By god, I love everything about minor league baseball:
“RHP Carlos Zambrano is scheduled to start for the IronPigs when the team hosts the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. in the opening game of a four-game series at Coca-Cola Park. Zambrano was signed by the Phillies as a Minor League free agent on May 15 and has impressed in his first three lower level Minor League starts by going 2-0 with a 0.55 ERA.”
Later they go on to offer up seats in a new area of the park called the “Bacon Strip”. I bet the food is to die for, and of.Source: milb.com
From the article, “Head First Toward the Hall of Fame” by Jim Brosnan:
“He’ll talk all day about hitting,” says former teammate Larry Bowa. “Then he’ll have a taco and talk hitting all night.”
Illustration by Donald Moss
(Big thanks to stuffaboutminneapolis for gifting me a stack of old books and magazines, including this one.)
It’s the taco that intrigues me.Source: mightyflynn
Hilarious sketch about Larry Doby reacting to the Jackie Robinson movie.
Oh my god, this guy is hilarious and is now immediately my favorite baseball player.Source: mysportsrumors.com
“Before Gehrig’s freshman year at Columbia, word got out that he had played a season with a summer professional team. He could have lost his amateur status for good, but he received a break — he could return after a one-year suspension. As a sophomore, in his only year of college ball, Gehrig hit .444 and earned fame for his towering home runs. But he was also Columbia’s best pitcher — striking out 17 batters one game — and played fullback on the football team.”Source: Sports Illustrated
Our Bus Leagues books get another shout-out. Thanks, Ben!
“The Bus Leagues Experience, by the writers of BusLeaguesBaseball.com
From 2007 to 2012, BusLeaguesBaseball.com offered a passionate, well-informed, and fan-driven take on the wonders (and indignities) of the Minor League Baseball life.The Bus Leagues Experience is a compilation of the many interviews that ran on the site through the years, offering the perspectives of front-office executives, players, coaches, trainers and, yes, even writers (myself included, full disclosure). If you want to know what it’s like to exist in the Minor Leagues of the 21st century, this is a great place to start.”Source: milb.com