‘Before the First Pitch’


I love soaking up the atmosphere in a minor-league baseball stadium. I don’t even have to pay attention to what’s happening on the field; the real fun is people-watching, beer-drinking and hot-dog-eating on a soft summer night.

With that in mind, here’s a little video about the pregame preparations at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. , which is one of my favorite places on earth. (The city is pretty fantastic, too; I’ve been away a decade, and I still miss it.)

Bonus note: My old friend Chris Smith, who works for the Asheville Tourists baseball club, makes an appearance.

Enjoy the video.

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