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Today is not a fun day at McCoy Stadium. It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s Monday, but everything to do with the man pictured to the left. Short debates have been had here at the ballpark among co-workers as to whether or not last night’s loss was more deflating than the loss 0f 2007. As a guy with no ties to the Patriots, I’m trying to stay low, keep my mouth closed, and avoid eye contact with pretty much everyone.
As sad as I am that football season is officially over, the bright side is that we’re now even closer to the beginning of baseball season. It’s crazy to think that pitchers and catchers report on February 19 – that’s in 13 days! Speaking of which, looks like I’ll be out in Fort Myers for Spring Training March 18-24. I can’t wait to get out there, see the new facility, and start covering the team. I’ll be blogging daily and also conducting interviews to share here and at pawsox.com.
Here are some news and notes the I found interesting this morning:
- For the first time since 2008, the annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game will be played on Cape soil. This year’s “Mid-Summer Classic” will be at Whitehouse Field, home of the defending league champion Harwich Mariners. Recently the game has been hosted by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Sox once again invited the Cape League to Fenway this season, but the two sides couldn’t agree on a date that worked for both parties. Despite not hosting the All-Star Game, the Red Sox have declared Sunday, July 22, as Cape Cod Day at Fenway Park. The Cape League will hold the qualifying round of its Home Run Contest at Fenway that day.
The Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, and fellow members of the International League, are working towards a new ballpark in Charlotte’s Uptown area. The club has been looking for a new ballpark deal for years now, but various economic occurrences have delayed the project. Some good news for the Knights is that Mecklenburg County has tentatively approved spending $8 million on a new ballpark and will provide the land for the project. The city of Charlotte is now having talks about putting in somewhere between $6 million and $11 million. No matter the ballpark, I’m just hoping for an Emily Maynard sighting when we travel to Charlotte (her hometown).
- Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the keynote speaker at a recent banquet to honor the participants in Major League Baseball’s Venezuela-Dominican Republic Showcase. According the redsox.com, “the event was held at the Mets complex in Boca Chica where 25 prospects from each country displayed their skills in front of more than 200 big league scouts in a series of drills that included the 60-yard dash along with infield, outfield and batting practice — before wrapping up with a six-inning game on Friday.”
- Fun fact of the day: after last night’s game in Indianapolis, 15 of the 46 Super Bowls have been played in a city with a minor league baseball club.