Originally Posted by doublem23
This is the first time that we hosted, one though, right? I'm pretty sure the last two Civil Rights games we played in were in Memphis and Atlanta.
But I agree, it's probably location and the general reputation of the city. Nobody is having a weekend-long celebration in Houston, for example.
It used to be a pre-season game. I think it was either last year or 2011 when it became a regular season game. I went to the 2008 game against the Mets in Memphis. It was the first time I saw Alexei Ramirez and was shocked at how skinny he was.