Lancaster Clawed by Blue Crabs

It’s been three years since I’ve been to a postseason baseball game. No, I didn’t attend any of the Nationals 2019 World Series run. I spent the first week of that in the hospital, and, honestly, Diamond didn’t then (and doesn’t now) pay well enough for me to have bought World Series tickets. That postseason,Continue reading “Lancaster Clawed by Blue Crabs”

No Joy in the Green Grass League

The York Revolution were having a Peanuts-themed baseball game. As in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts. As in Charlie Brown and Snoopy and the Vince Guaraldi Trio. And they were wearing custom jerseys and auctioning them off. Naturally, I had to go. Naturally, the game was today, and I didn’t know about it until yesterday afternoon. IContinue reading “No Joy in the Green Grass League”

Scenes from the Barnstormers Opening Night

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Lancaster Barnstormers ran a sale on tickets for their opening night, April 29th, for seven dollars a ticket. Seven dollars! Opening night! How could I resist? I checked the schedule, saw that the 29th didn’t conflict with anything at work, and placed my order. Despite living close to Lancaster —Continue reading “Scenes from the Barnstormers Opening Night”

Beisbol!

Minor League Baseball is known for its promotions and its gimmicks, its weird and wild team names and special jersey nights. As a purist, I don’t always like it. I understand it — it’s all about getting fans through the turnstiles and in the seats and finding fun things to attract the crowd — butContinue reading “Beisbol!”

One Last Baseball Game in 2021

With major league baseball now several days into the playoffs and the affiliated minor league season finished about three weeks ago, the independent Atlantic League is still playing on; their regular season ends this weekend. I’d thought about attending one more game, but York is finishing the season on the road (and work deadlines preventedContinue reading “One Last Baseball Game in 2021”

Baseball Night in Lancaster

Last night I attended my first baseball game in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When I lived in Chester County twenty years ago, Lancaster didn’t have a baseball team. Harrisburg, Reading, Wilmington — those would have been the closest baseball teams to me, probably in that order. I never attended games at any of them, though I dimlyContinue reading “Baseball Night in Lancaster”

A Baseball Ticket Surprise

Today I drove to Lancaster. Single game tickets for the Lancaster Barnstormers, the team in the independent Atlantic League, went on sale today, only at the team’s box office. While I’ve seen Lancaster play in York, including the very first time I attended a York Revolution game, I have never gone to a game atContinue reading “A Baseball Ticket Surprise”

Sunday Afternoon Baseball

For no particular reason, I decided to go to a baseball game in York today. I’d just been to a game in Aberdeen last week, it wasn’t like I needed to go, a game in York was my best option (and despite its closeness it’s also sort of my last choice), and I couldn’t sayContinue reading “Sunday Afternoon Baseball”

A Wet Night For Baseball

Saturday night I attended my first York Revolution game in about a month. The Revs were playing the Sugar Land Skeeters. The York Revolution are my local profession baseball team. The Harrisburg Senators, Washington’s AA affiliate, are my closest affiliated team, but they’re a good forty minute drive from my apartment. Sovereign Bank Stadium, theContinue reading “A Wet Night For Baseball”