Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Friday, August 05, 2011

Post #2000...according to Blogger this is the...

two thousandth post of greg's connecticut defenders/tigers blog. An earlier version, "minor (baseball) details" which is found under the link to the right titled "My 2005 Norwich Navigators blog" debuted on July 8, 2005 and logged 94 posts before giving way to this current version. This edition was created on Sunday October 16, 2005 to coincide with the franchise name change from the "Norwich Navigators" to the "Connecticut Defenders."

Along the way we've seen a couple of different owners, several GMs, the very real prospect of Dodd baseball ending in 2009, a subsequent league change, a playoff run (at last in '09) and another that fell just short on the last day of the 2010 season. We've seen some Norwich/Connecticut players progress to the majors to become household names and witnessed the ends of baseball careers. I've made friends in the stands, on the field, up on the concourse and in the press box. It continues to be fun ride all these years and posts later.

Having said all that; it's my intention to scale back the blog. Without boring everyone with details, work and every day life are placing a premium on my time like never before. Up until this year the blog was pretty much a 365 day operation with game updates, pics and other topical stuff. I'll still be posting but not with the frequency of past years. I'll post game recaps of games I see at Dodd and will put up some pics along the way but once the season ends the blog will be pretty much in dry dock. Feel free to look in and post and I will post from time to time but I want to provide everyone the courtesy of an explaination as to why you might be staring at the same pic for a week or so.
Thanks for YOUR time all these seasons and making this part of your routine. The blog WILL continue...

As for the pic, there is one person pictured who's still at Dodd...can anyone pick that person out and name him??


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

In the middle back by the stands............ the infamous Bob P.

11:30 AM

Blogger greg8370 said...


4:29 PM

Blogger Dfensfan said...

Another who shall be at Dodd shortly...Danny Borrell. Pitching Coach for Staten Island. I belive he's in that picture too!

11:57 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the 4th blog that i follow that is scaling back...guess its the sign of the times

and its too bad

cuz greg, hands down, this remains the best blog following the milb, on the net

12:02 AM

Blogger greg8370 said...

thanks bacci!

nice catch defsfan!

10:58 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

who went to the game last nite to meet the great al kaline?

5:15 PM

Blogger greg8370 said...

Great stuff

7:43 PM


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