Having lived in Atlanta for a lot of years, I grew away from major league baseball as going to the ballpark became more of a spectacle than a sport. So imagine my glee at moving to SmallTown USA and discovering minor league baseball, where you can still jaw at the players, coaches, and umpires, eat hot dogs and drink beer without taking out a loan.
After writing about that some years ago, a small baseball publication, Minor Trips, picked up my article and re-published it. I've been a fan of Minor Trips since then.
It costs $15 a year to subscribe and you get a newsletter in December and April. I've just received the April 2012 edition, with articles on such charming topics as switch pitchers and amateur leagues, including the Cape Cod League. There's also a listing of all minor leagues, some affiliated with The Show, some not.
If you're a baseball fan, I can only urge you to check out Bob Carson's Minor Trips. His mailing address is: P.O. Box 360105, Strongsville, OH 44136.