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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2018, 01:53:08 PM »
Went to a good amount of PawSox games as a kid with lots of family in Rhode Island.  Used to love the portraits of the former players walking in.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #101 on: August 25, 2018, 01:42:58 AM »
End of an era in Pawtucket. The PawSox are moving to Worcester after the 2020 season. Essentially because the state of Massachusetts would give them money and Rhode Island wouldn’t.
PawSox moving to Worcester is a capital B BAD idea. IMO, there's no way that they'll be able to fill up a 12,000 seat stadium on a regular basis there when Fenway is less than 45 minutes away. Plus the proposed stadium (Polar Park! Only upside is  it'll be only park where you can get fresh seltzer on tap!) is in Kelley Square, which is one of the most hellacious intersections I've ever seen. Can't imagine this working well. I feel like Lucchino and co. are gonna regret this move quickly.

I have a bunch of friends in Worcester and their collective reaction is "Huh?". Not a bunch of excitement. Except for possibility that Ric Flair will show up for the inaugural WooSox game.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #102 on: August 28, 2018, 02:15:33 PM »
Went to my last Sea Dogs game of the year. They lost 8-4. Seems like most of the games I've been to this year have been them losing by four runs.  New Hampshire Fisher Cats have both Craig Biggio and Dante Bichette's kid playing for them. Bo Bichette definitely seems like a potential stud. Went 3 for 5 with two doubles and a homer. Fisher Cat Jon Berti also hit for the cycle. I think that's first time I've seen someone hit for the cycle. Cool stuff.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2018, 11:32:41 AM »
The Durham Bulls were forced to play the entire Governors Cup finals (International League championship) in scranton. I went to games one and five, got to see the Bulls celebrate. Great accomplishment for them, and I never want to hear minor league fans bitch about playoff home field again.

I’ve been out of my groove the last few years, but this year I managed to hit Citizens Bank Park and also visit the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, Reading Fightin’ Phils, Clearwater Threshers, Lakewood Blueclaws and Williamsport Crosscutters. All five Phillies affiliates and the big club. Also got to the Futures Game, a Tampa Bay Rays game and several Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders game. Good baseball summer.

The affiliation shuffle commences soon. Fresno and the Astros are not renewing. It seems likely the Astros will land with San Antonio’s new AAA team. If the Rangers and Round Rock renew that leaves Fresno, Las Vegas and Nashville to sort out the Nationals, Athletics and Brewers.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2018, 06:43:05 AM »
The Las Vegas 51s become the new affiliate of the Oakland A's. Hearing the Astros are actually heading to Round Rock. Assumption is San Antonio becomes a Rangers affiliate.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2018, 09:14:55 AM »
San Antonio remains with the Brewers (San Antonio moved from Colorado Springs, the Brewers’ previous affiliation. The Rangers sign an agreement with Nashville. That leaves the Nationals stuck with their AAA team in Fresno, California.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2019, 05:57:48 AM »

I guess this is one way to try and get fans to your minor league team's lame duck last season..

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2019, 06:20:06 AM »
It's a collegiate summer baseball league. That's not entirely inaccurate.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #108 on: May 26, 2019, 04:07:13 AM »
Just finished watching the first half of the women's college lacrosse NC final and, man, it is such a mindfuck to listen to Stugotz actually speak knowledgeably about a sport, instead of spitting refried hot takes.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #109 on: May 26, 2019, 04:11:54 AM »
In going down the rabbit hole of those Funko Pops, I found out that the Mariners minor league team the Everett AquaSox have their stadium sponsered by Funko and do several Pop Giveaways.

This August they are doing a special commerative Jay Buhner Aqua Sox Funko Pop and I feel like I need to take a trip to Everett, Washington.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #110 on: July 30, 2019, 02:11:18 AM »
Deep dive on this one. I remember attending a USA/Japan exhibition in Scranton in my youth. Dig some digging and was able to find this gem.

http://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1993-07-21-2937056-story.html

1993, a game that featured collegians Todd Helton, Todd Walker and Russ Johnson. Hiroki Kokubo of Japan went on to hit 413 home runs in Japan.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2019, 12:16:55 PM »
There's a brother who went to Providence, playing for the US in the Pan Am Games, named David Duke, Jr. Does that amuse anybody besides me?

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2019, 12:42:22 PM »
I have some family ties to Providence so I did a double take the first time I saw him last year
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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2019, 02:01:06 PM »
Also at the Pan An Games, gold medals were awarded today in dressage, mixed team trap shooting, and men's and women's squash. The United States won all four, which hardly seems surprising to me: if those aren't the three most MAGA sports in existence, they gotta be in the Top Ten, right?

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2019, 03:11:47 PM »
I need to find my old programs from the two Babe Ruth World Series in the 90s I was in (as bat boy). I am curious to see if ANY of those kids from across the country that descended to my town made it to the minors/majors. Statistically at least ONE of them, right? Also, indicative of human nature that even at the preteen to teen level of sports how many baseballs got shoved into the dugout for us to sign (yes, they even demanded bat boy sign, consistently).

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #115 on: August 14, 2019, 06:17:36 AM »
A man died during the Fresno Grizzlies' taco eating competition.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2019, 01:39:07 PM »
I went to what might be my last PawSox game tonight (unless I go next year).  It was the first time I was in a luxury suite thanks to my boss and her husband.  Highly recommended if you can swing it.  There might have been less than 500 people in the stadium and they looked like shit on offense, though (3 hits, losing 4-0).  I saw Chris Chavis and Rusney Castillo (the only two PawSox I recognized), so yay?

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #118 on: August 27, 2019, 02:45:59 PM »
I went to what might be my last PawSox game tonight (unless I go next year).  It was the first time I was in a luxury suite thanks to my boss and her husband.  Highly recommended if you can swing it.  There might have been less than 500 people in the stadium and they looked like shit on offense, though (3 hits, losing 4-0).  I saw Chris Chavis and Rusney Castillo (the only two PawSox I recognized), so yay?

I had a ton of family in Rhode Island and lived there for a year when I was little so I remember taking many trips to McCoy as a kid.  It is weird to hear about them moving as even though I haven't been to a game in probably over 25 years, I still try to have a fresh PawSox hat in my hat rotation.
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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #119 on: August 28, 2019, 10:16:58 AM »
The Blake Bivens stuff is heartbreaking. A go fund me already has $33000 raised which is nice to see given the circumstances.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #120 on: August 28, 2019, 10:21:35 AM »
I used to go to a ton of Pawsox games, I really liked McCoy Stadium, even moreso after the renovation. When I was a kid, being able to walk down the street and see a game any day for dirt cheap, was great. No Chance will I ever go to Worcester to see them now.

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Re: The Minor League Sports Bullshit and Miscellania thread
« Reply #121 on: September 03, 2019, 10:57:34 AM »
Crazy game in Scranton today. The Railriders and Syracuse Mets found themselves in a one game playoff for the division crown. The Mets led 7-1 at the seventh inning stretch and then all he’ll broke loose.

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/scrantonwilkes-barre-railriders-punch-ticket-to-playoffs-with-big-comeback/c-310518030