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    I'll be coming over to Louisiana and Texas in May, and wanted to go see a sports game or two. Turns out, May doesn't seem to be the best spot for any ball games...

    I did notice some Minor LB games, such as the Frisco RoughRiders vs Springfield Cardinals. Are these MiLB games fun to watch? I read that they are AA-Class, would that make for a fun and almsot pro-level evening at the ballpark?

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    I've only been to part of one minor league game, so I can't give you a definitive answer, but I do know some of the teams get creative with their promotions and of course the ballparks are smaller so you're going to have a good seat for less.

    AA is the second level of minor leagues (and all the levels are pro!) - AAA is the highest - the guys that are hoping to get called up, then AA, then A then Rookie. But there are a fair number of guys that make the jump from AA to the Majors, so you never know, you could see a guy that's going to be in the bigs before the season is over.

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    Grew up in a town with a minor league team ( worked there as a kid) and currently live in a town with a AA team(Tulsa) sounds like you would be seeing teams that play in Tulsa's league. Go, I think you'll have fun.


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    If you are around New Orleans the NO zephers play just across the lake. I've been to a few there. Good team. Even if it is the Nationals.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Did some checking on the internet as well as I didn't really understand all the AAA, AA, etc. classification. (thought MiLB was a sort of college thing actually...)

    I'll be in the NO area in time for a game there, and will have a chance to check out the RoughRiders over in Dallas. At the low ticket prices they are asking for, guess I'll simply go to both if time and jetlag/Pat O'Briens (in NO) permits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sek View Post
    I'll be coming over to Louisiana and Texas in May, and wanted to go see a sports game or two. Turns out, May doesn't seem to be the best spot for any ball games...

    I did notice some Minor LB games, such as the Frisco RoughRiders vs Springfield Cardinals. Are these MiLB games fun to watch? I read that they are AA-Class, would that make for a fun and almsot pro-level evening at the ballpark?
    If you're a big baseball fan you'll certainly enjoy it. If you go see Frisco try to catch either Cody Buckel or Neil Ramirez on days they pitch - they are both legit prospects for the Rangers. If you see Springfield, make sure to see a Carlos Martinez start - he's one of the better pitching prospects in baseball.


    AA is where most of the best prospects end their minor league time (lots of reasons for this but I'm not sure you want to know all of them) - they usually jump from AA right to the pros so the level of baseball is quite good in AA.

 

 

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