FYI: AutoZone summer tradition alive

In honoring a long-standing summer tradition I made it to AutoZone Park last night.

Former LSU standout Nick Stavinhoa had two hits in a Redbirds loss, but that’s such a secondary consideration.

It’s nice to go and see the SEC names or others that I recognize. Maybe Lance Lynn will be up there soon.

But the trip is about the venue. When I got to Tupelo in 1993 there was little that impressed me about Memphis for a city of that size. Since AutoZone Park opened it has transformed the downtown area. It’s truly a major league feel at minor league prices.

I was in a group of seven dads and sons, and we got there early enough to visit Rendezvou. The weather was pleasant, and a good time was had by all.

If you can get past the fact that the players you’re watching won’t be on SportsCenter when you get home — and I can — it’s a A-plus experience.

Some of those guys will be on SportsCenter soon enough.

— PA


3 Responses to “FYI: AutoZone summer tradition alive”

  1. Chad Says:

    PA-How easy is it to get in and out of the area around the ballpark. I have been to the Fedex Forum a few times, but I have not been to Autozone Park.

  2. djrebel Says:

    Autozone is very easy. There’s a big multi-level parking garage right next to the outfield on Monroe Street. It’s very easy to get back on Union and out to 240 by taking a right out of that garage. From that garage, you’re just steps away from the gates at AZP.

    — PA

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