Nine Innings with the
In the preceding pages, we have traveled throughout the New Jersey baseball landscape. From the cornfields of Sussex County to the Camden waterfront, we’ve looked at both minor-league and independent professional clubs from a working perspective. We have visited front offices in the different yet similar worlds of the eight New Jersey clubs who work to appeal to both the family entertainment and baseball fan markets. After visiting ballparks, conducting interviews, and doing research, it is now time to take a well-deserved evening of rest. What better way to relax than by going to a ball game? It is getting late in the 2006 season, so we’d better hurry up and get to a game or else we will have to wait until next season. We might as well witness a little bit of history, too.
The Boardwalk Food Court at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue-
Claws. Photograph by Bob Golon, 2005.