On the Road: Shagging in Hagerstown

Suns co-owner Dahbura found 'key to happiness' on field

In addition to being a Hagerstown Suns co-owner, Tony Dahbura has spent 17 seasons as the team's batting practice ball shagger.

By Benjamin Hill | September 12, 2019 11:34 AM ET

Tony Dahbura is not just part of the Hagerstown Suns ownership group. He's also a Minor League schedule-maker and a veteran ball-shagger. Ben Hill reports.

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On the Road: Hagerstown's team spirit

Suns Fan Club supports players, celebrates team history

This season, the Hagerstown Suns often wore theme jerseys commemorating the 1954-55 Hagerstown Packets.

By Benjamin Hill | September 9, 2019 10:26 AM ET

The Hagerstown Suns Fan Club has a small budget, but a big heart. When Ben Hill visited Municipal Stadium, he gained insight into how the group operates.

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On the Road: A fond farewell to the Pfitz

Potomac fans share memories from venerable Virginia ballpark

Richard G. Pfitzner Stadium, located in Prince William County, hosted Carolina League baseball from 1984 through 2019.

By Benjamin Hill | September 5, 2019 10:10 AM ET

The Potomac Nationals played their final game at Pfitzner Stadium on Aug. 29. MiLB.com's Ben Hill was on the scene as loyal fans said goodbye.

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P-Nats leave half-man, half-beast legacy

How bizarre bobbleheads became a Pfitzner Stadium tradition

By Benjamin Hill | September 2, 2019 10:31 AM ET

As Washington's Class A Advanced affiliate prepares to relocate, Ben Hill takes a looks back at the P-Nats' unlikely legacy of bizarre half-man, half-beast bobbleheads.

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Designated Eater: El Paso's many flavors

Chihuahuas food and drink draws from influences near and far

At Southwest University Field, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, one can find a preponderance of unique culinary options.

By Benjamin Hill | August 20, 2019 3:01 PM ET

Designated Eater Daniel Acuña joined Ben Hill at an El Paso Chihuahuas game, where he enjoyed Rangoon Dogs, meaty Border Nachos and even meatier drinks.

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On the Road: Lowriders cruise into Fresno

Grizzlies' 'Copa' identity celebrates Central Valley car culture

The Fresno Grizzlies suited up as the Lowriders over two weekends in 2019, celebrating the car culture of California's Central Valley.

By Benjamin Hill | August 19, 2019 10:36 AM ET

Twice this season, the Fresno Grizzlies transformed into the Lowriders. Ben Hill was on the scene for this celebration of Central Valley car culture.

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On the Road: Potomac and Hagerstown

Ben's final trip of 2019 includes a goodbye to P-Nats, 'The Pfitz'

By Benjamin Hill | August 14, 2019 1:15 PM ET

MiLB.com's Ben Hill final road trip of 2019 features a farewell to the Pfitz, home of the Potomac Nationals. He'll also make an overdue trip to Hagerstown.

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A long road for Las Vegas' Logan

Aviators president reflects on two-decade path to new park

Don Logan has worked for Las Vegas' Triple-A franchise since becoming an account executive in 1984. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Benjamin Hill | August 12, 2019 10:48 AM ET

The path to opening Las Vegas Ballpark was a long one. Aviators president Don Logan spoke with Ben Hill about the 18-year effort to replace Cashman Field.

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On the Road: Exploring Las Vegas Ballpark

Aviators take flight within sleek, shiny Summerlin surroundings

Las Vegas Ballpark, the home of the Aviators, replaces the franchise's former home of Cashman Field.

By Benjamin Hill | August 8, 2019 10:43 AM ET

Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Las Vegas Aviators, is the first Triple-A ballpark to open since 2015. MiLB.com's Ben Hill and Josh Jackson provide a tour.

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On the Road: Aviators offer 'top-flight' food

Las Vegas Ballpark concessions strive to be best of the best

The Las Vegas Aviators offer a wide array of "elevated" ballpark food, including Burnt End Burritos, branded-bun burgers and premium nachos.

By Benjamin Hill | August 5, 2019 11:25 AM ET

When Ben Hill visited Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Triple-A Aviators, he discovered a culinary wonderland. The team's approach is "Minor League done Major."

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