About Last Night: Johnson City Cardinals, June 27, 2016
This season, when I’m on the road, I’ll write a quick blog post about each Minor League ballpark that I visit. Then, upon my presumed return home, I’ll provide the multifaceted blog coverage that you have come to know and perhaps even love. Last night I visited Johnson City, Tennessee, the third stop on my 10-team Appy League road trip.
June 27: TVA Credit Union Ballpark (formerly Howard Johnson Field at Cardinal Park), home of the Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie-level affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).
Opponent: Elizabethton Twins, 7:00 p.m.
TVA Credit Union Ballpark, from the outside: (This photo was taken earlier in the day, before — cue ominous music — the rains came).
TVA Credit Union Ballpark, from within: The gates had opened, and the rains were getting close now.
Culinary Creation: The rains came, so I was unable to do my usual food overview. But let it be know, Dr. Enuf is available at the ballpark. People in Eastern Tennessee really love Dr. Enuf.
Ballpark Character: 18-year-old broadcaster Joey Liberatore, really wishing he could call a game that, instead, was postponed when the rains came.
Your Groundbreaking and Subversive Ballpark Joke of the Day: After failing to come up with a joke Sunday in Kingsport, I was hellbent on coming through in Johnson City. The rains were not going to stop me. Thanks to Cardinals assistant GM Zac Clark for providing the voice of “Socket.”
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) June 28, 2016
6/28: Bristol Pirates
6/29: Elizabethton Twins
6/30: Princeton Rays
7/1: Bluefield Blue Jays
7/2: Pulaski Yankees
7/3: Danville Braves
7/4: Burlington Royals