The Joys of Minor League Baseball



(photo: author)

Last night the Trenton Thunder (Yankees’ AA team) beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels (SF Giants AA team) 8-1. Great game! Because:

  • Fabulous seats
  • @ $12 apiece
  • Pat Venditte—who pitches either right or left-handed, depending (you don’t see that every day)
  • Brendan Ryan – Yankees’ player rehabbing (2 hits)
  • Gary Sanchez – (# 35) DH and top prospect in Yankees’ organization
  • The weather did not live up to the Thunder’s sobriquet (rarely have a chance to use THAT word!)
  • The golden retriever that came out of the Thunder dugout and, living up to his breed mission, retrieved a bat
  • How the padded up home-plate umpire looked like a Lego man
  • 3 home runs, count ’em
  • Home in 18 minutes flat