Musings from the Minors

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Maybe it’s the cold, or maybe it’s the realization that we have just 59 work days left until Opening Day, or maybe it’s the fact that it’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon.  Either way, Chris Cameron and I decided that I should have a blog, detailing our promotions and events that happen at Hadlock Field throughout the year.  (Geoff, if you’re upset about this, it was all Chris’s idea.  Geoff, if you think this is a great idea, I want you to know that I and I alone have worked extremely hard on this).

Before we get any further, I should tell you that my name is Liz, and I am the Director of Sales, Marketing & Promotions for the Portland Sea Dogs located in the beautiful Portland, Maine.  I cannot describe how beautiful Portland actually is, or Maine in general for that matter.  Sometimes I worry that I am biased, because I have lived in the state my entire life, so of course I find it amazing.  But seriously, this city and state are both amazing places to live, work and enjoy.  Portland has great food, nice people, a fun downtown, the ocean and of course, the best Minor League Baseball franchise around.  I always tell people, if I didn’t work here, I would come to the games all of the time, and I don’t even like baseball.  There I said it.  I am not a baseball fan.  I mean no malice in that, I just would  not sit down and watch every play of a baseball game and be intrigued.  I don’t attend many sporting events for the event on the field–I go for the food, the drinks and the atmosphere.  I am a huge fan of atmosphere, entertainment and diversion.  Part of my job is creating an atmosphere where even people like  myself can enjoy a night out with friends, family, or even solo.

So, unlike my good friend Mike Antonellis’s blog (THE voice of the Sea Dogs) I will not cover the various plays, players and highlights of games.  You baseball junkies might get a few tid bits here and there.  A former college athlete (very former), I am begrudgingly fluent in baseball and most sporting lingo.  I even have my own Fantasy Football team!  However, instead of the sports aspect, I will cover our promotional events for our 71 home games and also the events that take place in the office season.  Off season events include Hot Stove Dinner, Mother’s Day 5K, Father’s Dy 5K, Welcome Back Dinner and new for 2011, (and my personal favorite) Holiday at Hadlock.  I cannot wait to write about Holiday at Hadlock because I get to do all of the decorating for that.  I will be sure to have some great stories for you from my adventures there.

So check into Mike’s blog throughout the season for all of the  updates and happening at our games.  He is far more knowledgable of the plays and players that make their living between the foul lines.  If you want to know about our promotions, our events and the inside scoop in their planning or are just curious about the every day workings of a front office (we eat a lot of cake) then please, follow this and feel free to comment and ask questions.

The 59th work day is drawing to close.  We are all anxiously waiting for April 12th and hope you are too.  Stay tuned for more updates later next week!


I’m so glad to see the SeaDogs have a home here on MLBlogs. I visited Portland last year on my baseball trip, and Hadlock Field is now one of my favorite Minor League stadiums in the country. Unfortunately one of our games was rained out, but the staff still let us into the park to look around and talk baseball with them.
I would love to visit Hadlock Field again in the future, as it is a truly unique little ballpark.

Here are my reviews of Hadlock and the SeaDogs:

You can check out all of May and June 2001 entries to see other stops on our trip, including Fenway and Pawtuckett!


Thank you! Thank you for including Hadlock in your travels. We hope to see in Portland on a sunny day soon!

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