December 14th, 2009
If your looking for the most modern and technological ballpark, then Pohlman Field isn’t for you. In fact it’s not even a stadium, but actually just a field. It looks like any field in a residential area across the country with a fence around. I do, however, recommend this ballpark. It’s simplicity screams old fashioned baseball and the fans who are dyhards make it a trip worth taking.
As I stated before, the park is located in a residential area. I believe it is also community owned and ran. The parking was free, but there was on a handfull of parking spaces, which makes me believe most of the fans probably walk to the game from their homes in the neighborhood. Both the souvenier shop and the concession stand are located beneath the grand stand. The shop wan’t reall big, but had a decent selection of memorabelia. They put another concession stand on a porch down the right field side, which is really nice and has a good selection of food. On the left field side, they built the Hooters Pary Deck where you can watch the game, eat and drink for one low price. Unfortunately, no Hooters girls were present, or that’s probably where I would have spent most of my time. Most of the seating was metal benches, so not real comfortable. Some stadium seat are right behind home plate, but not a great view of the action from there.
The fans, like many from Wisconsin, were all very nice. The Whitecaps had beat the Snappers for the 2007 Midwest League titel, so I wasn’t sure how I’d be recieved with my ‘Caps jacket and hat, and so one. No one really cared, and were very welcoming. We had the pleasure of meeting ‘Kaptain K’, who is a dyhard fan that sits behind the Snappers dugout and puts the ‘K’ signs up for strikeouts. He showed us around the park and let us know what prospects to look out for. He was a great ambassador for his team and a class act. They had some other colorfull fans, like the bug guy with the tuba, and the older lady and her cow bell.
My trip there in 2008 was a truly unique experience that I’ll never forget. Pohlman Field is a throw back to the older days of baseball that any baseball fan would really enjoy.
The ballpark was built in 1982, and also hosts the local high school and American Leagion teams.
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