Kate, Sean and I went to a Lancaster Barnstormers @ Bridgeport Bluefish game last year. We got the Barstormers lineup card, which was pretty blah save for the colored markers used to fill it out.
So I wasn’t planning to go out of my way to see the Barnstormers play at the Bees this week. We already have three New Britain lineup cards and I assumed Lancaster would use the same lineup card as last year.
I was wrong.
I made it to the last innings of the series finale on Thursday. As I usually do, I looked from the opposite end of the Barnstormer dugout between innings to catch a glimpse of the lineup card. I could tell immediately that it was nicer than last year’s version.
I probably would’ve gone for New Britain’s lineup card first otherwise. The Bees were up 9-1, so they’d likely be in a much more giving mood. But knowing that Lancaster’s lineup card was better than last year changed my mind and targeted Lancaster’s lineup card.
There tends to be little-to-no competition for lineup cards at school day games, and accordingly, I was able to easily get the Lancaster lineup card. Here it is temporarily taped to the yellow-and-black concourse wall at New Britain Stadium for the purpose of picture-taking.
It is MUCH nicer than last year’s card, although I think it looks a little better in the picture than it does in-person. Yes, it has the watermark which I love on lineup cards. In-person, you can tell it wasn’t produced on a high quality printer, but it still is the nicest of the Atlantic League lineup cards that I have seen.
I wandered over to the New Britain dugout after that. There was a swarm of kids trying to get baseballs from the Bees players. Once they left, I asked for the lineup card that was still on the wall and got that, too.
Lineup Card Stats