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  • whoisonit
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    Originally posted by Dennie Cunningham View Post
    It reminds me of when my father took me to a game back in the 50's for the same price. We will see the players hustling down to first to beat out an infield hit, have them sign a few autographs, talk to you and have a smile on their face. No of them making 28 million a year. Oh, how I love the lower minor leagues, it just brings back the days of yesteryear.
    Your post really confirms something I've always believed, but had no way of knowing if it was true.

    We go to alot of Atlantic League (independent) games. The Long Island Ducks & Citi Bank park most of the time. We also take the Port Jeff Ferry to Bridgeport, and the park is walking distance of the pier. We've taken a couple of road trips to Newark & Atlantic City for games too.

    It's such a great baseball experience. The leval of play is very good, the parks are beautiful. Players hustle & play hurt. Fans cheer and have fun. Parking at Citi is free. Soda, beer, hot dogs, ice cream etc... are dirt cheep. Your right on top of the action; you can hear the ball hitting the catchers mitt & hitting the bat. You can hear the ump, the players yelling "I got it". (in short - you can hear the sounds of the game). If you go early, the kids can hang over the railing and get as many autographs as they want AND talk to the players !

    No attitudes, no styling, no prima-donna's, just grown men busting their butt on every play so they don't lose their job to somebody who hustles more.

    I've always figured this is what it may have been like in MLB during the 30's, 40's etc..., that this is the atmosphere that made baseball America's most popular sport, second to none.

    Independent/minor league baseball is awsome !

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  • Dennie Cunningham
    started a topic Clearwater Thrashers Opening Day

    Clearwater Thrashers Opening Day

    Tomorrow is the opening day for the Clearwater Thrashers. Being a "senior", we obtained BOX seats at the cost of $4.00 (a pair of seats). It reminds me of when my father took me to a game back in the 50's for the same price. We will see the players hustling down to first to beat out an infield hit, have them sign a few autographs, talk to you and have a smile on their face. None of them making 28 million a year. Oh, how I love the lower minor leagues, it just brings back the days of yesteryear. I hope all of you have the same good time as I will have...............see you at the nearest minor league ball park. Oh, did I mention, it only cost $1.00 to park the car and every Thursday has 2 for 1 on beer..................
    Last edited by Dennie Cunningham; 04-02-2008, 10:50 AM. Reason: misspelled word

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