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Town Ball Tuesdays

Dispatches From Minnesota's Baseball Backroads

Victoria – August 7, 2016

The route west from the Twin Cities along Minnesota State Highway 5 takes you to some of the state's most storied baseball towns and their cathedrals: Gaylord, Arlington, Green Isle, Hamburg, and Young America and the slick, modern stadiums of... Continue Reading →

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Loretto – August 5, 2016

Never seeming to be able to get my fill of live baseball, I made the short jaunt out to Loretto to catch the Larks hosting the Maple Lake Lakers in last year's Region 12C Tournament. This would be a solo... Continue Reading →

St. Anthony Village—A Pleasant Surprise, Aug 3, 2016

Being familiar with many of the metro-area fields used by the Class A teams, and having played on a number of them myself, Marty and I knew that there was good baseball to be seen at these games, but found... Continue Reading →

Arlingon — August 2, 2016

Arlington, Minnesota has a baseball for a water tower. That's the first thing you need to know about it. Dundas may tout itself The Town of Baseball, but somebody went up on the water tower in Arlington and painted red... Continue Reading →

Taking the Dinguses to Dundas – July 29, 2016

Memorial Park in Dundas, home of the Dundas Dukes, is admittedly one of my favorite baseball parks in the world (let alone MN). While it's, in many ways, a much simpler structure than many of the other great town ball... Continue Reading →

Montgomery/Veseli – July 28, 2016

With a night off, and two DRS playoff games a few miles away from each other (one in Montgomery, one in Veseli), with a half-hour between start times, I saw a great opportunity to check out two ballparks within about... Continue Reading →

New Ulm, July 26, 2016

A few words come to mind immediately when I think of New Ulm: Schell's, Octoberfest, and Steinbach. New Ulm is known throughout Minnesota for beer and baseball. The modestly-sized, German culture heavy town in the southern farm belt of the... Continue Reading →

Dog Night in Delano

Marty was busy making money, and I had no big plans and no desire to sit around my hot apartment, so I grabbed the girls and headed out to Delano to catch the A's game vs. the Buffalo Bulldogs. I've... Continue Reading →

Cologne – July 19, 2015

Usually, our travels around the state are simply in search of the great baseball parks and good times. On this occasion, we had an additional motive. After getting some tweets from Jason Kuerschner promising the #bestcurdsinbaseball, we simply had to... Continue Reading →

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