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.

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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