Baseball season is here! As fans know, there is a LOT more to the game than mere sport. Each team has its own traditions and each ballpark its own atmosphere. Here are some of the wackiest:
Sausage Racers: At Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI, costumed cased meats take to the field during the sixth inning for a foot race. check it out at: http://www.brewers.com
Disappearing Lighthouse: When the Seadogs hit a home run at Hadcock Field in Portland, ME, attention turns to center field. A foghorn plays and a 16 foot retractable lighthouse emerges from behind the fence with a shower of roman candles. http://www.seadogs.com
Giant Wheel: Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport, Iowa. To get the best view for watching the Quad Cities River Bandits, ride the 120 ft. Ferris wheel that overlooks left field. Plus, the ride’s LED lined spokes provide a laser-like show for those sitting in the grandstand. http://www.riverbandits.com
Here are some other unique ballparks to check out:
To get the kids in the mood for a day at the ballpark, try reading some great baseball themed books chosen by kids:
Some FUN BASEBALL FACTS:
– Highest price ever paid for a modern day baseball card is $99,100.00 for a Derek Jeter rookie card in May 2018.
– Every baseball has 108 stitches. 88 inches of waxed thread is used to stitch each ball.
What’s your favorite ballpark tradition?