May 15, 2010

Minor League Baseball


Ok, I got that out of the way - Seeing Armando Benitez (below) warming up in the bullpen just causes a knee-jerk reaction in Mets fans, I guess....

Armando Benitez

I went to see the Bridgeport Bluefish play the Newark Bears in Bridgeport the other night - My daughter's school had a reading achievement night at the game, and my daughter was one of the students recognized.

The crowd was disappointing to say the least - I estimated that maybe 300 fans were there - independent league baseball is a tougher sell than minor league baseball that is affiliated with Major League teams - most of the players are either past their prime - former major leaguers Scott Spiezio, Fernando Seguignol, and Jorge Julio all played - or players not good enough to be drafted into MLB farm systems.

It was a fun time at the ballpark, though, with the usual minor league destractions between innings, and the games was a tightly played 2-1 game with Julio (below) getting the save for the Bluefish.

Jorge Julio

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