minor league baseball

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    May 20, 2014 8:15 AM GMT
    I've been going to some AAA and AA league games; for AAA they're around $34 for the best seats in the house and just as much fun as a major league game. Although I have to say that the nearest AA league team, the Stockton Ports, isn't all that entertaining; their fans aren't very enthusiastic. But the nearest AAA league team, the Sacramento River Cats, have great fans. They also have lots of good food; garlic fries, etc. The Ports have rather lackluster food offerings.

    The team names can be rather amusing. I'm going to a River Cats game tomorrow evening; they're playing the El Paso Chihuahuas. I was looking at the web page for the El Paso Chihuahuas and was surprised to see that Jeff Francoeur is on their team. It's kind of sad to see someone who'd been in the major league having sunk to the minor leagues.

    I was wondering how much money they make in the minor leagues; crap wages according to this article.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20140212/minor-league-baseball-players-lawsuit/
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    May 29, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    I love minor league baseball and even though it has been a while, I had the chance to see the Binghamton Mets play in their home park in upstate New York. Minor league ball is fun to watch and maybe catch a rising star once in a while.

    Here in Central Florida, we have only one team currently and that would be the Brevard County Manatees that play over in Viera (a little less than an hour drive from Orlando). Rumor has it the Washington Nationals, who hold Spring Training in Viera, are looking to move--and so will the minor league team (which is an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers). The Manatees are looking to move to the Orlando suburb of Winter Park when a new baseball stadium is built on the campus of Rollins College there.

    If and when that happens, I'll go!