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Major affinity for minor leagues
dayton cubs and brevard county manatee fans
Ed and Pat Drosten
By Chuck King

Melbourne, Fla – What do Ed and Pat Drosten do when their Daytona Cubs are out of town? Head south to take in a Brevard County Manatees game.

The Drostens hold season tickets for both clubs. They are nuts for minor league baseball.

“It’s pure baseball,” Pat Drosten said. “These guys are working and they have a dream. They haven’t quite gotten the big money. They are accessible. They are fan friendly. They give 100 percent every day. You don’t see a lot of lollygagging around here.”

Minor league baseball brought the couple together. Their first date was an Orlando Cubs game and they’ve been together in the stands ever since.

That’s why it was a no-brainer when the Daytona Cubs offered lifetime season tickets to anyone who got a tattoo of their logo. Ed was the third of 17 fans who took Daytona up on its offer. His wife was the first.

Needless to say, the pair is part of the Daytona Cubs booster club. They “adopt” players in an effort to make their stay in Daytona more enjoyable.

Their list of favorite Daytona alumni includes Ronny Cedeno (started at shortstop for Chicago Tuesday night) and Brandon Sing (who they say is a big league talent with a small town personality.)

And they will never forget the night last season when Mobile’s Carmen Pignatello took a no-hitter into the ninth inning despite pitching with the flu.

Including spring training, the super fans have already been to 30 games this season. A surveyor by day, Ed Dorsten says the couple plans to keep minor league baseball as one of their top summertime escapes.

“We ride Harleys, we go to rock n’ roll concerts and we see a lot of baseball,” he said.

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