As I've mentioned in a few previous blogs we enjoy seeing minor league baseball games when in different cities. By doing a search on the Minor League Baseball Website you can see if there are any teams playing nearby and what level of play you might expect to see.
We decided to travel down to Norfolk, VA (about 1 hour, 15 minutes) to see a game between the Norfolk Tides and the Durham Bulls. These teams play in the AAA International League. The Norfolk Tides are the farm team of the Baltimore Orioles and the Durham Bulls for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Harbor Park. This stadium opened for play in 1993 and has a seating capacity of just over 12,000 persons. That's a good sized park for a minor league team.
One of the several things we like about minor league games (other than cheaper prices) is the intimacy of the surroundings. The parking and stadiums are always easy to maneuver and you get a feeling of being more involved with the game.
|Panorama Before the Game|
|Shivering Before the Game|
And what would baseball be without goofy, between innings activities? Here we have the Racing Bottles of Local Wineries competing in today's challenge.
Another good day at the old ball game.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!