Monday, February 19, 2007

Two BIG Reasons to See the 66ers

Single A is not unlike watching Professional Wrestling at a VA Hall in Peoria. You might be seeing the next Jimmy Snuka. Or you might be seeing the real 62-year-old Jimmy Snuka (who grappled as recently as last fall). With that in mind, I offer two BIG reasons for attending the Dodgers minor league affiliate, The Inland Empire 66ers (see Pic).

That's right. A dude in a bird costume, and $9 Executive Box Seats.

Minor League Ball's a scrappy good time. I, Delino, have attended several Wilmington Blue Rocks games. These guys are out there every day hustling, running out pop flies, trying their best to make it to the Big Show that is the KANSAS CITY ROYALS.

And the 66ers look poised to EXPLODE. After winning the first half of last season (with an under .500 recored), the 66ers faced some stiff battles with Modesto, Bakersfield, and the always feared Rancho Cucamonga. Dodgers might have the glory, but the Inland empire has one mall per person and a David Lynch movie. And keep in mind that major market teams usually have their minor league programs on the other side of the globe, while the 66ers are just off the 215 (wherever that is). So take me out to the reasonably priced 66ers ball game.

9 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Snappy comeback #1: Wait a minute, there's a dude in a bird costume? I must have missed it somehow.

Snappy comeback #2: I've got news for you, Delino. That's no dude.

Orel said...

Rancho Cucumango! I love it!

Orel said...

Sorry, I'm not trying to be the spelling police. But it did make me laugh. Kinda Japanese.

Delino DeShields said...

East coast doesn't have these funny names. We've got towns like Claymont, Cherry Hill, and Greenville!

Steve Sax said...

...and Irondequoit, Mamaroneck, Wyckoff, and Punxsutawney.

Orel said...

Don't forget Bala Cynwyd! (Kim Ng's hometown?)

Steve Sax said...

I couldn't hold out, I had to fix the spelling of "Cucamonga". It sounded too much like "bird-crazy Japanese anime comics."

Orel said...

I was thinking "crazy fruit."

Steve Sax said...

Orel, are you referring to the guy in the bird costume? You've been hanging out with Tim Hardaway too much.