Friday, April 15, 2005

The New Orleans Zephyrs

I am in the Big Easy for a meeting tomorrow and thought it would be a kick to go to the AAA affiliate of the Wasington Capitols in New Orleans. The stadium is a bit older than Raley field and a bit smaller - seats about 10,000 fully packed. Tonight was opening night. About 60% full. Nice mix of a crowd. No hot dog cannon. But cheaper ticket prices ($9.50 for box seats) and cheaper food - lots of barbeque and other southern specialties and pretty good baseball but a pretty slow pace. At 9:45 (2 1/2 hours in) they were finished with 7 innings. I like the ambience of the stadium but then I like minor league baseball stadiums in general.

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