The great part about taking in games in different parts of this great country of ours is – in addition to the on-field, on-court, on-ice, on-track, etc., action – is the chance to partake in some truly unique regional dishes.
Do goats eat peanuts? Of course they do. But beginning in the 2019 season, Yard Goats do not.
The Hartford Yard Goats have announced that they plan to make Dunkin’ Donuts Park 100 percent peanut free for the upcoming minor league season in response to the growing number of severe allergies, particularly among children.
The Hickory Crawdads were bought by the Texas Rangers back in 2017. The Rangers have been generous in their allocation of resources for the upkeep of L.P. Frans Stadium, and it shows. This is a new pattern we’re seeing more and more of – major league teams buying their minor league affiliates and assisting in the development of coaching staffs and facilities. While in today’s landscape many teams feel the need to tear down and start over, the Crawdads and Rangers have successfully joined forces to ensure L.P. Frans Stadium ages in place.
A recent visit to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, made for an unexpected treat this month. I never knew I would have enjoyed such a good time at a baseball park during the offseason.
Ask any sports fan, no, ask any American, what their favorite food is, and the answer will often be “hamburger.” Ask these same people how they like their burger, and you will likely not hear the same answer twice. The hamburger is a most versatile food, with infinite ways to cook, accessorize and serve. If you venture to a few small towns in central Connecticut, you will find them prepared in a most unusual manner: they are steamed.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is mostly known as the spring training complex for the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is also host to the Salt River Rafters, a baseball team in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).