The Green Bay Packers have announced a night training camp practice at Historic City Stadium on Tuesday, July 31.
What a great idea. But unfortunately, it's the same night as a Green Bay Bullfrogs game. The Bullfrogs are an expansion entry in the Northwoods Baseball League. They play their games at Joannes Stadium, which is right next to East High School and City Stadium.
What that means is that fans for both events will be battling for the same small parking lot and the same adjoining streets.
The Packers know the Bullfrogs are a new team trying to make a go of it in the city. Could they not pick a different date to hold their historic practice?
Some fans may try to attend both and that's what Bullfrogs owner Jeff Royals is hoping for. But Royals doesn't dare make noise on this one because he'd be alienating the same fan base and you know who wins that battle.
It's a great idea to have the practice session, the first Packers practice in more than 50 years at the team's former home field (1925-56). But it sure would have been nice to see the Packers have a little consideration for their neighbors and find a night that wouldn't conflict. This really does make them look like the Bullies on the block.