At the start of last week, I was hopeful that the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp would roll into Durham and come away with a couple of wins at most. Little did I think that they would take four of six from the Bulls and look really, really good in doing so. So yeah, roadtrippin’ has certainly... Continue Reading →
Jumbo Shrimp Week in Review: Opening Night…and Not Much Else
The 2022 baseball season is upon us. Each season, hope springs eternal as we go into the campaign just knowing that *this* season will be our season. It sure felt that way on Opening Night as the teams lined up, sang the anthem, and heard “Play Ball!” for the first time. Then the actual games... Continue Reading →
The Catch’s 2022 MLB Predictions
Not long now before the first pitch of the 2022 Major League Baseball season. So, here are our 100% Guaranteed Accurate* 2022 MLB Predictions: American League East Toronto Blue JaysNew York YankeesTampa Bay RaysBoston Red SoxBaltimore Orioles American League Central Chicago White SoxMinnesota TwinsDetroit TigersKansas City RoyalsCleveland Guardians American League West Los Angeles AngelsHouston AstrosSeattle... Continue Reading →
Jacksonville’s Opening Day Was a Blast!
It’s tough to overemphasize just how important Opening Day is to the many small & medium-sized cities that host Minor League Baseball. Years of tradition & civic pride all wrapped into one great celebration. I’ve been to many over the years. It’s just the best thing to see. Opening Night in Jacksonville proved that it... Continue Reading →
One Week ‘Til Minor League Opening Day!
It's time to get hyped Jacksonville! Just one short week until our Jumbo Shrimp face the Worcester Red Sox for the very first time at 121 Financial Ballpark. First pitch is at 7:05pm. You can get your tickets here.
New Year, Same Ol’ Baseball
So…it’s been a few minutes since I last posted on this blog. Five and a half months - give or take a few days - to be exact. But here we are in 2022, a new year that feels eerily like 2021. And 2020. Don’t get me wrong, a lot has changed for the better.... Continue Reading →
Random Baseball Photo of the Day
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 →
Jumbo Shrimp Week in Review: Jax Wins the Battle of the Villes; Charlotte Away is Up Next
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 →
Jumbo Shrimp Week in Review: Slip Slidin’ Away; Nashville Comes to Town
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 →
Random Baseball Photo of the Day
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 →