The Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, have landed the 2021 Eastern League All-Star Game. The announcement continues what has been an incredible year in Connecticut.
On the field, Hartford finished with an overall mark of 73-66 in 2019 and saw several of its former players making an impact with the Colorado Rockies, including Ryan McMahon, David Dahl and many others.
However, there’s more to running a successful minor league franchise than just what happens on the field. That’s where we connected once again with Hartford general manager Mike Abramson on the success his franchise has seen on the field and in the stands.
The Yard Goats made a big splash heading into the 2019 season by announcing they were going peanut-free at their games. There was some backlash at the start but Abramson joined our latest podcast to talk about the impact of that decision and what it has meant for his franchise and baseball moving forward.
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We also talk in-depth about Hartford landing the All-Star Game, what it means for the city and the fan base plus what kind of workload it puts on Abramson and his team.
Minor League Baseball is a business and Abramson has a goal of selling out every game in a season. We talk about what he and his team do to make the game-day experience as perfect as it can be for the fans as well as what kind of preparations go on behind the scenes that no one may ever see, but their effects are definitely noticed.
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