Hill: Devotees bid adieu to beloved New Britain Rock Cats

From SABR member Benjamin Hill at MiLB.com on September 3, 2015, with mention of SABR member Doug Kern:

All good things must come to an end. On Sunday, the New Britain Rock Cats took their time getting there.

In their last-ever game at New Britain Stadium, the Rock Cats squandered a veritable boatload of late-inning scoring opportunities before finally, mercifully, prevailing over the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-5, in a 15-inning marathon contest. Jordan Patterson’s walk-off home run was the last swing of the bat that fans will ever see from the Rock Cats, since, in 2016, the Double-A Eastern League franchise is set to relocate 11 miles to the northeast and assume a new identity as the Hartford Yard Goats.

Sunday, then, was a day to see old friends and revel in long-established routines.

One last time.

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Originally published: September 3, 2015. Last Updated: September 3, 2015.