We moved on from our site in Vermont to the Cooperstown area, about an hour east of Albany, NY. On Tuesday, we went to a baseball game in Troy, NY between the Tri-City ValleyCats and the Connecticut Tigers. Both teams play in the New York – Penn League which is a “short season” league, basically for players who were recently drafted out of colleges and are beginning their professional careers. For some of these players it will be their one and only stint at professional baseball. For others, they will be assigned to the Class A teams next year for a full season of professional ball.
We wanted to see some of the talent the Detroit Tigers had drafted (they also have a Rookie League team in Lakeland, Florida). There were a a few players who appeared to have the talent to advance in the organization and conceivably one day make it to “the show”.
The game was a lot of fun. This park had lively music clips between every pitch and some sort of fan activity after each half inning.
We aren’t on a tour of baseball stadiums, but we now have been to games in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York this baseball season. And we probably still have a few games to go,