An Odd Number of Odds and Ends

180pxmississippibraves In keeping with yesterday’s theme of "playing catch-up", here are a few more noteworthy Minor League news items that took root and blossomed during the past week.

Whodunit’s On First? — It may be the most awkwardly-named dining establishment in the United States (if not the entire world), but the Crystal Springs Ford Lincoln Mercury Cafe is nothing if not innovative. This year-round dining establishment is part of the Mississippi Braves’ Trustmark Park, and it will soon be hosting Murder Mystery Dinner Theater! On April 24th, while the Braves are out of town, the cafe will play host to "Final Cut", a zany comedy which features characters such as "Suzy Spud" and "Martin Scorecheese". Next stop — Broadway!

My Bologna — As a service to my readers, I will now provide the link to an article that focuses onTmhhead_logo787538_1
the Toledo Mud Hens’ new dining options for 2008 (via Ballpark Digest). The standout item, of course, is the fried bologna sandwich ("thickly sliced, fried, and topped with grilled onions and cheddar cheese on a kaiser roll"). On the food tip, MiLB.com’s weekly "At Home With…" column gives the featured team the chance to highlight their unique food items (deep-fried Pepsi in West Michigan, for example). If any teams would like to be featured in the column, or would simply like to brag about concession items, then please send me an email.

DIY Trading Cards — When the Staten Island Yankees did not issue a set of 2007 trading cards, blogger Robert Pimpsner (the man behind the excellent baby-bombers.com), took matters into his own hands. Check out his self-made, fully printable SI Yanks trading cards here.

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