Been there? No. But I seemed to remember reading somewhere that it was a cool franchise with a great park. Looks like that's correct:Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues - AltoonaBlair County Ballpark - Paul's Minorleague Stadium Pages"Awful Night" promotion in AltoonaWaymark: Blair Co. StadiumBook Excerpt - 'Ultimate Minor League Roadtrip': Altoona CurveLooks pretty sweet, and reviews are universally glowing. A doubledeck stadium in AA, with brick facade, and a restored rollercoaster beyond rightfield? That's a winner.
Wow, sounds good! Ok, so at least that aspect of the job works for me. We'll see how the actual position is. :D -j
You'd be moving cross country, correct? Better be a good job hahah.
Well, I'm definitely targeting that general area of the country. My wife and I are tired of being this far away from family. ... not to mention being so far away from the Reds! -j
Been there? Heck, I WORKED there! Actually, I worked for a radio station in the Curve broadcasting network and spent a lot of evenings in the Curve pressbox. It's been 6 years since I moved away but I have nothing but great memories of going to that ballpark. It's a beautiful park, a typically kid/fan friendly minor league atmosphere, and that "unique-ness" factor from the coaster in rightfield. Criminy.... As I wrote all that out I just got angrier and angrier. For all their incompetence/greed asa MLB-level club they sure have some nice parks. Nicer than they deserve, IMO.
Thom,Thanks for the first-person account. It definitely sounds nice. Too bad there won't be a game when I interview later this month.As for Pirates...their new GM has me intrigued. They'll be interesting to watch in the coming years. -j