In the 8th inning of Game 3 of the Freedom Division Series, Sean Smith hit a home run to tie the game. Coming around first, he tore his right ACL and crumpled to the ground. Not to be denied a trip around the bases, Smith hopped all the way home in a truly incredible moment.
The Atlantic League's experiment, so far at least, is working. Last Thursday, it released the results from the first 30 days of the trial, and the league has shaved nine minutes off the average nine-inning (or eight-and-a-half inning) game.
TD Bank Ballpark
The Ballpark at Harbor Yard
Clipper Magazine Stadium
Long Island Ducks
Sugar Land Skeeters
Regency Furniture Stadium
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Buckner at the Bijou; Bluefish to Host World Series Party
Bluefish Manager Willie Upshaw Will Not Return in 2015
Vote Ducks in 'Battle of the Ballparks'
Barnstormers to Host Playoff Games Wednesday and Thursday
Bluefish Elevate Jamie Toole to GM
In honor of their late General Manager, Ken Shepard, who recently passed away after a battle with kidney cancer, the Bridgeport Bluefish recently held 'Ken Shepard Day' at the ballpark. The team has worked to help raise money for the Shepard family, and hosted Ken's wife Tonya as their special Guest Manager. Ken's children Taylor and Travis joined Tonya on the field for a special pre-game ceremony.