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.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Always a Great effort on the part of the Renegades and their staff !
    its all about fun !
    Enjoy your tour
    Thanks for visiting the Hudson Valley


  2. Thanks for putting this stuff up. An honor as always.


  3. I’ve been meaning to talk to you about my new book idea. Two inmates in a maximum security prison escape by dressing up as Thunder and Lightning. Hilarity ensues.

    Sounds like easy money to me.


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