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Old 07-20-2011, 02:50 PM
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Default Visited my favorite minor leage park on Monday

Took a few pics

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...655bd20&type=1

McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is special - no between inning gimmicks - just 38 miles from Boston

JUST BASEBALL

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:02 PM
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you may want to go to Fort Wayne, that stadium is better then most AAA ones.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:39 AM
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Louisville is fantastic
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:41 AM
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McCoy has quite the history - it started as a WPA project in the late 30's and was finally finished in 1946. Classic Rhode Island it wound up costing more to build than Yankee Stadium 20 years earlier.

Longest game in baseball history (33 innings) was played there in 1981.

Only 38 miles from Fenway (and 12 from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough) the franchise is now a major part of the fabric of Rhode Island and SE Mass.

All home games are televised on COX cable statewide in RI using the scoreboard cameras and WHJJ audio.

A sample
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...o_17082797&v=3

Pawsox radio puts many MLB teams to shame and every play by play announcer in the past 20 years is now working for either a MLB or NFL team.
(Mets,Rays,Giants,Nationals,Bengals)


Just a very well run operation
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:07 PM
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Louisville is fantastic
Out of town the one time I was in Louisville for training

DBAP isn't too bad, but maybe a little sterile.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:41 PM
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Fenway: Well said but I would add one more observation. The fan comes first at McCoy and is treated very well. Prices make it a family destination. On the field, the Red Sox always have quality prospects so the product on the field is also very competitive.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:40 PM
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Fenway: Well said but I would add one more observation. The fan comes first at McCoy and is treated very well. Prices make it a family destination. On the field, the Red Sox always have quality prospects so the product on the field is also very competitive.
Top priced ticket is $11

Boston's AA in Portland, Maine is also well run as is SS-A Lowell.

I have never heard anybody say they didn't enjoy Pawtucket

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:53 AM
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:41 PM
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Is that the team formerly known as the Hickory Crawdads? Have they been playing in the same stadium for a long time?

I saw a game at their stadium when they were a Sox affiliate, Sox against Hickory. It must have been 15 years ago. That stadium was nice enough, but I've also been to McCoy, and I agree with Fenway on this one.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:06 PM
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Is that the team formerly known as the Hickory Crawdads? Have they been playing in the same stadium for a long time?

I saw a game at their stadium when they were a Sox affiliate, Sox against Hickory. It must have been 15 years ago. That stadium was nice enough, but I've also been to McCoy, and I agree with Fenway on this one.
The Hickory Crawdads are still around I believe and that's the team I was referring to. I've never been to their stadium, I just love their name & emblem.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:08 PM
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Louisville is really nice....so is Toledo...as is Victory Field in Indianapolis...the worst one I've been to was in Columbus Ohio, but they have a new Stadium I need to visit...
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