A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wild Pitches

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I wanted to take a moment to say that I am dealing with some blog maintenance issues at the moment. It seems I have gone over my allowed storage space for photos! I THINK I can resolve this pretty easily but I am tweaking a few things here and there. I notice that I have accidentally deleted a few photos in some of my older posts, but I do have them saved on disks, so they should be replaced and back up in the next couple few weeks.

I might be a bit slow on posting while I am taking care of this.......

Monday, November 26, 2012

League Stadium- Huntingburg, Indiana

League Stadium in Huntingburg Indiana is currently the home of the Prospect League's Dubois County Bombers!

I wanted to stop and see this park recently for the simple fact that it was an former park in the Frontier league! 

The Dubois County Dragons played here from the late 90s until 2002.  This park seems a bit small by the Frontier League's current standards.

So, it is small, but the place packs a ton of dated charm!  Check out those retro signs!  Also, note the mentions of the "Rockford Peaches"!

The park reminds me a lot of Bosse Field in near by Evansville Indiana.  Both made appearances in the legendary film, "A League of Their Own."

I wasn't able to get inside of the Stadium (I was passing through very early in the morning) but I did find a couple of knot holes that allowed me to get a couple of good photos of the signs.

I am so happy that the Prospect League has a team here!  Huntingburg is a spectacular small town with a very cozy feel.  I hate to over use a cliche, but comparing the place to Mayberry absolutely works.

If you find yourself in Huntingburg for a Bombers game, allow an hour or two to hang out at the local coffee shop, "Cool Beans" and hit the great art, gift, and antique shops.

I will have to make a point to catch the Bombers next season.  This park looks great on a non game day.  I can only imagine how lively it must be when in use!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ray Soff 1986-1987 Cardinals

Ray Soff spent 13 years playing in professional baseball, including parts of 1986 and 1987 with the Cardinals!  Those same years Ray also contributed to the AAA Louisville team!

I asked Ray about playing in Louisville for the Redbirds and he said he loved his time in the area- "Some of the nicest people I've ever met".

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sandy Wihtol 1979-1982 Cleveland Indians

Sandy Wihtol spent parts of 3 seasons pitching for the Cleveland Indians.  In 1980 he made 17 appearances for the Tribe, collecting 1 win and no losses.

He sent a note recently about Kentucky!

He said that he greatly enjoyed Kentucky, and he just came back from a trip to Lexington and Louisville!

He says that these days the Giants are his team.

Sandy mentions that the fans in the Midwest and South are awesome!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Casey Barnes- 2012 Washington Wild Things

Casey Barnes has spent most of the last 2 seasons pitching for the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier League!  He was originally drafted by the Phillies and played for a couple of their minor league teams.

Casey signed a photo I took recently, and talked a bit about his young career.

He says he is biased, but he loves playing in Washington for the Wild Things because of the great fan support!

He says that if he had to pick another team's park to play in, it would be one of the parks belonging to the Beach Bums or the Miners.

Concerning affiliated baseball, Casey says that he likes the Phillies because they drafted him.  He says that they were a first class organization.

He says that he feels the Frontier League and NYPL are about the same.

Monday, November 5, 2012

West Virginia Power

I realized I didn't put any photos from West Virginia up this year!
I really enjoy catching the Power in Charleston.  Sure, there is a happening mall and other businesses near by, but the team and the park still have a very rural feel.
With the curvy green scenery close by, and the friendly locals, you know you are in West Virginia!
And I love everything that this team is doing.  The park is small, and cozy and the staff is friendly.