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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:04 PM
Yorktown is less than an hour from Harbour Park in Norfolk. This is an exceptional AAA park that hosts the Red Wings twice a year. You're also just over an hour from the Diamond in Richmond and those AA Giants host the New Britain Rock Cats at least once per year. Maybe 3 hours away is AA Bowie and that Orioles franchise hosts the Rock Cats once or twice a year. Besides that, you may be able to travel 2-4 hours to a couple Appalacian League games to watch the E-Twins...
Durham is also a three hours drive from Yorktown. You can catch some AAA baseball there. Rochester plays a weekend series there in July.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:20 PM
Nationals Park is really cool, but a little bland. I went during the inaugural season and while shiny and fun, it lacked a bit of charm. Probably doesn't help that they completely ignore their history as the Expos so they only had 3-4 years of team history to promote. Haven't been to Camden yet, but most of the people I talk to who have absolutely love it.
You may be right about them ignoring Expos history--I don't remember seeing it honored on the tour we took (though memory is not my strong suit). There are, however, lots of tributes to Washington's previous teams--the Senators and the Homestead Grays of the old Negro Leagues.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:25 AM
If you come up to D.C. for something else on a Saturday when the team's away, I highly recommend the behind-the-scenes tour. You get anecdotes about baseball history in Washington, learn about architectural and environmental features, go through the luxury suites, the pressbox, and the clubhouse, sit in the dugout, AND throw a pitch in the bullpen!
I'm going to DC shortly and now seriously looking into that Tour!!
Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:10 PM
+1... I love nationals Park, and they have some really great food there too. One of my favorite places in Washington, and I would definitely suggest sitting in the outfield.
Nationals Park is pretty nice - I like the plaza area in OF before the game. Its been a few years since I've been there, but the product on the field should be nicer in the next couple years.
Edited by steveosiris, 11 June 2012 - 07:24 PM.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:34 PM
Got orders to Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay out of Baltimore after I complete school in Yorktown,VA. Looks like you're all looking a new season ticket holder of the Orioles. At least I'll get to see the Twins a couple of times next year
Alot of major/minor league baseball is within easy distance of Baltimore. DC, Philly and even NY are also close enough for day trips. You can also watch the Twins AA and AAA teams when they visit Trenton, Reading, Bowie, Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg.