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WAHCONAH PARK

Wahconah Park Exterior

TEAM ::: PITTSFIELD METS
LOCATION ::: PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
MY FIRST GAME ::: AUGUST 7,1994
OPPONENT ::: HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
LEVEL ::: NEW YORK / PENN LEAGUE A

Wahconah Park - located in the Berkshires

Wahconah park - The Mascot

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: B
SCOREBOARD ::: C
FACILITIES ::: D+
FOOD ::: B
MASCOT ::: C

Wahconah Park - Exterior

MY TAKE ON WAHCONAH PARK

ON THE WAY TO WAHCONAH PARK OFF THE MASS PIKE, YOU'LL TRAVEL THROUGH THE TOWNS OF LEE AND LENOX, TWO VERY CHARMING NEW ENGLAND TOWNS. THEN YOU HIT PITTSFIELD, WHERE I'VE ONLY VISITED ON THE WEEKENDS SO AS FAR AS I'VE SEEN, THE MAIN STREET DOESN'T HAVE MUCH GOING ON ...THERE ARE QUITE A FEW STOREFRONTS THOUGH I GUESS DURING THE WEEK THE TOWN S A LITTLE MORE ALIVE.

WAHCONAH PARK IS SET BEHIND A ROW OF HOUSES AND ACROSS FROM THE BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER. PARKING IS A GRAVEL PARKING LOT, WHICH HAS A TENDENCY TO FLOOD SO BEWARE ON RAINY GAME DAYS.

 

THE PARK ITSELF FACES THE WEST, BECAUSE WHEN IT WAS BUILT THEY WANTED TO MAXIMIZE THE SUN FOR LATE AFTERNOON GAMES. THE RESULT OF FACING WEST ALSO MEANS THAT WAHCONAH PARK IS "HOME OF THE FAMOUS SUN DELAY." REMEMBER, THEY ONLY DELAY THE GAME BECAUSE THE SUN IS IN THE BATTER'S EYE. THEY SURE DON'T STOP IT BECAUSE IT'S IN THE FAN'S EYE. WHEN TRAVELING TO PITTSFIELD, DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE THE GAME WITHOUT THEM

Wahconah Park from 3rd base

Wahconah Park - The field

OTHER THAN THE SLOGAN, WAHCONAH PARK IS A VERY SIMPLE PLACE WITH ABSOLUTELY NO FRILLS. ONCE THROUGH THE GATE YOU WALK TO THE RIGHT FOR THE BATHROOMS OR TO THE LEFT FOR THE CONCESSIONS. NOT MUCH IN THE SELECTION AREA, HOWEVER THEY HAVE ADDED A SAUSAGE GRILL AND THE BARBEQUE SAUCE ISN'T BAD.

Wahconah Park - The Field 2

GOING TO A GAME IN PITTSFIELD IS A TRIP BACK IN TIME. WAHCONAH IS A CHARMING AND VERY OLD BALL PARK THAT PROBABLY DOESN'T HAVE MUCH LONGER TO BE AROUND

The Grandstand @ Wahconah Park

***UPDATE 2001***
THIS IS THE FINAL YEAR FOR PITTSFIELD. THE ASTROS MOVED IN MAKING THE TEAM THE PITTSFIELD ASTROS AND THEY ARE MOVING TO TROY NEW YORK NEXT YEAR. IF YOU NEED MODERN AMENITIES THIS IS DEFINITLY NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU. HOWEVER, THERE STILL IS AN UNMISTAKABLE CHARM ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT I FEEL THE MINOR LEAGUES WILL MISS.

LINE UPS

HUDSON VALLEY MANAGER :::

 11 DOUG SISSON


PITTSFIELD METS MANAGER :::

 44 HOWIE FREILING

HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
 
20 Edward Comeaux rf
9 Erik Sauve 3b
8 Dom Gatti  lf
25 Mark Little rf
45 Kevin Brown c
31 Kevin Millican dh
21 Matt Bokemier ss
16 Steve Larkin  1b
2 Ryan Rutz  2b
34 Reid Ryan p / LP

wahconah park

PITTSFIELD METS
 
21 Ryan Miller   ss
3 Wicho Hernandez 2b
29 Jay Payton cf
40 Todd Whitehurst  3b
28 Jarrod Patterson 1b
43 Ben Boka  c
30 Michael Johnson  dh
24 Rocky Turner  rf
1 Yudith Ozorio lf
32 Steve Arffa p / WP
13 Derek Baker S

Wahconah Park - the Scoreboard

RENEGADES   000   000   003    3   5   1
PITTS METS    102   100   000    4   8   3
 
TIME ::: 2:36
ATTENDANCE ::: 1,270
WEATHER :: WARM / DAMP
 

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