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Re2pect: Thank you, Captain

One more MiLB post...

As a follow up to my last post, here is a current list of my MiLB venue visits.

Short Season Single A
Hudson Valley Renegades
SI Yankees
Vermont Lake Monsters
Boston Cyclones
Tri City Valley Cats
(Aberdeen and Lowell are the two others on my wishlist for this division)

AA Eastern League
Trenton Thunder
Binghamton Mets
New Britain Rock Cats
Manchester Fisher Cats
Portland Sea Dogs
(Altoona, Bowie, and maybe Reading, are the others on my wishlist)

AAA International League
Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees/Railriders
Syracuse Chiefs
Pawtucket Red Sox
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Louisville Bats
(Durham, Toledo, Columbus and Rochester are all on the wishlist)

AAA Pacific League
Oklahoma City Redhawks (rain out)
Omaha Storm Chasers
Iowa Cubs
 (hmm, haven't really come up with a wishlist for the rest of this group...)

Single A Carolina League
Wilmington Blue Rocks

Short Season Single A Midwest League
Quad City River Bandits 

Independent Leagues
Bridgeport Bluefish
Wichita Wingnuts

My last big trip c…

MiLBing Around 2014

It's been a while since I put up one of these old-fashioned blog posts...I think that is mostly because, for better or worse, I can squeeze into a Facebook post what I used to put up here. But, for old-times sake, I thought I would turn to Blogger, as I miss my "And here I am..." launches on this page.

With Labor Day Weekend behind us, the regular season of the 2014 MiLB season is over. I could have done "And here I am..." a bunch of times this summer, as it has been a great season for me seeing Minor League venues. I've visited another seven this year, plus one more independent league game, and have seen ballgames in six new states. (Really, I've seen quite a bunch since posting this in 2011.)

I'll mention quickly that, with the Major League ballpark crusade done, I don't have any similar Minor League goals. Nope, no desire to see all of the AAA venues or all the AA venues, or even all of my more local NY-Penn (short season, single A) venues. B…