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G RICHARD PFITZNER STADIUM

The Pfitz - Exterior

TEAM ::: POTOMAC CANNONS
LOCATION ::: WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA
MY FIRST GAME ::: APRIL 13, 2001
OPPONENT ::: KINSTON INDIANS
LEVEL ::: CAROLINA LEAGUE 'A'
2005 NAME CHANGE ::: POTOMAC NATIONALS

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BALLFIELD ::: B
SCOREBOARD ::: B-
FOOD ::: C-
FACILITIES ::: B-
MASCOT ::: A

MY TAKE ON THE BALLPARK

A view of the field from behind Home Plate

WHEN TRAVELING TO ANY MINOR LEAGUE PARK, HALF THE FUN ARE THE LOCAL STREETS AND OUT OF THE WAY LOCATIONS THAT THEY BRING YOU TO. WHEN GOING TO SEE THE CANNONS IT ISN'T LIKE THAT. ONCE OFF I-95 THE NEXT 5 MILES ARE SPENT ON THE PRINCE WILLIAM PARKWAY DRIVING PAST STRIP MALLS WITH EVERY STORE AND RESTAURANT IMAGINABLE. MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN AFTER THE GAME SO YOU WILL HAVE NO SHORTAGE OF CHOICES ON WHAT TYPE OF FOOD TO EAT.

AFTER THE STRIP MALLS, DON'T BOTHER LOOKING FOR LIGHT TOWERS, THE FIELD IS ABOUT A MILE OFF THE ROAD. WHEN YOU PULL INTO THE PARKING LOT, YOU DRIVE TO THE BACK AND PAY $3 ...YES, $3 FOR THE CAROLINA LEAGUE! BEYOND A ROW OF EVERGREENS LIES THE STADIUM PARKING LOT. IN FRONT OF YOU ARE 2 BASEBALL FIELDS, BEHIND THEM SITS G RICHARD PFITZNER STADIUM.

Looking back from 3rd to home - Pfitzner Stadium

A WALK DOWN A SOFT HILL AND PAST TWO SOFTBALL FIELDS LIES THE STADIUM A LOT LIKE THE OLD BEEHIVE FIELD, EXCEPT HERE THEY USED METAL .... A LOT OF METAL. THE STADIUM, BUILT IN 1984, THE SAME YEAR AS BEEHIVE, LOOKS LIKE IT WAS PUT TOGETHER AS THE NEED FOR SEATS HEIGHTENED. THE MAIN GRANDSTAND AREA EXTENDS FROM DUGOUT TO DUGOUT WITH 2 ROWS OF WHAT LOOK LIKE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE BOX SEATS IN THE FRONT. EVERYTHING ELSE IS BLEACHERS. BEYOND THE DUGOUTS ARE WHAT LOOK TO BE GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING, AGAIN, ALL METAL. NONE OF THE SEATING AREA IS COVERED SO THERE IS NO ESCAPE ONCE INSIDE, FROM THE RAIN OR THE SUN. JUDGING BY ALL OF THE METAL HERE, THIS PLACE MUST BE REAL HOT IN THE SUMMER.

From 1st looking home - Pfitzner Stadium

THE SCOREBOARD HERE WAS MORE OF THE SAME BASIC TYPE FOR THE BALLPARK, A SIMPLE LINE SCORE AND MESSAGE BOARD ABOVE IT. HEY, THE LINE SCORE IS UP THE WHOLE GAME, SOMETHING THAT IS HAPPENING LESS AND LESS THESE DAYS.
 
IF YOU ARE HUNGARY AT"THE PFITZ" WELL, A RUN AWAY FROM THE GAME TO THE CONCOURSE AREA THAT YOU WALKED PAST ON THE WAY IN SELLS BASIC BALLPARK FARE, NOT CHEAP ... NOT GOOD. THE FIELD HERE LOOKS REAL GOOD AND THE PEOPLE HERE ARE REALLY EXTRA NICE. AS FOR EVERYTHING ELSE, JUST A REMINDER OF HOW BAD THE 1980'S WERE FOR MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

LINE UPS

KINSTON MANAGER :::

45 BRAD KOMMINSK

POTOMAC MANAGER :::

37 JOE CUNNINGHAM

KINSTON INDIANS

20 Eric Johnson cf

13 Maicer Izturia 2b

29 Jesus Hernandez rf

9 Nate Grindell 3b

22 Simon Pond 1b

8 Luis Gonzalez ss

28 Jorge Moreno lf

41 Victor Martinez c

7 Omar Moraga dh

32 Kyle Denney p / WP

37 Brian Jackson S

The Home Dug out - Pfitzner Stadium

POTOMAC CANNONS

4 Covelli Crisp lf

3 Ramon Carvajal ss

25 Shawn Schumacher c

26 Dee Haynes dh

24 Johnny Hernandez cf

18 Chris Duncan 1b

5 Bo Hart 2b

15 Gabe Johnson 3b

32 Charles Williams rf

36 Blake Williams p / LP

Scoreboard at the Pfitz

KINSTON     000 001 050   6  11  1
POTOMAC   000 000 002   2   5   3

TIME ::: 2:36
ATTENDANCE ::: 1,442
WEATHER ::: 70 CLEAR

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