Rangers Prospect Camp Opens 7/1

Back in April, TheNYRBlog's James Wrabel reported that the Rangers will once again participate in the Traverse City Prospects tournament which is scheduled for September 5th-9th.

…in the past this event has not been open to the public and takes place at the Rangers practice facility in Tarrytown.

…going to get up on my soap box for a second. An event like this is where the Rangers miss an opportunity to interact with fan blogs. While they have every right deny access to the press box during games and the locker room before and after, I think it would be such a good will gesture to invite a number of the fan blogs to an event like this. It would also allow the Rangers organization to evaluate the level of professionalism of the chosen blogs as well as gain a working knowledge and trust of the writers in the event they ever do decide to open the press box to us lowly bloggers.

…i know the Rangers don't need them the way teams like the Islanders do, but they are woefully behind the times with bloggers. I mean the Islanders have a "Blog Box" where credentialed bloggers have limited access to the team. That's actually pretty cool. I'd like to see the Rangers possibly set something like that up for some of the serious bloggers possibly based on their performance during an event like the prospect camp.

…while I'd much rather be in the crowd with the Garden Faithful or at home listening to Sam Rosen while cheering on my beloved Blueshirts and then pull out my computer to pass along my thoughts to the readers, it would be awesome to cover the game from the inside every once in a while to give my readers access to the Rangers and MSG that they might not be used to getting.

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