Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Night of Baseball


Last night we went to the Frisco RoughRiders baseball game. The RoughRiders are a double-A team in the Texas League and a farm team for the Texas Rangers. Frisco is the next town to the west of McKinney and about a 30 minute drive.

Russ got tickets from his company and they were fantastic! VIP parking, complimentary food and beverage, and great seats in the second row behind home plate parallel to the third base line. We could call the pitches much better than the umpire....LOL!

Here's a photo of Deuce, the RoughRider's praire dog mascot. One thing that's great about minor league baseball - the stadium is small and intimate and they provide entertainment throughout the game whenever there's downtime during the game. There's dancing, games, and general silliness. It's great for kids. Audrey had a blast. And that says a lot about an 11-year-old girl who doesn't do sports and spends most of her time watching TV. I was prepared to be overwhelmed by the heat (it was 102 here yesterday), but the stadium is build in such a way that the buildings block the evening sun and the breeze was great. I even had a good time.

They also had bunnies! We were walking behind the concessions buildings to avoid the crowd and along the shrubs on the fence line were 5 baby bunnies happily munching grass. I guess they're used to people - we got within 2 feet of them and the never flinched. Of course, I didn't have my camera.....

If you like baseball (even just a little) and have access to a minor league park, go on out for a game. You'll be highly entertained and much closer to the action than at a major league park. Last night was a nice break from our everyday routine.

4 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

When I was growing up we went to the minor league games in Indianapolis all the time. I have great memories of that. Now my life is consumed with baseball from one playing in college another in high school and my husband a coach at another high school so if and when we get any extra time I usually don't want to go to a game, but thanks for the great memories!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Superstitchious said...

is that the cool looking dr pepper stadium near the ikea in frisco? I've always wanted to go to a game there because the stadium looks so nice!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Cape Cod has a great minor league line-up. Always lots of scouts at the games and many of the players do get recruited to the majors!

Glad that you all had a night out and it was fun!

Cheers!

Evelyn

2:14 PM  
Blogger JudyL said...

There's a minor league team in Louisville and it is fun to go to those games . . although we don't do it often.

Sounds like you all had a great evening out.

Judy L.

12:38 AM  

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