by Corey Mansfield

Last week, while I was on vacation in Florida I was able to take road trip to Viera, Floria and Space Coast Stadium to watch the Jupiter Hammerheads take on the Brevard County Manatees.

I started planning my trip a week few months ago but my plans seemed to fall a part when I didn't hear back from the Brevard County Manatees about media credentials. Most teams are pretty understanding about giving out media credentials while others aren't. I think I emailed the team four times and sent messages to them on social media. However, I didn't hear back until a day before the game. Ultimately, I didn't take the Manatees up on their offer.

I tried my best to plan ahead since I knew I would need a rental car for my trip from Orlando to Viera. I was staying at Disney so I tried to find the closest car rental location to it's grounds. I soon realized that the place I made my reservation had no transportation to pick up the rental car. So either I was going to have to change my reservations or walk a few miles, crossing over an interstate in scorching temperatures. Luckily, I have a smart wife who reads the fine print and noticed that Alamo Rent-A-Car provides a shuttle from Disney resorts to their rental location.

Some of my blogging gear
Before I headed out to the game I spent the morning at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park with my wife and kids. I headed back to the resort to get all my blogging gear and take the shuttle to Alamo when I came across this...
by Corey Mansfield

Here are photos I took of Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida on July 14, 2016.

Space Coast Stadium is the spring training home of the Washington Nationals (soon they will be moving to West Palm Beach, Florida) and is sub-leased by the Brevard County Manatees (Advanced-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) during the regular baseball season.


Sign in front of Space Coast Stadium (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

by Greg Bessette (Contributing Photographer)

Here are photos of the game between the Williamsport Crosscutters and Vermont Lake Monsters from July 14, 2016 at Centennial Field in Burlington, VT.

The Crosscutters defeated the 'Monsters 6-2.

(photo credit: Greg Bessette)

Here are photos of the game between the Jupiter Hammerheads and Brevard County Manatees from July 14, 2016 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida.

The Hammerheads defeated the Manatees 3-1 behind seven strong innings from Michael Mader. Mader allowed one run and seven hits while striking out six. Ben Holmes came in in relief and pitched the final two innings earning his first save of the season.

Michael Mader signs autographs for fans before his start (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Here are photos of the game between the Connecticut Tigers and Coney Island Franks (Brooklyn Cyclones) on July 3, 2016 at MCU Park in Coney Island, NY.

The Brooklyn Cyclones changed their name to the Coney Island Franks in honor of Nathan's Famous celebrating their 100th anniversary. We decided it was only right to do the pictures on this blog post in black in white to give it that 1916 feel.

Ali Sanchez had three hits and the Franks defeated the Tigers 5-4.

Sandy the Seagull (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Here are photos of the game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets on July 3, 2016 at Citi Field in Flushing, NY.

The Mets destroyed the Cubs 14-3 behind Wilmer Flores who went 6-for-6 with two home runs.


The God of Thunder... (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

by Corey Mansfield

I'm heading down to New York City today to do a very unconventional day-night doubleheader...

At 1:10pm I'll watch the Mets take on the Cubs with Noah Syndergaard taking on Jon Lester. The Mets have a chance to sweep the four game series from the Cubs, as well as extend their winning streak against the Cubs to eight games which dates back to the 2015 NLCS.
Familia and Plawecki (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

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