Everything Yard Goats

  • Goats’ Broadcasters Bridge Eras, Cultures

    Goats’ Broadcasters Bridge Eras, Cultures

    The enduring image in the 19-year major league career of nine-time Gold Glove Award winner Torii Hunter might just involve a catch he didn't make. Tumbling head over heels into the home bullpen at Fenway Park, the former New Britain Rock Cat failed spectacularly in his bid to rob former teammate...

  • After Frustrating Wait, Yard Goats' Groundskeeper Can Finally Tell His Sod Story

    After Frustrating Wait, Yard Goats' Groundskeeper Can Finally Tell His Sod Story

    Each morning, Kyle Calhoon walks from his downtown apartment to work on his own Rembrandt, his Sistine Chapel. His original canvas was a 100,000-square-foot pile of rocks and rubble, his oils are grass and dirt, his brushes are rakes and hoses and blades. Nearly two years in the making, Calhoon's...

  • Yard Goat Ticket Prices Family Friendly, Affordable

    Yard Goat Ticket Prices Family Friendly, Affordable

    The minor leagues are bringing major low-cost fun to Hartford this spring. Individual tickets for Hartford Yard Goat home games start at just $6 — and admission includes a full count of firework shows, giveaways, promo and theme nights and entertainment. "These games are affordable outings for...

  • #EatItUp: Yard Goats Food Stands To Give Fans Plenty To Graze On

    #EatItUp: Yard Goats Food Stands To Give Fans Plenty To Graze On

    When Dunkin' Donuts Park welcomes baseball fans April 13 for the Yard Goats' home debut, food vendors hope they'll arrive hungry. The Hartford stadium will offer a smorgasbord of dining options, everything from classic hot dogs, soda and popcorn to the doughnuts and coffee of its name sponsor,...

  • Yard Goat Players Pronounce Connecticut Towns

    Yard Goat Players Pronounce Connecticut Towns

    Ledyard is hard to pronounce, and Wolcott is even harder, and plenty of Connecticut locals don't even emphasize the "HEY" in "New Haven" but that didn't stop our Hartford Yard Goats from trying.  

  • Inside Dunkin Donuts Park

    Inside Dunkin Donuts Park

    Take a look inside Dunkin Donuts Park, the new $71 million home of the Hartford Yard Goats. The 6,000 seat stadium has two party decks, premium suites -- and is outfitted with goats from head to toe. 

  • Yard Goats: Home, Sweet Home — Finally!

    Yard Goats: Home, Sweet Home — Finally!

    For those players who endured last season with the Hartford Yard Goats, one spent living out of a suitcase, walking into Dunkin' Donuts Park for the first time this week was a revelation. There is something special about a new ballpark and for those who spent last year riding the buses without...

  • Yard Goats First Pitch? Here’s A List Of The Worthy And The Unlikely

    Yard Goats First Pitch? Here’s A List Of The Worthy And The Unlikely

    With the Yard Goats' home opener set for next week, it's time to think about that high honor that's been the subject of behind-the-scenes jostling since then-Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the "done deal" nearly three years ago. Who's going to throw the ceremonial first pitch? The team isn't saying....

  • Yard Goats Pitcher, Catcher Have Matured Together In Minor Leagues

    Yard Goats Pitcher, Catcher Have Matured Together In Minor Leagues

    Be alert. When Ryan Castellani and Dom Nunez seem to disagree, it could be a ruse. "When I do shake him off, it's probably him calling a 'fake shake,'" said Castellani, a righthander who will be the Yard Goats Opening Day pitcher at Richmond, Va., on Thursday. Pitchers normally like to be so in...

  • Weinstein Back In U.S. After WBC As Yard Goats Ready For Season Opener

    Weinstein Back In U.S. After WBC As Yard Goats Ready For Season Opener

    Septuagenarian Yard Goats manager Jerry Weinstein has been involved in international baseball for a long time. A long time. He was part of the Team USA coaching staff for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He coached in the 1987 Pan American Games. He coached Team USA to a gold medal at the 2005 Maccabiah...

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