Triple-A All-Star Game and Bocce Ball in Lehigh Valley

July 13th, 2010 posted by Justin Brosious

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Tomorrow night Coca Cola Park will host the sold out Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game. I have been asked to be a runner for the TV talent. A runner basically goes out and gets whatever is not available at the park. So if a producer from MLB Network needs multi-colored Post-it Notes I will go to Staples and get them. It is not a very glamorous job, but I think I will get to see a glimpse of what goes into producing a live TV event. I will fill you in with my experience in my next post.

While we are on the subject of sports. Lehigh Valley SportsFest starts this week and goes throughout the weekend. It is Lehigh Valley’s premiere event for amateur athletes to compete. There are 40 different events mostly located in Allentown. A few years ago I played disc golf in SportsFest and had a good time doing so. But not this year. I’ll be too busy gearing up for probably the greatest sporting event the Valley has ever seen – the 2010 Bocce Ball Tournament at my buddy Chad’s place (if you missed it, here’s a recap of last year’s event). Teams come from all over the country to compete. This year the field of 50 teams is coming from Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, NYC, New Jersey and all over the great state of Pennsylvania. Me and my partner Zig have placed many times but never made it to the finals. I have a feeling this is our year.

Do you have any sporting plans this week/weekend?

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