You spend a lot of time and mileage traveling to ballparks around the country and sometimes you can find yourself pleasantly surprised in the simplest of ballparks.
There are a few new additions at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey that management hopes to improve the experience at one of the better parks in the state. A biergarten, miniature golf course, and boardwalk games are a few of the new items this year.
In so many ways, FNB Field is the antithesis of what rural Pennsylvania is believed to be. In a working class city, FNB Field is a mini vacation. It’s a place to escape the cramped-up nature of downtown and kick back on a calm summer night with Island Time Baseball.
Some ballparks have names that just roll off the tongue. Others have names that easily translate into catchy nicknames. Alas, the ballpark in Manchester, New Hampshire has never enjoyed either of these luxuries. Born in 2005 as Fisher Cats Ballpark, the ballpark was re-christened as MerchantsAuto.com Stadium in 2006. In 2011 Northeast Delta Dental insurance entered into a ten year naming rights deal.
Chukchansi Park (formerly known as Grizzlies Stadium) is host to the PCL (Pacific Coast League) minor league baseball Fresno Grizzlies as well as the USL (United Soccer League) Fresno FC. The Fresno Grizzlies are currently (2018) the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Sean MacDonald returns from SportsRoadTrips.com to talk about the best ballparks across the minor leagues. The gang also reviews their travels across the country, from the big cities to some small town sports. Wondering if your favorite ballparks made the grade? Give us a listen.