Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

The Norfolk "Oriole" Tides

Congrats to Soccer Dad for his prominent link from my fellow-Holy Cross’er Baseball Crank to his (SD's) excellent summary of recent changes in minor league affiliations: Soccer Dad: Triple-a carousel

Among the recent changes is the apparent affiliation of the Norfolk Tides with the Baltimore Orioles after 30+ years with the Mets. I remember them when they were the Tidewater Tides. I was stationed in the Norfolk area while in the Navy and the Tides were an important part of the sports entertainment package. Their old stadium was located right off I-64, directly across the street from the end of a runway of the Norfolk Airport…which I always thought was a perfect location for Mets prospects to train before they moved up to Shea Stadium and its proximity to Kennedy Airport. In 1993, the team moved to a beautiful new stadium in Norfolk. It is of major league quality in every aspect except capacity. I think this is a great move for the O’s.

Comments:
Patrick, You should know that Shea is next to LGA, not Kennedy Airport.
 
mea culpa...but in my defense, all of NY looks the same to me...
 
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