2011 BBT Day 5: Cat Fight in Connecticut

New Britain Rock Cats vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats: New Britain Stadium-New Britain, CT

New Britain Stadium-New Britain, CT

We had a really nice drive from Boston down to Connecticut. The weather was beautiful..until we got to New Britain, and it starting raining and lightning. I’m thinking, ‘Wow..here we go again’. Lucky for us the rain finally stopped, and the game between the Rock Cats and the Fisher Cats would take place. This would be our third Eastern League game on this trip, and our second time watching the Fisher Cats. If you’re planning on attending a game in New Britain, though, I advise you to leave plenty of time before the game starts. It took us almost forty minutes to get off the highway and into the parking lot. They have the most inefficient method of parking cars I’ve ever seen at a ball park. By the time we got into the stadium, the game had already started, which, along with the impending rain, put me in a sour mood. We got our shopping done and found our seats, which were pretty good. The weather again must have scared off a lot of fans, because the crowd wasn’t all that huge, but better than the other games we were at. New Britain Stadium was a nice place to watch a game, and I can’t imagine there is a bad seat in the place. It really didn’t seem as fan friendly as the other parks we’ve been to, either. Being in New England, maybe the fans aren’t too excited about the Rock Cats being a Minnesota Twins affiliate, but it seemed like a dull crown for a Friday night. I go again if I was in the area, but would rather catch a game in Manchester or Portland if given the choice. Final Score: Fisher Cats 6, Rock Cats 2.

The spray can races

Photos property of M.I.B.


  1. macbeth11

    Nice!!! I can’t wait until the Cubs change farm systems and get closer to here for a triple-a team.
    I’m excited because we’re heading to the Blue Jays/Red Sox game in a couple of weeks!!!
    —Mark Gauthier

    • Michael David

      The Cubs have been affiliated with the Iowa Cubs for a long time. I doubt they ever split now. Maybe hope for their Double-A affiliate to move or something.

  2. The Wizard of Ozzie

    Great pics! That place is not too far from me. I also live pretty close to the homes of the Bridgeport Bluefish and the Long Island Ducks of the Independent League…maybe I should catch a minor league game this season 🙂

  3. Michael David

    Jeff-I’ve had enough beer for just about every one…
    Catherine-It would be worth checking out if you’re close by. I’d like to check out the Indy teams by you also. They can be a lot of fun.

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