
  23. y2chae
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    How was your several hour drive with a complete stranger?
  24. IWMB
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    They ended up flying us in this morning

    :jolly:
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  26. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    2017 schedules starting to trickle out. No idea why they don't just release them all at once. Looks like we're headed back to Louisville and maybe Indy in July.

    In other news, the California League (A+) is losing two teams (Bakersfield and Adelanto), which essentially are moving to the Carolina League over the next 3 years.

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