Minor League Baseball Is Slumping For Sure
From Billboard via Ballpark Digest, 5/18/07:
In a bill straight out of 1995, Counting Crows will tour minor-league baseball stadiums this summer with support from Live and Collective Soul. Third Eye Blind will also join the lineup for a handful of shows. The trek begins July 22 in Wilmington, Del., and will conclude Sept. 2 in Fargo, N.D.
Among the tour stops listed is an August 18th date at New Britain (Ct.) Stadium, home of the Rock Cats (AA-Eastern League).
The good news is, I predict an ensuing nose-dive in Minor League Baseball's popularity, which hopefully will mean that I'll be able to comfortably get a seat at a Rock Cats game on the weekends again.
On the other hand, while pairing up with the likes of Live, Collective Soul, and Counting Crows is almost certainly a dip in the road for any self-respecting governing body, Minor League Baseball is hopefully still far, far away from associating themselves with miserable crap like this.