The best of the Rockies' Minor League ballparks
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we present a roundup of the can't-miss elements from every park in the Colorado Rockies organization.
Hartford Yard Goats, Double-A
None of the reasons you may have for taking in a Yard Goats game near downtown Hartford are bad, but some are baa-aaa. Out beyond center field of Dunkin' Park is a little yard and in the little yard are ... goats! Read more »
Fresno Grizzlies, Single-A
The Grizzlies love tacos so much that they sometimes play as the Fresno Tacos. Any team with that kind of passion for a versatile food item demands a visit and a taste test. The promotional calendar presents opportunities to sample tacos from all over the region, but you can almost always get the goods from the Oppo Taco stand in right field or a taco truck parked on the concourse down the left-field line. Read more »
Most fun mascot
Spokane Indians, High-A
This category features tough competition among Spokane representatives alone. There's Otto ("The world’s first Spokanasaurus"), Doris (presumably the world's second Spokanasaurus) and the ever-eco-conscious Recycle Man, but the most fun of the bunch and of the Rockies system is likely Ribby the Redband Trout. Watch for this ichthyological wonder's trademark dance, the Ribby Shake. Read more »
Best local attraction
Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A
Albuquerque and the surrounding area appeal to an array of outdoors enthusiasts, foodies and art lovers while serving as the setting for one of the most beloved television franchises of the 21st century -- the "Breaking Bad" universe and its many related attractions, including "Breaking Bad" RV Tours. Read more »
Josh Jackson is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter @JoshJacksonMiLB.