NOTE: We finished our MiLB road trip before the Fresno Grizzlies issue. I’m glad the organization apologized, especially if they continue to participate in the Copa de la Diversión. COPA is a MiLB initiative to engage, embrace, and honor the Latina/a/x communities across the baseball landscape.
We just finished our first tour (7 weeks) of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams and stadiums in the Midwest. The teams play in following levels, International League (Triple-A), Eastern League (Double-A), and Midwest League (Class A). Also, we had the opportunity to see the up-and-coming talent of Latino/x ballplayers from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico as they move up the levels to the majors.
My partner and I attended the following games:
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019: FIFTH THIRD BALLPARK
West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Great Lakes Loons (Score: 1-10)
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019: CANAL PARK
Akron Rubberducks vs. Bowie Baysox (Score: 1-0)
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019: COOLEY LAW SCHOOL STADIUM
Lansing Lugnuts vs. Beloit Snappers (Score: 1-2)
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019: FIFTH THIRD FIELD
Dayton Dragons vs. Burlington Bees (Score: 1-4)
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019: PARKVIEW FIELD
Fort Wayne Tincaps vs. Lansing Lugnuts (Score: 1-7)
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019: HUNTINGTON PARK
Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians (Score: 15-9)