LMT Stop #47: Pawtucket, RI

Excellent Adventure Day # 90

Then, Now and What Now?

McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket 7/7/91

As was true of our stop in Pittsfield, MA the previous night, we were visiting with friends while we were near our homes in the Northeast and thus didn’t shoot as much video as we might have of stop #99 on “Bill & Sue’s Excellent Adventure.”

However, I shot quite a bit more when I returned to McCoy Stadium 12 years and three days later and since it provides a nice summary of how much had changed at the park in that time, I’ve included footage from both tours in tonight’s look at the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Trip

The Video

On Deck

July 8, 1991 brought us to a ballpark that is no more in Colonie, NY – the home of the Albany-Colonie Yankees was magical stop #100 on the Excellent Adventure.

LMT Stop #46: Pittsfield, MA

Excellent Adventure Day # 89

Priorities

The Geneva Cubs visit Wahconah Park 7/6/91

It’s a short post tonight as we get back into the swing of things. If you haven’t yet watched my Mid-Season Ode to Minor League Baseball I hope you will.

But this is a short post for a short video. There were many things I could have talked about on the video from historic Wahconah Park, a ballpark on the National Register of Historic Places.

I had other priorities, though. As you will see, both Sue and I had friends and family that came to visit us during one of our few stops in New England and thus, while I regret not having a better video history of this stop on our trip, I don’t regret our choice to spend most of our time with them and not recording video at all.

The Video

There isn’t much baseball footage in this one but its a good story anyway.

On Deck

Tomorrow it’s off to the last of our three New England Minor League stops in 1991 – McCoy Stadium, the home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Baseball Today

You can still catch a game at Wahconah Park, at least in a normal season. The Pittsfield Suns have canceled their 2020 season amid the Coronavirus but hope to be back in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League next summer.

Happy 4th of July!

It’s a very short post today. It has taken me four days to produce this video and I want you to spend whatever time you are going to devote to this trip today watching the video and not reading here.

The Video

What Minor League Baseball Means to Me

I hope the video resonates with you and if it does, I hope you will do two things. First, please share it…pretty please.

Second – try doing the three things I suggest in the video.

Have a great rest of your holiday weekend, see you on Monday!

Bill