I think I enjoy minor league baseball more then the the majors nowadays. The Rockland Boulders, our local team, aren't even associated with an MLB franchise. They're part of the Can-Am league, independent baseball. All the other teams in the league are from either New Jersey or Canada, which is convenient cause it makes it easy to view the other side as villains.
I'm a little embarrassed that I enjoyed the pre-game mini-wrestling as much as I did.
When I was a kid, I remember going to Albany/Colonie Yankees games and before that the Albany/Colonie As. One of the big name guys played one night on his way back from an injury (I think if was Mattingly) and so many people showed up they ran out of space and let the overflow crowd watch from the outfield track.
I too prefer Minor League ball . When i was a very young kid beforegrade school , we had Utica blue Sox team
I saw. The WHIZ KIDS. ( Jim Konstanty , Richie Ashburn, Granny Hamner , Robin Roberts , Willie " Puddin' Head " Jones , a year before they went up to become the National League Champion 1950 Phillies who lost in the seriesto theYankees . Used to ho see the old Syracuse Chiefs and the then Albany Senators play too.