For 2017 and 2018, the Astros, who turned down the obvious marketing chance of naming the team the bootleggers to cash in on (A) that it’s in a dry county (B) North Carolina’s history of moonshining, will borrow the field of the Campbell Camels.
The stadium is named after Jim Perry, the older brother of Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry, and an attendee of Campbell University until he was signed by the Indians in 1956
The Astros helped expedite many of the renovations that were already in motion including…
…an entirely artificial playing field.
Despite my going on a Wednesday, there were no GEICO tie-ins to the Camels. In fact, it was refreshingly free of the barrage of noise and disorder between innings that are common in minor-league baseball (the former especially in Woodbridge) – more like an Appy Lg. or New York-Penn League game. This is by design as the Astros are focused on 2019 and Fayetteville