Tom Nichols has been busy writing previews for the Dayton Dragons players, broken down by position: starting pitcher,Ã‚Â bullpen, catcher, first base, second base. Today, he addedÃ‚Â shortstop. Also, here is Tom’s preview of the Dragons’ spring training schedule.
If you follow the Dragons, the Reds Class A affiliate, you know they have a long streak of sold out games. Really long. Last season, they celebrated the 1,000th consecutive sellout at Fifth Third Field. That spans every Midwest League game since the franchise moved to Dayton in 2000, including nine playoff and two All-Star games. The sellout streak is the longest all-time in North America for a professional sports franchise. They passed the NBA Portland Trail Blazers previous record of 814 sellout games (1977-95).
So Ã‚Â if you want to see a Dragons’ game, now would be a good chance to buy a ticket. Single-game tickets went on sale yesterday.
The Dragons’ new owners have wasted no time in setting out to improve the stadium experience. The club has been busy in recent weeks putting up a new, giant HD video scoreboard. It will be 35 feet high by 65 feet wide, making it the tallest and widest in Single-A baseball and among the top five tallest and widest in any Minor League stadium.
If you live close enough to Dayton to take in a game, I highly recommend the experience. It’s family-oriented and you get a close-up look at the players who hope some day to wear the Cincinnati Reds uniform.