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JOSEPH L BRUNO STADIUM

"THE JOE" EXTERIOR

TEAM ::: TRI CITY VALLEY CATS
LOCATION ::: TROY, NEW YORK
MY FIRST GAME ::: AUGUST 17,2003
OPPONENT ::: MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS
LEVEL ::: NEW YORK - PENN LEAGUE 'A'

The Mascot, SouthPaw

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: A
SCOREBOARD ::: B+
FOOD ::: B
FACILITIES ::: B
MASCOT ::: B

A look at the field with the lights raining down

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

A VIEW FROM RF

LOCATED ON THE CAMPUS OF HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS 'THE JOE'. A PARK THAT HAS REALLY FIGURED OUT WHAT IT IS DOING SINCE MY FIRST TRIP AND I HAVE TO SAY, HAS BECOME A REAL GEM IN THE NY - PENN LEAGUE.
 
BEING ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS AND BEING A SUMMER LEAGUE, THERE IS AMPLE FREE PARKING AROUND THE STADIUM, HOWEVER, THERE ARE TWO EXITS BUT THE LOT IS KIND OF NARROW TO GET OUT SO YOU MAY SIT A LITTLE BIT AT THE END OF THE GAME.

The view from field level, 3rd base side

UPON ENTERING THE PARK THROUGH THE VERY WIDE GATES THE FIELD IS UPON YOU. UPSTATE NEW YORK DOESN'T GET VERY GOOD WEATHER BUT THE FIELD AT 'THE JOE' IS VERY WELL MAINTAINED.

THE SEATING BOWL RUNS FROM FOUL POLE TO FOUL POLE WITH COMFORTABLE GREEN SEATS, BUT THEY COULDN'T FIND A SPONSOR FOR THAT CUP HOLDER I GUESS. ALSO, THE SEATS DO NOT FACE THE PITCHERS MOUND WHICH REALLY DID NOT MAKE SENSE TO ME.

BEHIND THE SEATS IS A VERY SPACIOUS WALKWAY WHICH LEAVES ENOUGH ROOM FOR THE CONCESSIONS. DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE THERE IS THE STANDARD KIDS AREA BUT ALSO A LITTLE BEER GARDEN. DOWN THE RIGHT FIELD LINE THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF CONCESSIONS, THE TRI-CITY AREA OF UPSTATE NY KNOWS ALL OF THE CONCESSIONS PEOPLE WILL WANT SO THEY OFFER THEM. THEY EVEN SELL SPIEDIES AND SALTED POTATOS, TWO UPSTATE NY TREATS.

Field level from behind Home Plate

THE AREAS I WAS VERY CRITICAL OF ON MY FIRST VISIT IN '03 HAVE REALLY BEEN ADDRESSED. THE SOUND SYSTEM WORKS PERFECTLY AND THE SCOREBOARD GIVES SCORING DESICIONS QUICKLY, WHY DOESN'T EVERY PARK??
 
A FEW POINTS ABOUT THE PLACE ::
 
THE SUN SETS OVER THE 3RD BASE STANDS SO SITTING ON THE FIRST BASE SIDE DURING EARLY EVENING HOURS WILL GIVE YOU A GREAT VIEW OF THE SUN.
 
FOOD IS PRETTY REASONABLY PRICED, FOR THE MINOR LEAGUES.
 
MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT ARE THE MISSING CUP HOLDERS, THEY WOULD PUT THIS PLACE TO THE TOP OF MY LIST OF PARKS.
 
THE TRI-CITIES OF NEW YORK ARE; ALBANY, SCHNECTADY, AND TROY.

Managers of Mahoning Valley and Tri-City

THE LINE UPS
 

SCRAPPERS MGR ::: 38 TED KUBIAK


VALLEY CATS MGR ::: 11 IVAN DEJESUS

MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS

35 Brad Snyder cf

20 Mike Conroy lf

10 Kevin Kouzmanoff 3b

36 Ryan Goleski dh

34 Ran Muklhern 1b

44 Josh Noviskey c

40 Jonathan Van Every rf

13 Ceasar Suarez 2b

4 Anthony Lunetta ss

32 T.J. Burton p

16 Matt Davis LP

Pre-Game Warm ups

TRI-CITY VALLEYCATS

40 Josh Anderson cf

6 Chad Prosser 2b

9 Adam Seuss lf

8 Brock Koman 3b

25 Beau Hearod rf

5 Scott Robinson 1b

26 Randy McGarvey dh

17 Jeff Mackor c

14 Wade Robinson ss

15 Joey DeLeon p

35 Jonathan Beltre WP

Scoreboard pre game

  SCRAPPERS   040  000    001   5  9  1 VALLEYCATS  022 000    30x    7 11 0

TIME ::: 2:18
ATTENDANCE ::: 1,626
WEATHER ::: 79 OVER CAST / DRIZZLE

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