Archive for June 25th, 2008

Photos: Hudson Valley Renegades

Designated Bus Leagues lensman Will is making good on his promise to visit all of the minor league parks in his area this summer, and we are all beneficiaries. I did the same thing last year in my locality of Virginia, so I know how fun this can be.

This past weekend, Will took in a little New York-Penn League action, visiting the Hudson Valley Renegades (Rays). Here, Dutchess Stadium plays host to the Staten Island Yankees. There were lots of scouts there, of two distinctly different varieties.

The place was full of Scouts. 500 of them were going to set up tents after the game and sleep on the field.

Radar guns behind home plate. I count at least six.

With state penitentiary in the background. Does every prison town get a minor-league team as compensation?

This is just the tip of the iceberg. See the rest of this set of photos at Will’s flickr page. I love that Will shares his road trips with us. He photographs a minor-league game the same way I do – some field action, a little mascot, some between-innings promotions, and then a fair dose of food and drink. All the important stuff, in other words.