Best NatioNals Pastime (miNor league DivisioN)
ince its 2009 farm-team switcheroo from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Washington Nationals, the boys of summer known around these parts as the Syracuse Chiefs have been getting better every season. The Triple-
A club finished with a 76-67 won-loss record this year, topping its 2009 season, good enough for a second-place finish in the International League North Division. There were stolen bases galore and even if you didn’t make it out to Alliance Bank Stadium, the Time Warner Cable broadcasts were always good for some laughs during the games. Late in the season, commentators Jason Benetti and Steve Grilli were interrupted by a foul ball that sailed into the window of the announcers’ booth!
Oh yeah, pitching sensation Stephen Strasburg logged some quality Chiefs time last spring en route to his June anointment with the Nationals. Strasburg’s hometown appearances led to capacity crowds and too-many-to-count hot dogs sold at ABS. Maybe Strasburg will be back in 2012, depending on the length of his rehab for a torn elbow ligament. And that will translate into bad news for whomever gets dubbed as the evening’s Taco Bell K-Man.
FuN while it lasteD: Stephen Strasburg came to town early in the season, and brought with him major league buzz heard during nationally televised baseball games.
SPORTS & LEiSURE
BE ST SY RA CUSE
OF 2010 SM
B E S T O F S Y R A C U S E 10 R E A D E R S P O L L C O N T E S T
Best Local Team Syracuse University Men’s Basketball
Best Bowling Alley Flamingo Bowl, 7239 Oswego Road, Liverpool
Best Mini-Golf Fairmount Glen, 210 Onondaga Road, Fairmount
Best Place to Learn to Ski
Labrador Mountain, Route 91, Truxton
Best Ice Skating Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse
Best Place to Bait Your Hook
Best Family Fun Spot Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED US BEST OF SYRACUSE MINIATURE GOLF!
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