Wow! It feels so nice being able to get out to the ball park again! It seems like baseball season ended two seasons ago!
I tried to catch a Bowling Green Hot Rods game a week or so ago. The weather was crazy when I was in the area though (the game was cancelled) and I did not get to see the team.
I have been able to catch the Legends. Thank goodness there are some bats on the team this year! The Lexington team looks great so far.
The Bats are playing at their beautiful park, and the Florence Freedom start up in about 3 weeks. Oh, and the Freedom will be playing 3 exhibition games in the middle of May too!
Speaking of the Louisville Bats and Lexington Legends, I watched the Reds beat the Astros last night. Many of the Reds players have spent time in Louisville, and several of the Astros started out in Lexington. It was great seeing Tommy Manzella and J.R. Towles with the big team now. It seems they were both playing for the Legends just the other day. I saw them at the SAL All Star game a few years ago, and Towles looked amazing in that single A home run derby.
There are plenty of great, fun minor league parks to visit right outside of the state too. The Indianapolis Indians, Evansville Otters, West Virginia Power, and the Major League Reds are close by. Plus, the state right to the south of us has many teams.
Here is a link to a story about the most unpopular teams in the majors. Sadly several of my favorite teams ranked at the top. My Indians are the number 1 must unpopular, the Reds are #3, and the Astros are #4. It is interesting the way the measured opinion. I love all 3 of these teams, but.....