About Yesterday Afternoon: New Britain Rock Cats, August 30, 2015
This season, when I’m on the road, I’ll be writing an on-the-spot blog post about each Minor League ballpark that I visit. Then, upon my return home, I’ll provide the multifaceted blog coverage that you have come to know and, perhaps, love. Let’s get to it, lest it get to us!
2015 “On the Road” landing page — including complete itinerary — HERE!
August 30, 2015: New Britain Stadium, home of the New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies)
Opponent: Portland Sea Dogs, game time 1:35
New Britain Stadium, from the outside:
New Britain Stadium, from within:
Culinary Creation: This was the last game in New Britain Stadium history, as the team is moving to Hartford in 2016. This special occasion, coupled with the advent of my designated eater having to cancel, led to the decision to not focus on food this afternoon. So, this is the best I got.
Ballpark Character: New Britain staple Al Nelson, 88, who rode his bike to the game.
At Random: At the team store, pretty much everything was for sale. Want some signage?
Your Groundbreaking and Subversive Ballpark Joke of the Day:
Your groundbreaking and subversive ballpark joke of the day, @RockCatshttps://t.co/Jc9lGyNlDC
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) August 30, 2015
8/31: Lowell Spinners
9/1: Pawtucket Red Sox
9/2: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
9/4: Portland Sea Dogs
I went to my first real minor game at Old Beehive Field. I loved New Britain Stadium and the Rock Cats. I drove up from NYC about 5 times a year to go to games.
They will always be a great memory and it is a true tragedy that they are leaving