A Night at the Drive

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  1. I made the trip to Greenville last year to see a game. Being a Red Sox fan I wanted to see how the interpreted the Fenway Park dimensions and the Green Monster. We only stayed a couple innings, the rain drove us away. We returned this year and met my visiting sister and her husband. Stayed about 8 innings this time, but mostly due to the company.

    I think you hit the nail on the head with the commercial contrivance comment. Its not about the game anymore, it is about filling the seats, selling concessions and getting the rubes to buy souvenir jerseys at $100 a pop.

    I know I’ll come off as a curmudgeon, but I remember our first Asheville Tourists game in the early 90’s. We decided to spring for the $5 box seat and found ourselves separated from home plate by a low cinder block wall and a mesh screen. Our seats were folding metal chairs painted red, the team color. And the only interruption between innings was the seventh inning stretch.

    This reminds me, I need to post my photos from my trips to Fluor Field to Flickr!

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