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, upon returning to New York City’s comforting embrace, I will provide the unimpeachable blog coverage that you have come to know and love. So let’s get to it, lest it get to us!
April 18, 2015 — Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (Bragan Field), home of the Jacksonville Suns (Double-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins)
Opponent: Montgomery Biscuits, 8:47 p.m. ET start time (after a rain delay of one hour and 42 minutes)
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, from the outside:
The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, from within:
Culinary Delight: Salt and Vinegar Pork Rinds and Sweet Tea, from third party ballpark vendor Front Porch Kettle Corn:
Waiting for the Punch-Vine (my nightly attempt at telling an “original” ballpark joke in six seconds):
Does this count as a joke?
I think I’m hallucinating https://t.co/91XxdvGOjF
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) April 19, 2015
At Random: Suns owner Peter “Pedro” Bragan Jr. in his office
Last Song Played Over the PA: Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
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