This season, when I’m on the road, I’ll be writing a short, on-the-spot blog post about each Minor League ballpark that I visit. Then, assuming that I return home, I will provide the scintillating blog coverage that you have come to perhaps know and maybe even love. So let’s get to it, lest it get to us!
April 17, 2015 — Space Coast Stadium, home of the Brevard County Manatees (Class A Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers). The stadium also hosts Washington Nationals Spring Training.
Opponent: Dunedin Blue Jays, 6:30 p.m. start time.
Space Coast Stadium, from the outside:
Space Coast Stadium, from within:
Culinary Delight: No Wake Zone Burger (two burger patties with crispy fried onions, bacon, blue cheese)
Waiting for the Punch-Vine (my nightly attempt at telling an “original” ballpark joke in six seconds):
I forgot to do one of these tonight. I apologize to my legions of fans. To make it up to you, here’s a Vine featuring one of the best first pitches that I have ever seen.
And the dude has a surprisingly good arm. https://t.co/BqmgvGwZwJ
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) April 17, 2015
At Random: Men at work, kids at play. It’s all the same, really.
Last Song Played Over the PA: Once again, the songs kept on playing long after the last fans had left. Here’s the last one I paid attention to:
Next Up: Jacksonville Suns — TONIGHT! — April 18.
4/19: Mama, I’m Coming Home