Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nothing Minor About 7,005!

On Sunday I made the short drive across the Hudson River to 'The Joe" in Troy, NY to catch the Tri-City ValleyCats game. The ValleyCats are the Short-Season Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, competing in the NY-Penn League. I happened to be joined by another 7,004 fans! The game against the Jamestown Jammers (Florida Marlins affiliate) was 'Time Warner Fan Appreciate Night' and brought in nearly half as many fans as the Jammers' MLB parent club Marlins are averaging this season (16,664... *cough - ya right - cough*). The ValleyCats moved to Troy to start the 2002 season following a period of time in Pittsfield, MA and represent the 'tri-cities' of Albany, Schenectady and Troy. This summer's team features 2010 first round pick (33rd overall) Mike Kvasnicka while Ben Zobrist and Hunter Pence lead the list of ValleyCats MLB alumni. The Jammers defeated the ValleyCats 9-6.

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