Archive for July, 2017

A Double Dose of MiLB Action

IMG_1110There’s a plethora of Minor League Baseball in the Mid-Atlantic and frankly, there’s no good reason to avoid it. As May turned to June, we had one particular date on the calendar: the weekend of June 3. Why? The Columbia Fireflies were visiting the Hagerstown Suns. Why was this noteworthy? The one, the only Tim Tebow would be paying a visit to Hagerstown. As a Gator, I had to be there.

Unsurprisingly, tickets were hard to come by, but we managed to secure some grandstand seats for Sunday, June 4. The game was sure to be close to a sellout. We grabbed tickets for Hagerstown, accompanied by a few friends and were excited (well, I was; Ansley can’t stand Tim Tebow. Must be the two national championships he won with Florida while she was at Georgia…)

One would think an afternoon in Hagerstown would satiate our baseball appetites, but fear not friends, the title of this post is not a misnomer. No, no. We caught the Frederick Keys on the way home, because one game on a Sunday afternoon is just not enough!

Let the adventures begin!

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PNC Park (and Pittsburgh) is a Jewel

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Since opening, I regularly gasped at the views from PNC Park on television. After a weekend trip to Pittsburgh, I can unequivocally say, TV does not do PNC Park justice. From the moment you take a seat in the park’s upper bowl and see the Steel City’s skyline is breathtaking. It’s like seeing your favorite movie on the big screen for the very first time. No matter how many glowing reviews I read, or how many pictures I saw, nothing prepared me for the incredible view I enjoyed for what was otherwise a lousy game (spoiler alert: the Mets crushed the Pirates).

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