Take me out to the Ball game
Town ball in Minnesota is a summer tradition featuring over 300 teams playing in the small towns that populate the state. If you love baseball, you need to spend some time here. Today featured photo is of Cubs Field in the wonderful little town of Greenwald, Minnesota. It has a new grandstand and the team… Continue Reading →
What a week for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp! The second-place team in the division rolls into 121 Financial Ballpark and gets comprehensively thumped by the Shrimp who 5 of 6 from the Nashville Sounds in the River City. The wins included: a shutout, two walk-offs in a doubleheader, decent pitching, and timely hitting. Even the… Continue Reading →
My expectations for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp weren’t super high for last week’s six-game matchup against the Durham Bulls, and for good reason: the Bulls are the best team in Triple-A Baseball and score runs at will. My expectations were indeed met, as the Shrimp only managed to win two of the six games in… Continue Reading →
Today’s random baseball photo was sent to me by my good friend, and analyst of all things football, Christian Simpson. You’re looking at a crowded Guaranteed Rate Field during last Friday’s game between the White Sox and the visiting Houston Astros. I’ve spent many an evening at this underrated ballpark. It’s a fun place to… Continue Reading →
It’s been an interesting few weeks for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Starting with the ill-fated “crap pitcher’s mound game” in Memphis on June 29 and ending with the nice and easy win over Charlotte this past Sunday, the Shrimp have endured three doubleheaders, two rain-outs, a hurricane, and, finally, a walk-off win. The Shrimp went… Continue Reading →
The Catch decided to honor the All-Stars in its proximity – those being my amazing wife and daughter – with a nice All-Star Break over the past couple of weeks that consisted of a trip to Minnesota to visit family and some time camping, boating, fishing, and generally relaxing. But we’re back, somewhat refreshed, and… Continue Reading →
The Catch is in Memphis today to see our Jumbo Shrimp take on the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park. It’s our first time at this park, but we’ve had a fun day walkin’ in Memphis (to borrow a phrase) taking in the sights, watching some Euro 2020 at a brilliant Irish pub, and sampling the… Continue Reading →
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp ended last week where they began: firmly entrenched in third place. The Shrimp managed to go 3-3 against Durham last week, which meant they stayed 4.5 games back of the Bulls. So literally, the only thing that changed for the Shrimp over the last seven days was that their winning percentage… Continue Reading →
It is a Red Sox v. Yankees weekend once again, so here’s an advert from the June 1, 1971 edition of the New York Times highlighting the upcoming series at old Yankee Stadium on June 2nd and June 3rd. Very interesting that it was only a two-game series, and in the middle of the week…. Continue Reading →
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