Since I gave my thoughts about Charlotte's BB&T Ballpark last week, it's only fair to share a few observations from Winston-Salem's BB&T Ballpark this week:
*Like Charlotte's park, it's another stadium on a small footprint, which makes for minimal foul territory and hemmed in bullpens. The right field corner is particularly goofy, with the low fence and walkway above it.
*That said, I'm pro-walkway. It's a nice park to walk around during the game. You can stand behind the high center field wall and look straight down on the warning track, and it's cool to see and hear outfielders hustling after gappers 20 feet below.
*Foothills is the big local beer sponsor there, and there's a great picnic/bar area behind left field.
*Forgot to mention about Charlotte -- the souvenir stores for minor league teams are surprisingly large, which hopefully means there's pretty healthy local support.
*Thad Lowry was the only White Sox prospect of note on the field, and he looked like a reliever to me. The fastball-slider combo got swings and misses through the first few innings, but he didn't have much to fool the Myrtle Beach (Cubs) hitters with a third time.
Sunday's box scores will appear in the comments shortly.