In Their Second Season, Yard Goats Find A Home – And Plenty Of Fans
It's been quite a year for Hartford's minor league baseball team, after an inaugural season full of stadium blunders. Nonetheless, the Double-A Yard Goats wrap up their final home-stand of the season on Thursday. For the season, the Yard Goats have drawn nearly 400,000 in 2017 – the second best in the league.
Two years ago, the Yard Goats played 12 miles away in New Britain, as the Rock Cats. And last year, they had to play all of their home games on the road, because their $71 million dollar stadium wasn't finished.
To get a perspective on the team from the press box, literally, we talked with Dom Amore, a sports reporter for the Hartford Courant.