I attened my first minor league game yesterday, a 10:05 (am) start here at Canal Park home of the Akron Areos. It was like 'school day' or something where over 200 kids showed up to the ball park on a field trip.
When a ball was fouled back though, the ball boy would never throw a ball up to the screaming kids. their dissappoinment was evident. It got me thinking, do most minor league parks not throw balls into the crowed.
I find that getting a ball from a professional game usually helps kids get into the game, thus being good business to throw them. You are creating fans.
But the Areos did not, and it was apparent to me at least that he had no intention of throwing any ball up their way. Is this the norm around minor league parks, or is something up here in Akron?
Random Question, not a big deal but just interested.