Photo Tour of the Minors Pt. 1 – Jersey Boys

1. Newark, N.J.

Bears and Eagles Waterfront Stadium, former home of the Newark Bears (Requiem for the Newark Bears)

The minor league season started on a down note as the Newark Bears held a liquidation sale.

The minor league season started on a down note as the Newark Bears held a liquidation sale.

The heads of Rupert the Bear, team mascot, on the chopping block..

The heads of Rupert the Bear, team mascot, on the chopping block..

 

 

 

 

 

And here's why

And here’s why

 

2. Trenton, N.J.

Arm & Hammer Park, home of the Trenton Thunder, AA affiliate of the NY Yankees, Eastern League

Arm & Hammer Park

An outfield wall covered with ads is a sign of a healthy franchise.

Boomer

Boomer

Mia Hamm's husband is on the Thunder wall of fame

Mia Hamm’s husband is on the Thunder wall of fame

 

Arm &  Hammer Park

Arm & Hammer Park

 

My favorite ballpark lunch is a Trenton Pork Roll and cheese from here

My favorite ballpark lunch is a Trenton Pork Roll and cheese from here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thunder's legendary batdog Chase

The Thunder’s legendary batdog Chase

 

3. Little Falls, N.J.

Yogi Berra Stadium, home of the New Jersey Jackals, Can-Am League

Walk off!

Walk off!

 

Fireworks night.

Pepper enjoying a Jackals game

Pepper enjoying a Jackals game

Yogi's box

Yogi’s box

Jack the Jackal and friends cover the Village People

Jack the Jackal and friends cover the Village People

Jackals face their closest rival Rockland Boulders. The two have been vying for first place all year.

Jackals face their nearly rival Rockland Boulders. The two have been vying for first place all year.

 

Part 2, to be posted next week, will cover my visits to see the Staten Island Yankees, Rockland Boulders and Somerset Patriots.

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4 Responses to Photo Tour of the Minors Pt. 1 – Jersey Boys

  1. My husband travels a lot for work and tries to fit in a baseball game whenever he can 😉

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  2. jbutler1914 says:

    Those are some nice pictures off the ballparks. I can’t wait for baseball season.

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