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September 4, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Ready. Aim. Smasho, Sugar

Fireworks over baseball field. (Image: Sugar Land FB/Photographer's Learning Studio)

If you smasho a drone does it light up? Now that would be entertaining. (Screenshot: Skeeter’s FB/Photographer’s Learning Studio)

Will anyone be able to resist?

Tagged “The Game of Drones”, a minor league baseball team is hinting at major league entertainment. 

  • Who will be the first batter to whack one?
  • Will baseball-drone contact be called a home run, a foul, or an out?

Everyone’s all a-buzz since the Sugar Land Skeeters announced their regular-season finale at Constellation Field on Sept 22 will be filmed entirely by three drones for broadcast on their YouTube channel.

It’s the first droning on attempt by a pro sports team.

Fans probably can leave the construction-style hard hats at home since iSky Drone Service feels confident that their 29 years of experience has prepared their FAA-certified pilots for sitting on the roof and playing ball. The drones supposedly will not be allowed into fair territory or over field-box sections at any time.

Hackers and kids with slingshots are warming up…

Rainbow over Baseball field. (Image: Screenshot Skeeter's FB page)

If planes have runway lights to guide them, could a rainbow possibly act like target guides for drone hunters? (Skeeter’s FB page)

Sounds Star War worthy, but will it change the game?

Up until recently Constellation Field was a bit of a throwback to simple times: outdoors, family-oriented with a playground, under the stars …with bugs and weather.

Not a bunch of technology intruding. An escape.

Just the plain game. Fans close enough to actually see and yell directly at the players and action.

Players actually stay in people’s homes during the season.

Double rainbow over minor league Skeeter's baseball field (Image: screenshot Skeeter's FB page)

Double your viewing pleasure: Baseball close enough to actually see, weather to add to the spontaneity. Oh, yeah, real game in front, game images on screens. (Image screenshot Skeeter’s FB page)

Now, the Skeeters are going Hollywood and will “occasionally” show drone broadcast footage on the centerfield scoreboard.

Kinda like what has become a circus inside the NFL stadiums which are so large the contestants look like ants?

Skeeters’ President Christopher Hill said, “We’ll be able to showcase beautiful Constellation Field and the surrounding Sugar Land community in ways that we’ve never done before.” Sounds like a major wonder!

You also watch at home: Skeeters official YouTube channel. No better way to get that ole baseball and Boys of Summer feeling! (Can big time commercial barrages be far behind? Sigh.)

Ever heard “Better is the enemy of good”? “Opening a can of worms”? “Can’t put the genie back in the bottle”? “Pandora’s box”?

Hope they don’t fly off from, what made the Skeeters and Constellation Field so cool.

Take me out to the old ball game.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

  • Related post about the Skeeters: “Play ball and move it.” (The Skeeter’s bat dog, Kuvo takes the field. And the robot umpire calls balls.)
Horseshoe on fence at Constellation baseball stadium. (Sugar Land Skeeter's TImeline FB posts)

No, not the lost and found. Hung there to give the team luck. Upside down so the luck doesn’t run out. You know horses- those 4 legged, expensive, live lawn ornaments? How much luck can it have if the horse lost it, ran off without it, and it ended up here? Oh, please. It’s just an archaic, old fashioned thing to make you smile.. (Sugar Land Skeeter’s TImeline FB posts)



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  1. easyweimaraner / Sep 4 2019 10:39 am

    I’m with you for the horse shoe… we have it for years and we are not the lucky one… but maybe it would be much more worse without it?


  2. Ally Bean / Sep 4 2019 11:35 am

    Well, I do like the name of the team. Skeeters is unique. I wonder if fans from opposing teams will throw citronella leaves onto the field to take the bite out of them. 🙄

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  3. Kate Crimmins / Sep 4 2019 11:38 am

    With a name like Skeeters, I’d be scratching all night!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 4 2019 12:09 pm

      It’s a flat prairie/ occasional swam, so short form for “mosquito” won the vote. You gotta love the home town feel the community is trying to keep.
      Thanks for the buzzy remark

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      • Kate Crimmins / Sep 4 2019 12:35 pm

        Our local baseball team is called the “iron pigs.” That’s after the steel making process although they have “baconed” it up quite a bit. Every year we find bacon in more and weirder foods.

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 4 2019 12:51 pm

          It sounds wonderful…you might gain weight just from smelling the fare. Somehow the smaller teams seem more authentic than the glossy big guys. Fun without flash.

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          • Kate Crimmins / Sep 4 2019 1:37 pm

            It’s really is fun for the whole family. Every night there is something special.

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  4. Pied Type / Sep 4 2019 6:58 pm

    I’ve been to maybe one baseball game in my life. Don’t care for it as a sport, but being with friends outside on a pleasant summer night — that was the good part. Surely drones buzzing around would be a mood killer.


  5. doesitevenmatter3 / Sep 5 2019 3:33 pm

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    HUGS!!! 🙂


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