The sun set on Intimidators Stadium Thursday. The White Sox’ A-ball franchise played its last game in their home of 25 years, and now they’ll wait for the completion of a new downtown ballpark in 2020.
More than 5,000 fans filled the stands to say goodbye, which included picking up free t-shirts that could fuel a “Let’s Remember Some Guys” episode.
(Tag yourself. I’m Kevin Dubler.)
Intimidators Stadium was fine from a fan’s perspective once in a seat, but nobody went there accidentally. It was probably worse for the players, as the clubhouses weren’t connected to the dugout.
From our distance, the White Sox could lose what’s usually the fairest of their playing environments, depending on whether the new downtown park is as cozy as Winston-Salem or Charlotte. But once the Intimidators move in, the White Sox won’t have much of a reason to move out.
Biloxi 5, Birmingham 3 (11 innings)
- Luis Gonzalez’s quest for a .700 OPS was probably dealt a fatal blow after going 0-for-6 with four strikeouts.
- Blake Rutherford might overtake him. He’s now at .673 after going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks.
- Gavin Sheets went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Ti’Quan Forbes was 1-for-5 with a K.
- Laz Rivera went 2-for-4 with an HBP.
- Bernardo Flores: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR
Salem 1, Winston-Salem 0
- Steele Walker went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Andrew Vaughn was 2-for-4.
- Carlos Perez, 1-for-4.
- Jonathan Stiever: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Kannapolis 5, Hagerstown 4
- Lenyn Sosa went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a strikeout.
- Romy Gonzalez was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Corey Zangari went 0-for-1 with an HBP and two walks.
- Camilo Quinteiro, 1-for-4 with a K.
Great Falls 9, Idaho Falls 6
- Cabera Weaver went 0-for-4 with a sac fly and two strikeouts.
- Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Lency Delgado, 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
- Sam Abbott homered, walked twice and struck out once.
- Anderson Comas, 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
It’s not exactly the way back machine, but Micah Schnurbusch, one of the most prominent recent examples of, “let’s wait ‘til next year to see if he’s a thing,” (smash cut to next year) “he absolutely is not a thing.”
Aaron Schnurbusch. Not to be confusd with Micah Schnurstein.
Everyone in the Schnurportmanteau absolutely is not a thing.
Yes, thank you.