BOX SEATS & HESITATION PITCHES

BY NORMAN M. COVERT

FREDERICK, Md. — I confess it has been a long hiatus from watching minor league baseball. All it takes, though, is the grandson’s cajoling to spring for box seat tickets at our Harry Grove Stadium – and a home team tee-shirt – near the visitor’s bullpen and third base.

The decision included buying sunflower seeds, popcorn, water and draft beer: “Eat, spit, be happy.”

Grove Stadium, home of the Baltimore Orioles’ Class A affiliate Keys, is nearly 20 years old. It is among the modern ball parks in the Carolina League, which for many years struggled with World War II-era and earlier stadiums.… Read More