Category Archives: Fun & Atmosphere
Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park. Read more here. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves are apologizing for playing “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions vs. the Miami Marlins after offering free game tickets to hurricane-fleeing Floridians. Read more and watch video here.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A, Eastern League) bat dogs Derby and Rookie get up, their tails wagging in anticipation of what’s to come. They’ve had a season full of game days in the books, but that doesn’t take away from the excitement of their job. Their duty. Read more and watch video here.
While Aaron Judge was tearing up baseball earlier this season, the New York Yankees cleverly set up a cozy section in right field called “The Judge’s Chambers,” complete with dark robes and foam gavels for fans, plus faux wood paneling. On Thursday, one of those seats was graced by an actual Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Read more and view photos here. View video here.
The Lakewood BlueClaws (Single-A, South Atlantic League) are hosting a Beatles Tribute Night on Saturday that includes special jerseys, drink specials, and a live two-hour set from Britishmania as part of the TD Bank Summer Concert Series. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
Food trucks and vendors, clothing tents and a stage with a band took over the baseball field at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard — the soon-to-be former home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) — on Saturday for the 11th annual Caribbean Jerk Fest. Read more and view photo gallery here. Watch video here.