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Let's talk about the minor leagues

It is nearly closing time as I write this, and I am still at the minor league stadium in York, Pa.

It's basically just me in the press box and a bunch of Boy Scouts on the field for a camp-over night. I was a never a Boy Scout (I'll leave out my sophomoric Brownie joke), but I might have been if I could have camped out on a baseball field.

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Anyway, I was here to see Jay Gibbons play for the Long Island Ducks in his first trip close to Baltimore since being released. He looked terrible, striking out three times, popping up once and adding a RBI double. He also looked a tad shaky in right field.

In his defense, it was only his 10th game since joining the independent Atlantic League and the strike zone wasn't exactly big-league approved. But it was not a good night of baseball for him, regardless.

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He still exhibited that great sense of humor, though, in pre-game interviews.

We had a week filled with stadiums, numbers and good and bad trades at Connolly's. And now we'll go back to stadiums, since I just spent a lot of time in a minor league one.

It's fairly new territory for me. I have only been to a few minor league stadiums in my career. And none really stand out.

Daily Think Special: What's the best minor league park? And what's the best thing about minor league baseball?

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