Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sky Sox Baseball: A Bucket List Completion

One of the best family outings you could take in is a minor league baseball game.  If you haven't been to one, you should add it to your bucket list.  We've been to a few different ones and have had a blast every time.  The stadiums are small and intimate.  You feel like you're close to the field because you really are.  At the Arkansas Travelers game, we took our lawn chairs and set them up in the grass in the outfield.  The kids could move around at will.  It was awesome.  Minor League games tend to have lots of fun things between innings, too, to keep the fans engaged.  They're family-friendly, too.  Unlike the Major League games, most minor league teams don't have the die-hard fans that like to let everyone know they know everything and can see the plays better than the umps, giving not-so-subtle advice using a small vocabulary.  And, if all that weren't enough, tickets are usually dirt-cheap.

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox game boasted all of that.  We sat about 20 rows up, right behind the first base dugout.  Sox the Fox was routinely off the dugout and up wreaking havoc with the fans.  Between innings, they launched plush baseballs and t-shirts, bounced ginormous beach balls through the audience, and had mini-games down on the field.

Lauren proclaimed prior to the game that she didn't want to go, but she had just as much fun as everyone else.  She stayed engaged and asked questions about the game, but she enjoyed the inter-inning games the best.

Bottom line:  If you're looking for a different yet fun family outing at a reasonable price, you just about can't beat a minor league baseball game.  Put it on your bucket list!

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