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Summer Fun 2019

My list of things to do this summer include work in my profession, yard work and of course baseball.
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (Independent Baseball) and The Eastern League (MiLB) are in full swing.
Since the start of the season, I have attended about ten Long Island Duck games. It’s been fun! The team is doing well, despite losing about nine pitchers signing contracts with various Major League baseball teams. I always feel like a kid again. The sunshine, the roar of the crowd and having a baseball thrown to me makes for a wonderful event!
My annual visit to the Richmond Virginia this year, takes me again, to see Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball. This year is a little different. They are hosting the Eastern League All-Star Game. This will be only the second one I have ever attended, the first was in 2018 when the Long Island Ducks hosted the Atlantic League All-star Game.
The Flying Squirrels are hosting a four day event 2019 All-Star Celebration, from Sunday, July 7 at Browns Island to kick off the big show. A country music event is scheduled for Monday, July 8. The Home Run Derby is on Tuesday, July 9 and the All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 10.
In-between activities will include enjoy other sites of Virginia and enjoying the company of a very good friend. While this will be my only vacation this year, I will be enjoying the rest of the baseball season watching Long Island Ducks baseball.
Until next time, my friends, enjoy your summer!

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2019 MiLB Rule Changes Unveiled (continuing story)

(from a continuing story I have been following across baseball, from MLB to MiLB to The Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players)
[additional story and link by Ball Park Digest Editors March 29 2019]

Baseball in its infinite wisdom, continues to incorporate rule changes. First to experiment are teams in The Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players.
Three batter minimum for pitchers (unless it is two outs, pitcher does not have to face two more the next inning), size of bases will go up to 18″, pitchers mound to be moved back two feet, no infield shift, limit of mound visits, possible rob umps to assist umpires. Many fans think this to be a joke. What next? Robo – players, robo umps, rob fans, robo venders?
The Commissioner, Rob Manfred, does not even seem to care and expressed that is why it is starting out in the Atlantic League, when asked by Michael Kay pertaining to pitchers possibly getting injured.
Not it appears that Minor League Baseball will be incorporating some or all of those experimental rule changes.
In a recent article by Ball Park Digest (a very good e-zine by the way), mentioned that thee will be a small twist to their experimental rule changes in each of the different levels in Double A and Triple A leagues. Unlike the Atlantic league, Minor league will make a revision to the Extra Inning Runner on Second Base rule, unlike the Atlantic League, which at this time remains as it is like previous seasons.

For more information you can visit Ballpark Digest:

https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/03/29/2019-milb-rule-changes-unveiled/?fbclid=IwAR0m7aesjJSjfRuw_S0Sw_g7xADsRrUUI-Q7YS3aguf5F-T03zA-yFmEBfU

This link is directly from MiNOR League Baseball:

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/milb-announces-pace-of-play-rules-for-2019/c-305774226?fbclid=IwAR1NvJX7MekRTCNSyexjXLolWnKLBCSv8QBS8MjCYM3kAP0ivq8PgjxK214

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Flying Squirrels Hopeful on New Ballpark Talks

This is a follow up story to a feature from the Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League AA minor league team) and their seeking a new ball park. The link above provides further information.

A few years ago, the minor league team of the San Fransisco Giants, had been debating with the Greater Richmond area about new development of a new ball park for the Squirrels. Discussion has gone on for years. 

Now, the Squirrels are looking pretty much to replace the old stadium and start fresh.

You can read here. Please feel free to post comments on this.

https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/02/26/flying-squirrels-hopeful-on-new-ballpark-talks/?fbclid=IwAR1vLXNIcq2rexZSxv2bKIP_m01UALqGkF3nqUEcgD1EWLDhFbEvg3MWPN0

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Sports design.

Feeling a little creative, I was inspired by the All Star Game I am going to in Richmond Virginia during July 2019. I am actually very excited for two reasons to attend this event. I’ll be seeing my long time friend of 12 years and it will be my second All Star Game I have ever attended, in all my years of baseball. The first one was last year, when The Long Island Ducks hosted the event.

Anyone in the area of Richmond Virginia interested in the event from July 7 through July 10 2019 can visit the Richmond Flying Squirrels at

https://www.milb.com/richmond

I e-mailed the Flying Squirrels to see if they want to use my art. I hope they will, even though they already had the All Star Game logo designed for that event. I was just trying a different perspective.
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